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UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: UEE22020 State ID: AC54
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Are you looking for an electrical career and current skills?

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Gain these skills:

  • Work effectively in the construction industry
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Interpret drawings
  • Take electrical and electronic measurements
  • Solder components
  • Workplace health and safety.

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

RTO Entrance Requirements

Acceptance by TAFE online admissions or by negotiation with lecturer

Learners require a level of Literacy and Numeracy agreeable with recommendations as stated in each unit (where applicable) and specified in UEE Vol.2, Part 3 ‘Literacy and Numeracy’ (It characterises how participants are to be best equipped to achieve the relevant unit, in terms of reading, writing and numeracy skill levels.)

Training Package Units (UEE) generally recommend a level of 3 for LLN requirements.

Potential entrants should be aware that employers are looking for the following personal attributes:

  • effective numeracy and literacy skills
  • effective communications skills
  • acceptable presentation
  • punctuality
  • a positive attitude
  • interest in the industry as a career
  • ability to work at heights or in confined spaces and around moving machinery
  • ability to distinguish between colours.

TAFE Online Admissions: Literacy and Numeracy Benchmarks of a Level 1. (Completed a Certificate 1 or Achieved C result for maths and English

Work Placement

A minimum of 150 hours of work placement is required to be completed and recorded as stipulated in the DTWD pre-apprenticeship program business rules 2021.

There is a work placement component required in the course. Placement is arranged by lecturers. A Pre-Apprentice Electrical Training Licence is required for work placement. This application is completed under supervision of lecturers in the first week of the course.

Whilst not assessable, the work placement hours and description of work is to be recorded in a logbook and verified by work place supervisor.

This experience exposes the learner to the work and environment of industry and assists with the learner’s progression through the courses units and ultimately their career decision. This also helps to connect learners with potential future employers and builds industry relationships.

Licensing, Legislation and Regulation Requirements

In accordance with Department of Commerce W.A. – Energy Safety requirements A Pre-Apprentice Electrical Training Licence is required for the work placement component of the course. This requires 100 points of ID to be supplied and a fit and proper statutory declaration or police check to be attached to the application.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship).

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Study options and how to apply

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Semester 1, 2023

Geraldton - Classroom Pre-Apprenticeship


A Pre-Apprenticeship course enables you to experience what it is like to work in a trade before you make a commitment to an Apprenticeship course or trade area.  Pre-Apprenticeships do not require you to have an employment contract.

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Classroom Pre-Apprenticeship

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