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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) - TAFE at School

Pre-apprenticeship Description

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. With the electrical services industry one of the largest special construction industries in Australia, demand for qualified workers is high with over 50,000 job openings in the next five years. As electrical services and technology become more integrated into homes and offices, your specialised skills will be required for installation, maintenance and upgrades. In this course you will learn the skills needed to safely undertake basic electrotechnology work and solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits. You'll learn about environmentally sustainable work practices and the selection and use of materials, tools and components for electrical work. This course also covers a General Safety Induction course (White Card) – an industry requirement to work on Queensland construction sites, and some of the units needed for the first stage of an electrical apprenticeship. Successful completion of this course will put you on the path to an apprenticeship with a huge choice in the industry. Opportunities exist in electrical cabling, equipment, instrumentation, switchgear, telecommunications, air conditioning and refrigeration, or renewable energy.

Eligibility Requirements

Students should contact their School Careers Officer. Students must currently be attending secondary high school (Year 10 or 11) to enrol into this course and have approval from a school representative to do so. However, students commencing Year 12 in 2018 are NOT eligible for this program as they will not complete the required content before completion of school. Students should also have attained an intermediate level of Mathematics. Studying science is highly recommended.

Contact Information

Pre-apprenticeship Contact Name

Customer Service Centre


(07) 5581 8300


Pre-apprenticeship address

Ashmore, cnr Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Pre-apprenticeship Start Date

31 January 2018

Hours Per Week

7 hours


78 weeks


Fee free for eligible secondary school students or FFS $1032

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