Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course Code UEE22020

VET delivered to Secondary Students

  • Part Time
  • 2 years
  • On Campus
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students


The UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) offers secondary school students a chance to develop competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety, and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology industry.

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

Pathway to further studies

  • UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician) - Apprenticeship
  • UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting - Apprenticeship

Studying the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) at Holmesglen

This is a pre-vocational electrical program, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, or instrumentation.<p>This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course and can be completed as part of your VCE/VET/VCE_VM program.<p>It enables 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.<p>It also enables you to make more informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths, and gain a recognised credential and credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.<p>Note: If not undertaking this course as a VCE or VCE_VM student, please refer to our full-time pre-apprenticeship program UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) - Pre-Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCE student.<p>In addition, learners must be at least 16 years of age when enrolling in the program. This requirement meets the minimum age requirements for training and working in the Electrotechnology field in Victoria, determined by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV).<p>This course requires at least Year 10 mathematical knowledge, and is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.<p>Note: During this course, you are required to provide overalls, work boots and clear safety classes.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


Classes are scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays; the day allocated will depend on arrangements with the Secondary School and Year level.
Unit code Unit name
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits
UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
UEECD0009 Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
UEECD0021 Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
UEECD0052 Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises
Unit code Unit name
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEECO0002 Maintain documentation
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
ICTICT214 Operate application software packages
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply

Talk to your secondary school


Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Industry Connections


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