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14 weeks part time
February, April, August
February, April, August
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.
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. You will learn thorough Energyspace®, an online Learning Management System, for all of our content delivery and assessment requirements.
Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready.
This course is aligned with the general electrical contracting industry in association with apprentice employers, and is recognised by state and national training boards.
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.
You will be assessed through written and oral questioning, observation of practical tasks and project work.
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Part time: 14 weeks, three days per week
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||Core||6|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||Core||18|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace||Core||20|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components||Core||40|
|UEENEEE103A||Solve problems in ELV single path circuits||Core||40|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment||Core||20|
|UEENEEE141A||Use of routine equipment plant technologies in an energy sector environment||Elective||60|
|UEENEEJ104A||Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems||Core||20|
|UEENEEP024A||Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply||Elective||20|
|VU21544||Install a sustainable extra low voltage energy power system||Core||30|
|VU22333||Perform intermediate engineering computations||Core||40|
|VU22670||Provide an overview of the electrotechnology industry||Core||30|
|VU22671||Use test instruments in the electrotechnology industry||Core||20|
|VU22672||Carry out basic electrotechnology project||Core||40|
|VU22673||Carry out basic network cabling for extra low voltage (ELV) equipment and devices||Core||40|
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 1300 635 276.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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