Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Career Start)

Course code: UEE22011

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 course is designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronic industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, or instrumentation.

It will enable the learner to develop broad based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields. It will also enable you to make more informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths, and gain recognised credentials and credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.

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 Units 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 include:
    • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • • Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
    • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

Holmesglen Institute (Moorabbin and North Melbourne Campuses)

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Holmesglen Institute (Moorabbin Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 8.30am – 3.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 8.30am – 3.30pm

Holmesglen Institute (North Melbourne Campus)
Units 1 & 2 and Units 3 & 4 classes combined | Wednesdays | 8.30am – 3.00pm

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.

Work placement is not required.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your secondary college will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

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 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

For occupational health and safety reasons shorts, runners, and short sleeved tops will not be permitted in the workshop. Students are required to provide their own safety gear to be worn during class, including overalls, leather work boots, and protective eyewear/safety glasses.

Students must purchase the text books and each student attending at Moorabbin must also have an appropriate device (laptop, iPad etc. i.e. not a mobile phone).

A minimum of a Year 10 English and Mathematics is highly recommended. This course has substantial mathematics and is not recommended if Year 10 or Year 11 Mathematics is found challenging.