Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)

Course code UEE22011
Start date(s) February
Course lengthPart time: 2 years
Campus North Melbourne
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    VCE VET Electrical Industry Program

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course and can be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.The course offers the opportunity to develop competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety, and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology industry. The course is a pre-vocational electrical program, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, or instrumentation. It enables you to develop broad based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields such as lighting, general power, fire protection and security, robotics, instrumentation, optical data and voice systems, electrical motors and control systems. It also enables you to make more informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths, and gain a recognised credential and credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.

    During this course, you are required to provide overalls, work boots and clear safety glasses.

    Note: If not undertaking this course as a VCE or VCAL student, please refer to our full-time pre-apprenticeship course 22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (pre-vocational).

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of written assessment, online assignments and practical application projects.


    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEE104ASolve problems in D.C. circuits
    UEENEEE141AUse Routine Equipment/Plant/Technologies in an Energy Sector Environment
    UEENEEE148ACarry Out Routine Work Activities in an Energy Sector Environment
    UEENEEE179AIdentify and Select Components, Accessories and Materials for Energy Sector
    UEENEEK142AApply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector


    CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
    HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, code and specifications
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UEENEED101AUse Basic Computer Applications Relevant to a Energy Sector Workplace
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student
    • This course requires at least Year ten mathematical knowledge, and is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging.
    Note: If not undertaking this course as a VCE or VCAL student, please refer to our full-time pre-apprenticeship course 22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (pre-vocational).

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After completing the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), you will be eligible for credits towards your VCE: recognition of three units at Units 1 and 2 Level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

    Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Electrical Industry will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

    Career Opportunities

    At the completion of this course, you may wish to apply for credit and continue your studies in the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician) Apprenticeship or the UEE33011 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting Apprenticeship

  • Dates


    This course is delivered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for VCE students.

    This course is delivered on Wednesdays, 9 am to 3:30 pm for VCAL students.

    Alternative days can be arranged by consultation with the school.

  • How to Apply


    You can only enrol in a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course through your school.

    Contact your school's VET coordinator or careers adviser.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    VET Delivered to Secondary School Students Coordination Centre

    03 9209 5109



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  • Fees

    The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Click here  to see if you are eligible for government subsidised training.