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Holmesglen offers a range of  TAFE electrotechnology courses from pre-apprenticeships, to apprenticeships and on campus programs. Whether you want to work with security systems or become an electrician, we've got you covered.

 Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia and with very strong employment growth predicted for the next five years, your skills will continue to be in demand.*

Holmesglen invests in facilities and equipment so you have access to workshops with industry standard equipment. Our progressive renewable energy centre built in partnership with industry will keep you at the forefront of electrical training in Victoria.

We consult and collaborate with industry to ensure our courses prepare you with the skills and knowledge expected by safe and work ready.

* Department of Employment, ​Electrician Job Prospects to 2017.

Courses available (38)

Certificate II

  • Electrotechnology (Career Start)
    Pre-apprenticeship
    Moorabbin
    UEE22011
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This is a pre-vocational electrical course, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as electrical, renewable energy, air conditioning/refrigeration and instrumentation. The course will enable you to develop broad based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields, such as lighting, general power, fire protection and security, robotics, instrumentation, optical data and voice systems, electrical motors and control systems.Gain experience in the trade and use your skills to make informed choices [...]

  • Electrotechnology (Career Start)
    Pre-apprenticeship
    North Melbourne
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Holmesglen TAFE
    UEE22011
    • Start February / April / June / August / October

    Your exciting and rewarding career in the electrical industry starts with this course, where you will learn the basic skills and knowledge to hit the ground running. This is a pre-vocational electrical course, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as electrical, renewable energy, air conditioning/refrigeration and instrumentation. You will develop broad based employability skills in a range of electrotechnology fields such as:LightingGeneral powerFire protection and securityRoboticsInstrumentationOptical data and voice [...]

  • Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
    North Melbourne
    Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate Holmesglen TAFE
    ICT20215
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This full-time course is designed for first timers to the telecommunications industry, and will help you pathway into work on the National Broadband Network (NBN) as well as gain valuable insight on the infrastructure utilised in both the carrier and customer sides of the network.Your training will take place at our state of the art facilities located at our Arden Street, North Melbourne campus.During this course, you will learn about a range of competencies in [...]

Certificate III

  • Electrical Fitting
    Apprenticeship
    Moorabbin
    UEE33011
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrical Fitter's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical manufacturing industry.As a licensed electrical fitter, you will be able to work in the commercial and industrial switchboard and equipment manufacturing sector. You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance and commissioning of electrical switchboards, machinery and specified equipment.

  • Electrical Fitting
    Apprenticeship
    North Melbourne
    UEE33011
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility to the Energy Safe Victoria Electrical Fitter's Licence. The course provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical manufacturing industry.As a licensed electrical fitter, you will be able to work in the commercial and industrial switchboard and equipment manufacturing sector. You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance and commissioning of electrical switchboards, machinery and specified equipment. [...]

  • Electrotechnology Electrician
    Apprenticeship
    North Melbourne
    Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Holmesglen TAFE
    UEE30811
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills you need for successful work in the electrical industry.As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, including the wiring of all commercial, residential and industrial installations. You will also have responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry.You will be taught in our new [...]

  • Electrotechnology Electrician
    Apprenticeship
    Moorabbin
    Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Holmesglen TAFE
    UEE30811
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical industry.As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, which include the wiring of all commercial, residential and industrial installations. You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry. [...]

  • Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
    North Melbourne
    ICT30415
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course prepares you to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the demand and quality standards for the rollout of high speed NBN infrastructure. This course is designed with working professionals in mind, meaning no formal pre-requisites or work experience is required.There are two course streams being offered for this course; you can choose to study Telecommunications Technician specialising in Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) carrier networks or in Optical Fibre Carrier Networks.Telecommunications Technician - [...]

  • Telecommunications Technology
    North Melbourne
    Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology Holmesglen TAFE
    ICT30515
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course prepares you for entry into the telecommunications industry and convergent technologies, including radio, optical, data and internet protocol (IP) networks. The course is suitable for trades workers or skilled labourers who are seeking to extend their current skill base to include telecommunications, or those who may be already working as a technical support person in the industry and require the formal training to meet licencing or regulatory requirements.This course has been designed to [...]

