The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is a pre-apprenticeship electrical course, providing an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as electrical, renewable energy, air conditioning/refrigeration and instrumentation.
Career opportunities, include:
- apprentice electrician
- apprentice electrical fitter
- apprentice air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
- renewable energy systems installer
- electrical engineering technician,
- renewable energy sales and support roles
Pathways to further study:
- UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician) Apprenticeship
- UEE33011 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting Apprenticeship.
Studying the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) at Holmesglen
This course will enable you to develop broad based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields, such as lighting, general power, fire protection and security, robotics, instrumentation, optical data and voice systems, electrical motors and control systems.
You will gain experience in the trade and use your skills to make informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths. And you will gain a recognised qualification, as well as credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.
The course is delivered face to face, online and in simulated work areas.
For online units, a tablet/laptop is required and for the work simulations, you will require work-wear, work boots and clear safety glasses.
Full time - nine weeks:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am- 4pm
Lunch break 30 min
Part time - 18 weeks (North Melboune only)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm - 9pm and Saturdays 8am - 4pm
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
||Work safely in the construction industry
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits
||Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
||Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
||Provide first aid
||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
||Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
| Code || Name |
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|CPCCOHS1001A||Work safely in the construction industry|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
|UEENEEE148A||Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment|
|UEENEEE179A||Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEE141A||Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Minimum of Year 10 English and Mathematics, Year 11 highly recommended.
This course is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging.
Applicants should be at least 16 years old and above.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completion, you will receive the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start).
Connections with industry
Holmesglen has a collaborative training venture with the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Victorian Branch. As an education facility, our aim is to create skilled, safe and respected electrical workers. We understand the workforce is always evolving and with this in mind, strive to provide you with an opportunity to develop your trade skills that meet today's industry needs.
We are committed yet flexible and draw on over 100 years of ETU industry experience to help grow our next crop of electrical workers.
Holmesglen’s Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence is Australia’s premier facility for delivering nationally accredited training in solar energy. Designed to provide real-world hands-on simulated practical activities, our students get unrivalled training with access to premium equipment.
All our renewable energy trainers are CEC accredited and have current industry experience.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession