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Join this in-demand trade with a qualification in Electrotechnology.

Without power, everything stops

Set yourself up for a successful career in Electrotechnology with our apprenticeship program. Our world-class facilities and expert trainers will give you the skills you need for work and make you a valued member of staff. You'll learn core skills in understanding and following electrical plans, installing parts, and testing and repairing faults. Combine these with specialist skills in refrigeration, electronics, or air conditioning depending on your work needs and your career ambition. We work with you to develop a program that suits your work needs and career goals.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22020)

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry as an Apprentice Electrician.

Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32220)

Become a qualified Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic with an Apprenticeship from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820)

Become a qualified Licensed Electrician with the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician from GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Restricted Electrical Workers (Disconnect/Reconnect) Course (SA3REWCS22)

Enable local tradepersons to qualify for the Class 1 and Class 2 Victorian Restricted Electrical Workers licence

"There is a fair bit of diversity in the work I do while in the workplace. The Trainers at GOTAFE were excellent, they have taught me all of the abilities I've needed for my job, also preparing me to compete at the WorldSkills competition. They've definitely set me up with many of the life skills that I will use in my trade. I really enjoy my job as an apprentice electrician because of the variety of work. No day on the job is the same."

– Shaun

Why study with GOTAFE?

Hands-on training

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in the Electrotechnology industry and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace. With different specialty areas to choose from, and a range of courses from pre-apprenticeships through to Certificate III, we've got a course for every interest and ambition.

Our training is hands-on and flexible, and will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our work stations replicate real job sites, so you can become familiar with current industry equipment and train using tools that are up-to-date and relevant to the job. Our equipment is top-of-the-range, and includes mobile refrigeration training systems, which teach you how to safely handle and use new greenhouse-friendly, low global warming potential refrigerants. You'll learn to use these and a variety of other leading tools so you're prepared for any job site.

Industry skills to take you far

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Jobs for electricians are expected to grow over the next five years, with an estimated 7000 new jobs becoming available in the market.

We work closely with local employers to understand their skills needs, and we'll teach you the skills that will push you to the front of the queue when you're looking for a jobs .

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Electrotechnology with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.