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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)


Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) UEE22011

Course Overview

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is the standard pre-apprenticeship pathway to beginning a career as an Electrician.

You'll learn foundational skills in safety and first aid, as well as technical skills in electrotechnology components, accessories, and equipment.

This course can be delivered on campus, as part of the VETDSS program, or as a pre-apprenticeship.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry as an Apprentice Electrician. Working in this industry may involve working outdoors or on on-site installations and servicing. Hours of work may vary depending on the employers’ requirements.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the:

Note: these courses can only be undertaken by apprentices.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - Wednesday - 9.00am to 3.30pm / 2021

Pre App - Starts on 09/08/2021 - (Mon, Tue, Thur) - 8.00 am to 4:45pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 02/02/2022 - 1 Day a week - 9am to 3.30pm / 2022

Pre-app - Starts on 14/03/2022 - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8am to 5pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Core Units
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits
Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units
Work safely in the construction industry
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Provide First Aid
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assessments
  • Questioning
  • Simulation
  • Projects
  • Observation

Students are strongly encouraged and supported to undertake work placement/work experience with a number of employers.

Allan McLean

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.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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