Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course code: UEE22020

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 Students 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 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.

Materials Fees

To be paid by the DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

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

UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits.


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


Carry out Routine Work Activities in an Energy Sector Environment

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in the residential premises
NOTE; updates to this qualification will follow.


Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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