Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)

Course Code 22261VIC
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Part-time, On Campus
Length 3 days a week for 19 weeks
Commencement February 2018
Timetable Monday 8am - 5pm, Tuesday 8am - 5pm and Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Course Overview
This section gives you an introduction to what you will be learning in this course, plus course outcomes, career opportunities, and student support.
Introduction

This pre-vocational course is mainly aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.

In particular, the course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry and the range of occupations within it.

What will I Learn?

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course can lead to a range of career opportunities in the electrical, or electronics industries. Learn how to safely solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits, identify and select materials for electrotechnology work activities, participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, use equipment / plant / technologies, and dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components.

This course also covers a Construction Induction Card (White Card) – an industry requirement to work on construction sites, a CPR certificate,  and has credits for units from Year 1 of an Electrical Apprenticeship.

 

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

The Cert II Electrotechnology  provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.

Kick start your career in the electrotechnology industry with this entry-level course. Build the skills you need to get your foot in the door for an apprenticeship or seek trade assistant work to get you started.

Pathways

After achieving Certificate ll in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational), individuals could progress to Certificate lll in Electrotechnology Studies, Certificate lll in Refrigeration, Certificate lll in Telecommunications or other areas of study in the Electrotechnology field.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities and get your questions answered by our course experts. Our next info session will be:

Warrnambool Campus
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
12.30pm & 5.30pm
Register for an upcoming info session

Course Requirements
This section gives you an overview of entry requirements, course units and electives, skills recognition, and assessment criteria.
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

Applicants are expected to have language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level.

Basic computer skills are required and students should be motivated by a desire for employment in the Electrotechnology field.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units, consisting of 10 core units and 2 electives

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry 6 $70.00
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace 20 $2.00
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 12 $40.00
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components 40 $83.00
UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits 40 $0.00
UEENEEE179A Identify And Select Components, Accessories And Materials For Energy Sector Work Activities 20 $0.00
UEENEEE105A Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment 20 $3.00
UEENEEE130A Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems 60 $0.00
UEENEEE148A Carry Out Routine Work Activities In An Energy Sector Environment 40 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40 $0.00
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment_plant_technologies in an energy sector environment 80 $0.00
UEENEEH104A Set up and test residential video_audio equipment 40 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
This section gives you an overview of course fees, subsidies, and how they can be paid.
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 3 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • General Service fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,970.00
Concession rate $395.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible) $5,615.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
General Service Fee $55.00 - $288.00
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $470.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Ready to take the next step? Here you can make an enquiry, attend an information session or begin the application process.
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.