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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-Vocational)

Free TAFE Code: 22499VIC

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18 weeks part time

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January, July

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Secure your future with a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) 22499VIC

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 electrotechnology 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.

Electrotechnology 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 as you study a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) 22499VIC.

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.

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.


You will be assessed through written and oral questioning, observation of practical tasks and project work.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-Vocational) 22499VIC take me?

With a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) 22499VIC comes a luxury 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, renewable energy installer, refrigeration mechanic and instrument technician. You can also pursue further studies with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Melbourne Polytechnic has been pretty instrumental in my journey. It’s been a kind of turning point where I've decided on my future career.
David Jarman
Certificate II in Electrotechnology Graduate and Outstanding Construction Vocational Education Student of the Year 2023
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Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.


Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

Class Schedule

Part time: 18 weeks, three days per week

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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 30

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $470 $2350 $8000
Materials fee $200 $200 $200 $200
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $450 $845 $2800 $8450
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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 1st of November. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

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.

Check your eligibility

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

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:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

What we will supply

  • Tools and equipment you need to undertake this course.

You will need to supply

  • your own safety equipment, including work boots and safety glasses
  • various textbooks, note books, pens, calculator
  • Student to supply own laptop or tablet with a camera. Need to access internet for online assessments and learner resources.


As a general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course outcome if they have a minimum level of literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3. It would be advantageous if you have completed Year 11 with some studies in maths and science.

Next Steps

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.

Complete the application form on the application form webpage.

You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans 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.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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