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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

  • National Course Code: UEE22011
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE22011-01V03-20WYO-210

Location – Wyong

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

22.3 Hours per week


12 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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 theory and practical course-work, you will learn:

  • How to install wiring systems, accessories and appliances for low voltage general electrical installations
  • To connect electrical circuits
  • The principles behind solving issues with electrical equipment


Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Communication skills to connect with clients
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Attention to detail


Completing this course will equip you with a:

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


Secure your electrical future with:

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


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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no formal Training Package entry requirements for this course.


To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Meet literacy , language and numeracy requirements (minimum Australian Core Skills Framework levels of 3 for Learning, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication)


During training: Competency development activities are subject to regulations directly related to licensing, occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training, such as apprenticeships.

In the workplace: You will require a licence to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical equipment or installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Other conditions may apply under State and Territory legislative and regulatory requirements.


Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. In this hands-on qualification you will undertake a minimum of 10 days of work experience.

You are responsible for sourcing this experience, your school's careers advisor can help.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have an ability to:

  • Work at heights
  • Distinguish between colours

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 22.3 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 12 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 21.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including tutorial support, prescribed reading , quizzes, review questions, Moodle (online), minimum 3 hours study per assessment per unit, research, activities, mentoring opportunities, researching companies, researching job opportunities, preparing job applications, casual employment learning,

Wednesday morning allows students a period to access the Wyong TAFE library for computer and printer access, and is available for student self directed study and assignment work.


This qualification covers competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology discipline including, Apprenticeships UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician and UEE33011 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, 8.00am to 3.45pm, Wednesday 9.00am to 3.45pm and Thursday 8.00am to 3.45pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • General stationary Stationery (available from most Newsagents)
  • A4 ring binder and ruled A4 paper, Pens ? black, blue, red and green (ball point or felt tip)
  • 300mm plastic rule (with millimetre increments), Pencil ? 0.5mm HB clutch type, Pencil eraser
  • Highlighting pen, Scientific calculator: Casio FX-100AU PLUS (preferred)
  • Trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan), Reciprocal key (1/x), Engineering key (ENG)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sturdy shoes with ?closed toe and sturdy upper?, cotton clothing, (dressed as per workplace).
  • Further PPE including clothing items may be specified for certain units of study by the teaching section.

Student Workbooks

Student Workbooks must be purchased prior to commencing study in each unit of competence. Purchase can be made at your first class attendance. Approximate cost will be $60.00 per semester

At some campuses you will be able to purchase through a Campus Bookshop. At others you will purchase through the teaching section.

If purchased through a teaching section, payment must be made by Credit-card, Debit-card or Cheque (i.e. NO CASH).

WH&S Requirements

Workplace Health & Safety legislation requires all staff, students and visitors on campus to wear adequate footwear (closed toe with a sturdy upper), is the minimum footwear requirement.



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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
Elective Units
Number Title
UEENEEE122A Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Electrotechnology traineeships, electrotechnology apprenticeships.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Porter Street, Wyong
Phone 131 601

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