Electrotechnology and utilities facilities
At TAFE Queensland we have over $30 million worth of facilities for our electrical, refrigeration and air-conditioning, automation, instrumentation and telecommunication students. Purpose-built in consultation with industry, our modern and high-tech classrooms and workshops simulate commercial and residential environments, allowing us to provide industry with the most highly skilled and competent tradespeople.
The TAFE Queensland Cairns campus features state-of-the-art air-conditioning and refrigeration training facilities. Apprentices can access two CO2 freezer rooms and eight additional cold rooms, all featuring up-to-date industry technology.
Our refrigeration and air-conditioning training facilities at Acacia Ridge are world-class and renowned in industry.
Housed in our purpose-built, $20 million electrotechnology training spaces, our refrigeration and air-conditioning facilities include an industrial cascade refrigeration system, ammonia plant rooms, 20 coldrooms, fully operational service bar, valuable air volume (VAV) systems, two air-conditioning plant rooms, as well as hydrocarbon and Co2 systems.
Our refrigeration and air conditioning students at our Ashmore campus have access to four cold-rooms and four specialised workshops equipped with thermal imaging cameras, programmable logic controller (PLC) equipment, and LabVolt motor training aids.
The TAFE Queensland Cairns campus features a world-class capstone testing room for electrical apprentice training. The facility has three apprentice fault-finding capstone assessment cubicles and one external contractor fault finder assessment cubicle. Each cubicle has a number of household electrical items installed and the cubicles operate at low voltage, replicating both 240-volt and three-phase power supplies.
Capstone training and assessment
We also have a capstone training and assessment workshop, 28 individual wiring bays, and a data and communications workshop complete with 14 individual bays, programmable logic controllers lab, and a sustainability deck for photo-voltaic practical activities.
Our electrical, appliance servicing, electrical fitting, and electrical machine repair apprentices at our Acacia Ridge campus study in our $20 million purpose-built electrical training space completed in 2009.
The facility boasts 20 high tech classrooms with specialised motor labs, winding machine rooms, and a control circuits/relay logic lab.
Ashmore Trade Training Centre
Our Ashmore Trade Training Centre has a new $1.5 million state-of-the-art training hub for electrical and air conditioning refrigeration apprentices. It was designed in collaboration with local industry to be the most high-level training centre on the Gold Coast for electrotechnology and air-conditioning refrigeration.
Electrotechnology and utilities courses
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Get your career in electrotechnology started with this entry-level course. Build the skills and confidence you need to seek an apprenticeship in a range of electrical trade areas.
- Electrotechnology Apprentice
- Trades Assistant
Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering
Enrich your career in electrotechnology with this high-level course and gain the advanced skills and knowledge required to work as a senior technical officer.
- Senior Technical Officer - Electrical Technology
- Electrical Projects Officer