Courses

Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)

Prepare yourself for a career as an electrician with a course that allows you to use your technical mind and hands. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Prevocational) can set you on the path to sole tradership, or to working for a contracting company with a career in electrotechnology.

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Secure your future in electrotechnology

The electrotechnology industry is experiencing job growth, particularly in the construction, building and maintenance fields, providing plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians. This course provides you with the framework to start your electrical apprenticeship.

In particular, this course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry, and the range of occupations within.

Industry connections and resources

Let Melbourne Polytechnic’s qualified and trade-experienced teachers guide you through your pre-apprenticeship studies. You will have access to the latest industry technology and learn trade terminology and techniques.

Our excellent facilities include an industry standard fabrication workshop, wiring workshop and PC and electrical laboratories, and we use the online Learning Management System, Moodle, for all of our assessments, knowledge and skills content and delivery.

Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready. Currently, there are no workplace requirements for this course.

This course is aligned with the general electrical contracting industry in association with apprentice employers, and is recognised by state and national training boards

Course outcomes

This pre-vocational course is mainly aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within the industry.

Assessment

You will be assessed through assignments, examinations and practical tasks.

Local Students

Code

22261VIC

Campuses

EPPING, HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 10 weeks


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1650
Ineligible:$3600
Concession:$330
Materials:$218

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment in this program is conducted by assignments/examinations and practical tasks.

Materials

What we will supply List of materials you need when the course starts What you will need to supply Textbooks, work boots and safety glasses

Entrance Requirements

It would be advantageous if you have completed Year 11 and some studies in maths and science is preferred

Pathways to further study

The framework provides a pathway for students to gain employment within the electrical industry as an apprentice leading to a qualification in the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. The Certificate III articulates into the Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician.

Career Pathways

With a booming building trade comes plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians, particularly in the construction, building and maintenance fields. These areas lead to an exciting career in the electrical trades as an electrician, electrical fitter, electrical machine repairer, and renewable energy installer.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • October
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 12
UEENEEE101A APPLY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, CODES AND PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE 20
UEENEEE102A FABRICATE, ASSEMBLE AND DISMANTLE UTILITIES INDUSTRY COMPONENTS 40
UEENEEE103A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN EXTRA-LOW VOLTAGE SINGLE PATH CIRCUITS 40
UEENEEE105A FIX AND SECURE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT 20
UEENEEE122A CARRY OUT PREPARATORY ENERGY SECTOR WORK ACTIVITIES 60
UEENEEE130A PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AND REPORT ON ROUTINE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS 60
UEENEEE142A PRODUCE PRODUCTS FOR CARRYING OUT ENERGY SECTOR WORK ACTIVITIES 20
UEENEEE148A CARRY OUT ROUTINE WORK ACTIVITIES IN AN ENERGY SECTOR ENVIRONMENT 40
UEENEEE179A IDENTIFY AND SELECT COMPONENTS, ACCESSORIES AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY SECTOR WORK ACTIVITIES 20
UEENEEK112A PROVIDE BASIC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY REDUCTION IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES 40
VU21533 PERFORM ENERGY SECTOR INSTALLATIONS OF EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE SINGLE PATH CIRCUITS 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.