Overview

Get hands-on training that’s similar to that of a first-year apprentice with the Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Career Start). Develop work skills for the electrical trades, including identifying and solving problems. Graduate with skills to work in domestic, commercial, and industrial settings; doing installations, repairs or diagnostic work.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
  • TAFE Victoria
    TAFE Victoria
There’s still time to start in Semester 1

Don’t wait another year to start your undergrad or TAFE study. Start your application now and be in class by the end of February.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Problem identification
  • Problem solving

Your career opportunities

  • Electrical apprentice
  • Refrigeration apprentice
  • Air-conditioning apprentice

Location options

Admissions

There are no formal entry requirements for the course, although participants would be best equipped to achieve the course outcomes if they have language literacy and numeracy skills that are at least equivalent to the National Reporting System (NRS) Level 2.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

To achieve the award of Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Career Start), students must successfully complete the 13 units of study listed below.

8
Core units
+
5
Elective units
=
Certificate II
Indicative nominal course hours: 440

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0007
Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0009
Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
UEECD0038
Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEERE0021
Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0021
Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
UEECD0052
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Core unit, 6.0 credit points
CPCCWHS1001
Solve problems in single path circuits
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0046
Elective units
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0019
Select electronic components for assembly
Elective unit, 20.0 credit points
UEEAS0004
Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
Elective unit, 20.0 credit points
UEERL0001
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
Elective unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0020
Assemble electronic components
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEAS0001

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$7,020

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$2,440

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Concessions rates for vocational students

If you’re enrolling in a Certificate IV-level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place and hold a valid concession card, you may be eligible for a concession of 80 per cent off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition – which means you’ll only be charged 20 per cent of the published fee.

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    Study this course for free in 2023

    You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. 

    Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available to any Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.

    There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply!

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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26-June-2024
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Wantirna
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26-June-2024
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25-September-2024
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30-September-2024
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25-September-2024
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30-September-2024
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Croydon
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29-January-2025
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03-February-2025
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Wantirna
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29-January-2025
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03-February-2025
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Wantirna
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29-January-2025
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03-February-2025
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Croydon
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Croydon
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30-September-2024
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