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UEE22011

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.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Alexandra Hills Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 7 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$575
Subsidised
$1,015
Full Fee
$4,995
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Course overview

Kick start your career in the electrotechnology industry with this entry-level course. Build the skills you need to get your foot in the door for an apprenticeship or seek trade assistant work to get you started.

Qualified electricians are currently in demand with the number of people employed in the industry growing very strongly over the past few years. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service there's expected to be around 26,000 job openings for electricians in the next five years. 

In this course you will learn the skills needed to safely undertake basic electrotechnology work and solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits. You'll learn about environmentally sustainable work practices and the selection and use of materials, tools and components for electrical work. This course also covers a General Safety Induction course (White Card) – an industry requirement to work on Queensland construction sites, and some of the units needed for the first stage of an electrical apprenticeship.

Successful completion of this course will put you on the path to an apprenticeship with a huge choice in the industry. Opportunities exist in electrical cabling, equipment, instrumentation, switchgear, telecommunications, air conditioning and refrigeration, or renewable energy.

What can I do?

  • Electrotechnology Apprentice
  • Trades Assistant

Course outcome:

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Find Your Apprentice

TAFE Queensland will continue to assist you, even after you've completed your qualification. Utilising our strong industry connections, we link students with employers looking to hire our highly-skilled graduates. Once you have completed your Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) register your interest in an apprenticeship with our Find Your Apprentice service.

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and a combination of elective competency standard units, from the list below, to achieve a total weighting of 140 points.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE101A
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE101A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE104A
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE141A
    Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE141A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers routine tools, equipment and personnel protective equipment required to do work in the energy sector environment, is used in accordance with the schedule of work to ensure work is completed in an agreed time, to a quality standard and with a minimum waste.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE148A
    Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE148A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers undertake scheduled routine work activities in the energy sector in an agreed time, to a quality standard and with a minimum of waste It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of carrying out routine work activities in electrotechnology environments.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE179A
    Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE179A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers undertaking a schedule of work for selecting appropriately identified components, accessories or materials in an agreed time, to a quality standard and with a minimum of waste, using appropriate technology mediums where required.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE148A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK142A
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK142A
    Unit description :

    This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
26 Sep 2022
10 weeks
Full time. Week 1: 5 days - mixed mode. Week 2-3: 3 days - off campus. Weeks 4-10: 2.5 days on campus.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
Alexandra Hills
04 Oct 2022
7 weeks
Full time 5 days a week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
Alexandra Hills
24 Oct 2022
7 weeks
Full time 5 days a week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
Acacia Ridge
24 Oct 2022
7 weeks
Full time 5 days per week.
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
31 Oct 2022
6 weeks
Full time 5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
Hervey Bay
31 Oct 2022
5 weeks
Full time 5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
04 Oct 2022
9 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $575
  • Subsidised: $1,015
  • Full fee: $4,995

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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22011)

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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

COURSE CODE: UEE22011
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Entry into this course is via an application process that may include an interview.

It is highly recommended that students:-

  • are aged 15 years or older by the course commencement date; and
  • have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) with passes in Mathematics, English and Science)
Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements for practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses and protective footwear with steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210.  If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, a scientific calculator, a ruler, set square, protractor and compass.

Greater Brisbane - Bracken Ridge / Gold Coast - Ashmore
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Placement

Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study. We recommend that all students undertake work experience, you will be provided more information in class.

Need to know

Greater Brisbane - Bracken Ridge / Gold Coast - Ashmore
This course is partially offered online if you are studying this course via the Bracken Ridge or Ashmore campus. Theory-based units will be available through TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect. Please contact us for further information.

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE22020 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), as of 4 October 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 31 January 2023.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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