Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre Vocational)


Course code 22261VIC
Start date(s) February/April/July/October
Course length Full time: 11 weeks
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Mixed delivery
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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. It 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 in the selection of vocational career paths. You will gain a recognised qualification, as well as credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.

    The course is delivered face to face, online and through our recently renovated work simulated area. For online units, a tablet/laptop is required and for the work simulations, you will require work-wear, work boots and clear safety glasses.

    This course will be delivered in our new purpose-built facility for those training to enter the electrical industry.

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of written assessment, online assignements and practical application projects.


    CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
    HLTAID002Provide basic emergency life support
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
    UEENEEE103ASolve problems in ELV single path circuits
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UEENEEE130AProvide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
    UEENEEE142AProduce products for carrying out energy sector work activities
    UEENEEE148ACarry Out Routine Work Activities in an Energy Sector Environment
    UEENEEE179AIdentify and Select Components, Accessories and Materials for Energy Sector


    UEENEEE141AUse Routine Equipment/Plant/Technologies in an Energy Sector Environment
    UEENEEK112AProvide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises
    UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • Minimum of Year 10 English and mathematics, Year 11 highly recommended. This course is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging
    • Applicants should be at least 16 years old and above

    Selection Process

    Prospective students will need to undertake a pre-training review.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the 22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre Vocational), and will be well positioned to pursue apprenticeship opportunities within the electrical industry.

    Successful completion of the course can be credited towards your apprenticeship training. This is appealing to prospective employers when seeking employment, as you have already commenced the off the job training component of an apprenticeship.


    At the completion of this course, you may wish to continue your studies in the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician). You may also apply for credit towards this course.

    Career Opportunities

    • Apprentice electrician
    • Apprentice electrical fitter
    • Apprentice air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
    • Renewable energy systems installer
    • Electrical engineering technician
    • Renewable energy sales and support roles
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Full time program will commence on Monday 1st February. 

    Apply now to book a place for the 2017 dates. After applying, it is advisable to call and let us know your preferred commencement date:

    • Monday 6 February - apply now as places are near capacity
    • Monday 24 April
    • Monday 17 July
    • Monday 9 October.


    Full time program you will be required to attend classes 4 days per week.

    Monday to Thursday and attendance times are 8.00am to 4.30pm.

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page, for Application Type select Building and Construction and for Program of Study, please choose Cert II Electrotech Studies (pre App) Moorabbin.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE 22261VIC

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$1800
    Full Fee$5700

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Electrical Open Days

  • 10May
    Electrical - Futuretech
    North Melbourne

    Want to spark a lucrative new career? 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 10 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen North Melbourne Campus, North Melbourne Australia

  • 10May

    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 10 May - bookings essential.

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