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Electrotechnology (Career Start)
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    Moorabbin
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Holmesglen TAFE
    UEE22011
    • Start February

    VCE VET Electrical Industry ProgramThis is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course and can be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.The course offers the opportunity to develop competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety, and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology industry. The course is a pre-vocational electrical program, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, [...]

  • Electrotechnology (Career Start)
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    North Melbourne
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Holmesglen TAFE
    UEE22011
    • Start February

    VCE VET Electrical Industry Program This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course and can be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.The course offers the opportunity to develop competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety, and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology industry. The course is a pre-vocational electrical program, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, [...]

Skill Set

  • Coaxial Cabling Endorsement
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0004
    • Start April / June / September / November

    This course involves both practical and theoretical training in the installation and termination of coaxial cabling. It has been designed for trade workers and technical support people who are already working in the telecommunications industry, who need to update their skills to meet current regulatory requirements. To understand more about cabling rules, visit the ACMA website or contact one of the Cabling Registrars listed on the ACMA website. [...]

  • Construction Wiring Mandatory Testing
    North Melbourne
    SIC0017
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course was established in 1988 and provides qualified electricians with the underpinning skills, knowledge and competency for the installation and maintenance of construction wiring on building and demolition sites. This course also includes Mandatory Electrical Testing content, which provides a number of crucial training outcomes in the one course for electricians in the building, construction and demolition industry sectors.This accreditation is valid for a period of 3 years. Nearing the end of the 3 [...]

  • Construction Wiring Mandatory Testing (Refresher)
    North Melbourne
    SIC0019
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is suitable for applicants who are wishing to refresh their knowledge/skills and whose accreditation is nearing expiry.This course provides qualified electricians with the underpinning skills, knowledge and competency for the installation and maintenance of construction wiring on building and demolition sites. This course also includes mandatory electrical testing content, which provides a number of crucial training outcomes in the one course for electricians in the building, construction and demolition industry sectors. [...]

  • Design and Install Grid Connect PV Systems
    Moorabbin; Off Campus
    Design and Install Grid Connect PV Systems Holmesglen TAFE
    HSSUEE0002
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This nationally recognised course provides training for electricians to gain the required skills to design and install grid-connected PV systems.Successful completion meets the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and will entitle licensed electricians to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design and Install of Grid-connected PV systems with the Clean Energy Council. For more information visit the CEC website.

  • Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only
    Moorabbin; Off Campus
    HSSUEE0003
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This nationally recognised course provides training for electricians, electrical engineers and others who have completed the electrical knowledge units requirements, to gain the required skills to design only grid-connected PV systems. Successful completion meets the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and will enable you to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design of Grid-connected PV systems with the Clean Energy Council (www.solaraccreditation.com.au).All our renewable energy trainers are CEC accredited and have current industry experience. [...]

  • Grid Connect PV with Battery Storage
    Moorabbin; Off Campus; Online
    HSSUEE0013
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is designed for electricians who have completed the design and install grid-connected PV systems course or have provisional Solar Accreditation and are wanting to gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to install grid-connected PV systems with battery storage.This course provides you with the accredited training required to apply for the Clean Energy Council Battery Storage Endorsement.To become endorsed to install grid-connected battery storage, accreditation must also be held for the design [...]

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0004
    • Start October

    This course is designed for people who have minimal to no experience in programmable logic controllers (PLCs). You will develop an understanding of the process of development, installation and testing of PLCs for a system requiring discrete control functions. The course will teach you to:Work safelyApply knowledge of control systemsControl system development methodsUse ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction setsFollow written instructions and document program developmentTest activities.After completing this course, you will have the in-depth [...]

  • Licensed Electrical Assessment (LEA) - Refresher
    North Melbourne
    SIC0004
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This program prepares you for the three Energy Safe Victoria required Licensed Electrical Assessment examinations - Safe Working Practices (SWP), Licensed Electrical Theory (LET) and Licensed Electrical Practice (LEP). These examinations are undertaken externally and we recommend EPIC ITB as an LEA assessor.

