Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)

Course code: 22499VIC

This course prepares students to enter the Electrotechnology industry. It covers competencies at work entry level providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in many electrotechnology disciplines.

The training is mainly project based, and gives industry relevant hands-on experience in a realistic simulated environment. You will learn how to read circuit diagrams, take electrical measurements and perform electrical calculations.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Are interested in electrical and electronic systems
  • Like to understand how things work
  • Are curious
  • Are patient, methodical and persistent
  • Enjoy logical processes
  • Are competent in mathematics

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.
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  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 1 & 2 include:
    • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
    • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 3 & 4 include:
    • Produce products for carrying out energy sector work activities
    • Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
    • Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Northern College of the Arts and Technology

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
RTO Number: 6736

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 8.30am – 12.30pm

Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Thursdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

This course requires at least Year 10 mathematical knowledge and is not recommended if students find mathematics challenging.

Box Hill Institute students are strongly recommended to undertake 80 hours of work placement (over two years).

NCAT students are required to undertake 80 hours of work placement (over two years).

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VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to three units at the Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Systems Electricians – on domestic, residential and heavy industrial buildings
  • Instrumental Technicians – on measuring, process control and scientific instruments
  • Electronic Trades People – providing electrical installation, repair maintenance, modification and testing of electrical/electronic systems

Box Hill Institute students are required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment: overalls, work pants, work or safety boots, and runners.

NCAT, at the end of the year, will send a letter to the home address of all students in regards additional requirements: e.g. uniform (protective clothing must be worn) and textbook (Electrical Wiring and Principles Manual). All students must provide their own safety glasses, hearing protectors and tape measures.