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Electrical Open Days

Want to spark a lucrative new career? Looking to further your skills? Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia; and with very strong employment growth, your skills will continue to be in demand. Visit us on Open Day at 2pm to tour our facilities and talk to industry trainers about our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. Registrations are essential for sessions to go ahead.

- , Thu, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen North Melbourne Campus, Level 2, 200 Arden St North Melbourne 3051 Australia

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Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia. And with strong employment growth predicted for the next five years, the skills you will gain from electrotechnlogy courses at Futuretech will continue to be in hot demand. We invest in facilities and equipment so you have access to workshops with industry standard equipment.
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The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is a pre-apprenticeship electrical course, providing an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as electrical, renewable energy, air conditioning/refrigeration and instrumentation.  

The course will enable 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.

Gain experience in the trade and use your skills to make informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths. You will gain a recognised qualification, as well as credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.

The course is delivered face to face, online and through our recently renovated work simulated area.

For online units, a tablet/laptop is required and for the work simulations, you will require work-wear, work boots and clear safety glasses.

This course will be delivered in our new purpose-built facility for those training to enter the electrical industry.


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 classes.

Note: If not undertaking this course as a VCE or VCAL student, please refer to our full-time pre-apprenticeship course  UEE22011Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) - Pre-Apprenticeship.


This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrical Fitter's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical manufacturing industry.

As a licensed electrical fitter, you will be able to work in the commercial and industrial switchboard and equipment manufacturing sector.

You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance and commissioning of electrical switchboards, machinery and specified equipment.


The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is the course you need to complete before you can sit for Energy Safe Victoria's Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical industry.

As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, which include the wiring of all commercial, residential and industrial installations.

You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry.


This course is designed for people who have minimal to noexperience in programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

You will develop an understanding of the process of development, installation and testing of PLCs for a system requiring discrete control functions.

The course will teach you to:
- work safely
- apply knowledge of control systems
- control system development methods
- use ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction sets
- follow written instructions and document program development
- test activities.

After completing this course, you will have the in-depth knowledge and skills to enable you to develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers.


This course provides information on performing in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment to Standard AS3760.

You will gain basic electrical knowledge, an understanding of voltage values, surge arrestors, flexible cords and power boards, common cable types, and use of electrical testers, such as a multimeter for testing and tagging on single and multi-phase equipment.

The course is delivered over two days in our electrical workshop on campus, and includes an online self-paced study component in occupational health and safety. The online study must be completed prior to attending the on campus workshop sessions. Full attendance atworkshops is mandatory to obtain Statement of Attainment in the required units.

This course is suitable for people with or without existing technical knowledge and skills, who are responsible for the safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.


This course is designed for people needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant Certificate III or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning qualification.

The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence - Class 2 (previously named Disconnect/Reconnect Worker's Licence).


This course is designed for those needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant CPC32413 Certificate III in plumbing.

The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2).


This course is designed for those needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant certificate III in mechanical fitting.

The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2).


This course is designed to assist Electrician's Licence holders ( 'A' Grade Licence) to apply for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC) with Energy Safe Victoria.

It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC).

Training covers a broad range of the business management skills and knowledge required to operate a contracting business within the electrical industry.

The course is delivered over eight sessions on Monday evenings.


The Construction Wiring and Mandatory Testing Refresher short course is suitable for applicants who are wishing to refresh their knowledge/skills and whose accreditation is nearing expiry.

This course was established in 1988 and provides qualified electricians with the underpinning skills, knowledge and competency for the installation and maintenance of construction wiring on building and demolition sites.

This course also includes Mandatory Electrical Testing content therefore providing a number of crucial training outcomes in the one program for electricians in the building, construction and demolition industry sectors.


The Readiness Assessment (RA) enables you to assess your ability before entering into an Electrical Apprenticeship. The course is suitable for those who are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship within the Electrical Industry; including young school leavers wanting to enter into the Electrical Industry.

The RA is delivered through our partnership with Energy Skills Australia, via the EnergySpace Learning Management System.

The Readiness Assessment (RA) tool is designed to assist aspiring electrical apprentices understand how well prepared they are (in terms of their literacy and numeracy skills) for the electrical trade program. Learners, teachers and employers can quickly see where more work is required to give an apprentice the greatest chance of success in their training program. The RA also offers support pathways appropriate for the individual's skill profile.

The Readiness Assessment covers 15 areas of numeracy and literacy; the Literacy section covers Reading and Writing skills at Australian Core Skill Framework (ACSF) level 3, the level recommended to give electrical apprentices the best chance of progressing through the qualification; the Numeracy section is broken into the fifteen subtopics, which underpin the first two years of the electrical trade program. The ACSF standard of the questions range from; ACSF 1 (5 questions), ACSF 2 (13 questions), ACSF 3 (10 questions), and ACSF 4 (22 questions).

Note: Learners who are enrolled in the Certificate II in Electrotechnology, (Career Start) or Pre-Apprenticeship program, undertake the Readiness Assessment as part of the Certificate II program.


The Mandatory Testing short course re-enforces qualified A Class Electricians with the knowledge and practical skills to fulfil the mandatory verification requirements of AS/NZS 3000 - Wiring rules.

This program is endorsed by Energy Safe Victoria and is highly recommended throughout the electrical industry.


This program prepares you for one of the three Energy Safe Victoria-required Licensed Electrical Assessment examinations - the Safe Working Practices (SWP) exam.

We recommend Future Energy Skills as the preferred assessment venue for the LEA.


This program prepares you for one of the three Energy Safe Victoria-required Licensed Electrical Assessment examinations - Licensed Electrical Practice (LEP).

We recommend Future Energy Skills as the preferred assessment venue for the LEA.


This program prepares you for one of the three, Energy Safe Victoria-required Licensed Electrical Assessment examinations - the Licensed Electrical Theory (LET) exam.

We recommend Future Energy Skills as the preferred assessment venue for the LEA.


The Construction Wiring and Mandatory Testing Short Course provides qualified electricians with the underpinning skills, knowledge and competency for the installation and maintenance of construction wiring on building and demolition sites.

This course also includes Mandatory Electrical Testing content therefore providing a number of crucial training outcomes in the one program for electricians in the building, construction and demolition industry sectors.

This accreditation is valid for three years. Nearing the end of the three-year period, you will be required to undertake Refresher training.