Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course Code UEE22011
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 360 hours

Course Overview

The UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology is the recognised pathway to an apprenticeship.

The UEE22011 is the standard Pre-apprenticeship course for students wishing to pursue a career as an Electrician, or in allied trades such as Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Instrumentation and Line worker.

This qualification covers competencies for work entry programs providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any Electrotechnology discipline.

This course is delivered on campus, or as a TEC/VETiS program or a pre apprenticeship program.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Electrotechnology industry.
Working in this industry may involve working outdoors or on on-site instillations and servicing. Hours of work may vary depending on the employers’ requirements.

Further studies
After gaining the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), you might wish to undertake further study in the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration. These Certificate III courses can only be undertaken by Apprentices.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 1st July, 4 Days a week, 8am to 4.45pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are required to attend all classes where possible to and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Allan McLean
Location: Shepparton

Name: Tristan McNaught
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 360 $3.28 $1,180.80 $10.00 $3,600.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 360 $0.66 $237.60 $10.00 $3,600.00
Full Fee 360 $6.15 $2,214.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 360 $1.00 $360.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
All applicants will complete a Pre-training review and undertake an interview to check suitability to course.

Applicants will also be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to provide staff with an indication of existing levels of LL & N capability.

Units of Competency

UEE22011 – Core Units

UEENEEK142A – Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
UEENEEE148A – Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
UEENEEE179A – Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
UEENEEE104A – Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits
UEENEEE141A – Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment

UEE22011 – Elective Units

UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components
UEENEEE105A – Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEEE130A – Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Written assessments
  • Questioning
  • Simulation
  • Projects
  • Observation
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

Information sessions are run throughout each year. If you would like details of future information sessions, please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.