Certificate II In Electrotechnology (Career Start) [Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship]

( Electrical )
Course code: AA41
National ID: UEE22011

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
This entry level qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work safely in an electrotechnology environment, solve problems in multiple d.c. circuits and extra low voltage single path circuits. You will learn skills that will enable you to identify the required components/materials and use routine equipment, plant or technology.

This qualification will provide the practical skills and knowledge to install, operate, and maintain electrical and communications equipment and systems in electrical generation for domestic, business and industrial markets.

You will learn skills that enable you to use tools, take electrical/ electronic measurements, interpret technical drawings, and solder materials. You will also learn about maths, safety in the workplace and quality control procedures. You will practice the skills you have learned in a workshop environment and undertake a supervised work placement.

Completion of this qualification covers part of the first year of apprentice training in this trade. This qualification aims to provide you with the initial skills and knowledge that prospective employers are looking for, and enhances apprenticeship opportunities.

Pre-apprentice graduates need to be indentured by an employer before they can progress to apprentice training. However, pre-apprentice course graduates have an improved chance of gaining an electrical apprenticeship, as they will have already developed some essential skills in the electrical trade area.

Note: Competitive entry. Colour vision clearance is also required.

This qualification is run at South Metropolitan TAFE over a 15 week period, where there are two courses running each semester (6 month time period).

Study Plan

5 Work Practice Coordination Modules

Unit Code Title
AW866 Module 1 (Placement Arranged)
AW867 Module 2 (Commenced)
AW868 Module 3 (Mid-Point)
AW869 Module 4 (Completed)

Group 1

Unit Code Title
S7307 Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
S7308 Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components
S7309 Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits
W9434 Work Safely In The Construction Industry
WG730 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Group 2

Unit Code Title
S7310 Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment
WC385 Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace
WC452 Identify And Select Components, Accessories And Materials For Energy Sector Work Activities

Group 3

Unit Code Title
WC442 Carry Out Routine Work Activities In An Energy Sector Environment
WC711 Apply Environmentally And Sustainable Procedures In The Energy Sector

Group 4

Unit Code Title
S7431 Attach Cords And Plugs To Electrical Equipment For Connection To A Single Phase 230 Volt Supply
WC375 Select Electronic Components For Assembly
WC435 Use Of Routine Equipment/Plant/Technologies In An Energy Sector Environment

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Rockingham Campus S1
Rockingham Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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