  • Licensed Electrical Assessment (LEA) - Refresher
    Moorabbin
    SIC0004
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This program prepares you for the three Energy Safe Victoria required Licensed Electrical Assessment examinations - Safe Working Practices (SWP), Licensed Electrical Theory (LET) and Licensed Electrical Practice (LEP). These examinations are undertaken externally and we recommend EPIC ITB as an LEA assessor.

  • Low Voltage Rescue and CPR
    At Futuretech
    North Melbourne
    HSCICT0007
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is designed for qualified electricians to gain the skills necessary to carry out risk assessment and perform safe low voltage rescue and CPR in electrical hazardous situations. The course provides practical training using LV panel rescue procedures and tools, and carrying out CPR in a simulated environment.The course includes AS/NZS: 4836:2011- Safe Working on or Near Low Voltage Electrical Installations - Safe Work Practices (LV4836); valid for 3 years. [...]

  • Mandatory Testing
    North Melbourne
    SIC0018
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This program enables qualified electricians to refresh and update their knowledge and understanding of current industry benchmarks regarding recent changes to industry standard (AS/NZS 3000 - Wiring Rules) and legislation impacting on installation practices.This program is endorsed by the Industry regulator, Energy Safe Victoria.The Mandatory Electrical Testing is also included in the Construction Wiring and Construction Wiring Training programs respectively. [...]

  • Open Cabling Registration
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0001
    • Start February / May / July / October

    The ACMA Open Registration course involves both practical and theoretical training in the installation and maintenance of customer premises cabling systems. The course is designed for those who want to enter into the telecommunications industry or trade workers and technical support persons already working in the telecommunications industry, wanting to apply for the ACMA Open Registration Licence.

  • Optical Fibre Cabling Endorsement
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0003
    • Start March / June / August / November

    This course involves both practical and theoretical training, in the installation and maintenance of customer optical fibre cabling systems. The course is designed for trade workers and technical support persons who are already working in the telecommunications industry, who do not hold any formal qualifications, or may need to update skills to meet current Licensing and Regulatory requirements.

  • Provide First Aid Level 2
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0005
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to perform First Aid in the workplace. There is a focus on increasing a safe work environment and helping employers conform to OH&S requirements.This course is generic in nature, but has been tailored to cover issues encountered within the electrical industry.Low Voltage Switchboard Rescue and CPR training provides strategies for persons to perform a safe rescue of a victim who has received an electric shock or personal [...]

  • Provide First Aid Level 2 Update
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0006
    • Start May / August / December

    This program is suitable for applicants who hold a current/valid First Aid Level 2/Senior First Aid Accreditation and require an update.There is a focus on increasing a safe work environment and helping employers conform to OH&S requirements.This course has been tailored to cover issues encountered within the electrical industry. Providing you with the skills and knowledge, needed to perform First Aid in the workplace.Low Voltage Switchboard Rescue and CPR training, provides strategies for you to [...]

  • Raspberry Pi
    Moorabbin
    SIC0037
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Have you heard about Raspberry Pi? Would you like to learn how to build amazing Raspberry Pi projects? Check out the Raspberry Pi course brochure.This course is designed for people with no experience with Raspberry Pi, who are interested in learning about the power of Internet of Things (IoT) using Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi is a versatile, credit card sized computer that can be used for home automation, security monitoring, remote controlling, kiosk games, web [...]

  • Readiness Assessment
    Moorabbin
    SIC0030
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The Readiness Assessment (RA) enables you to assess your ability before entering into an Electrical Apprenticeship. The course is suitable for those who are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship within the Electrical Industry; including young school leavers wanting to enter into the Electrical Industry.The RA is delivered through our partnership with Energy Skills Australia, via the EnergySpace Learning Management System.The Readiness Assessment (RA) tool is designed to assist aspiring electrical apprentices understand how well [...]

  • Readiness Assessment
    North Melbourne
    SIC0030
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The Readiness Assessment (RA) enables you to assess your ability before entering into an Electrical Apprenticeship. The course is suitable for those who are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship within the Electrical Industry; including young school leavers wanting to enter into the Electrical Industry.The RA is delivered through our partnership with Energy Skills Australia, via the EnergySpace Learning Management System. The Readiness Assessment (RA) tool is designed to assist aspiring electrical apprentices understand how [...]

