National code: UEE22020

    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Explore the world of electrotechnology and set yourself up for success in the world of electrical systems. You'll learn the essentials for entry-level work in this skills shortage area and be prepared to take on an electrotechnology trade qualification.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Install wiring systems, accessories and appliances for low voltage general electrical installations

    • Connect electrical circuits

    • Solve issues with electrical equipment

    • Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment

    • Implement safe work practices

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • An introduction into the electrotechnology industry while gaining hands-on experience

    • The skills to build an electrical circuit

    • Strong foundational knowledge to start an apprenticeship at Certificate III level

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    • Take part in a pre-enrolment interview with a teacher. This pre-enrolment interview helps us determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to alternative study options or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 high school level, or equivalent

    • An interest in maths, physics and science

    • Comfortability working indoors, outdoors and from heights

    • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: apprentice electrician, apprentice refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic, apprentice electronics and communication technician and apprentice electrical fitter.


    A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Related study1 Course

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 410 Weighting points, including 270 core and 140 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Prepare to work safely in the construction industryCPCCWHS1001

    • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplaceUEECD0007

    • Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environmentUEECD0009

    • Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activitiesUEECD0021

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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