Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course code: UEE22011

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO Code: 4909

Course Summary

This program will give you the foundation to kick start an electrical apprenticeship; a career that needs both your brains and your hands-on skills. Qualified electricians are in high demand and are paid a higher than average weekly full-time wage.

This VET for Senior Secondary Schools program will develop knowledge and skills that will equip you for entry into the workforce whilst you undertake applied learning in an adult learning environment.

As well as contributing to the satisfactory completion of VCE or VCAL, after 2 years of study and, upon successful completion, students will gain a nationally recognised qualification and credits towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

You will learn about identifying and selecting components, accessories and materials, solving circuit problems and OH&S requirements in our industry-specific electrotechnology classrooms and workshops, located both at Federation University and the Wimmera Trade Training Centre.


Contribution towards VCAL

VCAL – one credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded upon successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.

Contribution towards VCE

VCE – students who complete this qualification are eligible for three units at units 1 & 2 level and a units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

Scored Assessment Available


National or State Accreditation


Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Federation University

Wimmera Campus (Horsham)

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.20 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

It is recommended that students undertake a minimum of 40 hours SWL or work experience each year of this program with a qualified electrician or large electrical business to enhance their learning and job prospects.

Employment and Study Pathways

Potential career paths

Career opportunities include:

  • Apprentice Electrician

After further study:

  • Qualified Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Linesman

Fees and Equipment


Students are required to wear Australian standard work boots* and long work pants each week. Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements will be advised at Induction Day.

*Work boots are required to meet AS2210.3 class 1 (i.e. comprising of a safety toe and a sole that is resistant to most oils, acids and chemicals).

Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Indicative Materials Fees (To be confirmed)

To be paid by the student:
First Year: $135 plus $68 for the textbook.
Second Year: $135
(Information on purchasing the textbook will be available on Induction Day.)

Additional Requirements

Students need to be at least in Year 10 at the time of enrolment and have strong maths knowledge.

Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment. Attendance in October at the WSM VET Cluster Induction Day and a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

Delivered over 2 years


Identify and Select Components, Accessories & Materials for Energy Sector Work Activities


Apply Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, Codes and Practices in the Workplace


Fix and Secure Electrotechnology Equipment


Carry Out Preparatory Energy Sector Work Activities


Use of Routine Equipment/Plant/Technologies in an Energy Sector Environment


Carry out Routine Work Activities in an Energy Sector Environment


Fabricate, Assemble and Dismantle Utilities Industry Components


Solve Problems in d.c. Circuits


Apply Environmentally and Sustainable Energy Procedures in the Energy Sector


Attach Cords and Plugs to Electrical Equipment for Connection to Single Phase 230 Volt Supply


Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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