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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

National Course Code: UEE22011


The nationally accredited Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is your introduction to the world of electrical systems. You will learn the essentials for entry-level work in this skills shortage area and be ready to take on an electrotechnology trade qualification.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Install wiring systems, accessories and appliances for low voltage general electrical installations
  • Connect electrical circuits
  • Solve issues with electrical equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to follow instructions.
  • A logically way of thinking
  • Strong organizational skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • Nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong foundation to start an apprenticeship at Certificate III level


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology trade qualification
  • Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician
  • Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills to connect with clients
  • Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills

Assessments provide a great way for you to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what needs further development. In this course, you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Project assessments
  • Skills assessments

This course, the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is an introductory course that provides insight into the electrotechnology industry and gives you an opportunity to see what it takes to work in the industry, before you commit to a four-year apprenticeship.

The Certificate III level course is the established entry-level course to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to work as a trade qualified electrotechnology electrician. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for your licence to work with low voltage fixed wiring and to supervise others undertaking this work.

The Certificate IV level course teaches you to develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers, problem solve circuits and plan the electrical installation of integrated systems. The Certificate IV can lead to a career as an Electrician - Special Class.

The Advanced Diploma equips you with the skills to move into leadership or management roles and strategic thinking skills. You will learn how to apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems, provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems and to plan and manage electrical projects.

During work experience you will be introduced to real-world work functions performed by the host employer.

TAFE NSW offers you a variety of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Theory/practical classrooms with equipment suitable for delivery of electrotechnology content
  • Computer rooms to facilitate the use of electrotechnology software applications, blended delivery and assessment as required
  • Workshops equipped with suitable fixed, portable and hand-held tools and equipment and suitable materials storage facilities
  • Wiring rooms with suitable facilities to allow delivery and assessment of practical wiring competencies

Common use of electricity is increasing due to the reliance on electrical equipment in the home and the workplace. This trend appears likely to continue, ensuring the ongoing demand for electrotechnology workers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 36 weeks

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