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International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:


Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Full Time: 9 weeks


Moorabbin, North Melbourne

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.

Course structure


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards





Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Solve problems in d.c. circuits


Use of Routine Equipment/Plant/Technologies In An Energy Sector Environment


Carry Out Routine Work Activities In An Energy Sector Environment


Identify And Select Components, Accessories And Materials For Energy Sector Work Activities


Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector


Work safely in the construction industry


Provide first aid


Use computer applications relevant to a workplace


Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components


Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment


Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Minimum of Year 10 English and Mathematics, Year 11 highly recommended.

This course is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging.

Applicants should be at least 16 years old and above.


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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.



Afterl completion of this course you will receive the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), and will be well positioned to pursue apprenticeship opportunities within the electrical industry.


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.


Completion of the course can be credited towards apprenticeship training. This is appealing to prospective employers when seeking employment, as you have already commenced the off the job training component of an apprenticeship.

- Apprentice electrician
- apprentice electrical fitter
- apprentice air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
- renewable energy systems installer
- electrical engineering technician,
- renewable energy sales and support roles.

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Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

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Full Fee


Government subsidised




Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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