  • Registered Electrical Contractor
    North Melbourne
    HSSUEE0001
    • Start April / June

    This course is designed to assist Electrician's Licence holders ('A' Grade Licence) to apply for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC) with Energy Safe Victoria.The course is delivered in context with the electrical industry and covers a broad range of business management skills and knowledge that are associated with operating a contracting business. It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Licence.You will be [...]

  • Registered Electrical Contractor
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0001
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is designed to assist Electrician's Licence holders ( 'A' Grade Licence) to apply for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC) with Energy Safe Victoria. It is recommended that you contact Energy Safe Victoria to assess your suitability for a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence (REC).Training covers a broad range of the business management skills and knowledge required to operate a contracting business within the electrical industry. [...]

  • Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 (Appliances)
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0005
    • Start October / November

    This course is designed for those needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant Certificate III in plumbing, as well as those handling assembly and servicing of white goods and appliances repairs.The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2). [...]

  • Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 (Motors)
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0006
    • Start October / November

    This course is designed for those needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant certificate III in mechanical fitting.The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (Class 2). [...]

  • Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Class 2 (Refrigeration and Air-conditioning)
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0007
    • Start October / November

    This course is designed for people needing to disconnect and reconnect equipment associated with their primary trade, vocation or occupation, such as licensed tradespersons or people holding a relevant Certificate III or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning qualification.The course provides the units of competency necessary to apply to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) for a Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence - Class 2 (previously named Disconnect/Reconnect Worker's Licence). [...]

  • Stand Alone Power Systems
    Moorabbin; Off Campus
    HSSUEE0008
    • Start October

    This course is designed for electricians to gain the required skills to design and install stand-alone power systems (off-grid PV). Successful completion of the course meets the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and will entitle licensed electricians to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design and Install Stand-Alone Power Systems with the Clean Energy Council.

  • Structured Cabling Endorsement
    North Melbourne
    HSSICT0002
    • Start March / May / August / October

    This course involves both practical and theoretical training in the installation and maintenance of customer premises structured cabling systems. The course is designed for trade workers and technical support persons who are already working in the telecommunications industry, and do not hold any formal qualification or may need to update skills to meet current licensing and regulatory requirements.

  • Testing and Tagging
    Moorabbin
    HSSUEE0009
    • Start September

    This course provides information on performing in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment to Standard AS3760.You will gain basic electrical knowledge, an understanding of voltage values, surge arrestors, flexible cords and power boards, common cable types, and use of electrical testers, such as a multimeter for testing and tagging on single and multi-phase equipment.The course is delivered over two days in our electrical workshop on campus, and includes an online self-paced study component in [...]

  • Train Track Safety Awareness (TTSA)
    North Melbourne
    HSSTLI0013
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    New Course upcoming in 2018...This course involves the skills and knowledge required to enter the rail corridor.This course is designed for those who are already working in the Railway Industry required to undertake training as part of their ongoing employment conditions, and/or experienced workers/displaced workers seeking to into a career in the Railway Industry and undertaking the training to satisfy the requirements to apply for a Railway Industry Worker's Card.This course is also suitable for [...]

Electrical Open Days

  • 14Dec
    Electrical - Futuretech
    North Melbourne
    OD3180

    Want to spark a lucrative new career? or looking to further your skills? Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia; and with very strong employment growth, your skills will continue to be in demand.

    Visit us on Open Day at 2pm to tour our facilities and talk to industry trainers about our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

    - , Thu 14 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen North Melbourne Campus, North Melbourne Australia

  • 14Dec
    Electrical
    Moorabbin
    OD3248

    Want to spark a lucrative new career? or looking to further your skills? Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia; and with very strong employment growth, your skills will continue to be in demand.

    Visit us on Open Day at 3.00pm to tour our facilities and talk to industry trainers about our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

    You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre Vocational). Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

    - , Thu 14 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

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