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Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Industry
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Online
Workplace

Applications for next intake due 31 December 2018

Overview

Gain the equipment and systems skills for a career in electrical engineering with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical at Victoria Polytechnic.

Electrical engineers improve the production and distribution of energy, which is increasingly critical with our dependence on electrical and electronic devices.

You’ll learn the technical skills to design, validate and evaluate electrical equipment and systems including:

  • motor control
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming
  • electronic design
  • sustainable practices
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • low voltage installations.

You’ll also learn to provide technical or sales advice. Successful completion of this course means you’ll be qualified to work in the electrical industry.

Everything you learn at Victoria Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. You’ll learn practical skills on special purpose machinery at our Construction Hub, giving you the chance to test out your theoretical knowledge. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready when you graduate.

You’ll learn from teachers who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills.  You’ll also develop links with industry and professional experience through:

  • industry projects
  • live work
  • industry simulation. 

You’ll learn at our $44 million state-of-the-art trades hub at our Sunshine Campus. Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable training facility with a six-Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses. We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

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Careers in electrical engineering

The engineering and manufacturing industries are some of the largest industries for employment within Australia, and electrical skills are highly sought after. An Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical from Victoria Polytechnic can help get your foot in the door.

You’ll have skills in the installation, maintenance and administration of electrical and automation infrastructure. Many businesses and enterprises (small, medium and large) rely on these electrical technology skills for daily operations.

You’ll be prepared to work as a technician, technical officer or manager in areas such as:

  • manufacturing
  • mechatronics
  • process control
  • material handling
  • airports
  • power generation
  • industrial automation
  • general electrical systems.

Example job titles include:

  • electronics technician
  • electrical technician
  • engineering officer
  • electrical engineer
  • mechanical officer (electrical).

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 144 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course structure

To be awarded UEE62111 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical, a student must successfully complete the following units of competency, comprising of:

  • all core units, and;

  • a combination of elective units achieving a total weighting of 720 points of which:

  • units may be selected, which does not exceed a maximum value of three hundred and sixty (360) points from Group A;

  • units may be selected, which does not exceed a maximum value of one hundred and sixty (160) points, from Group B;

  • units may be selected, which does not exceed a maximum value of two hundred and twenty (220) points, from Group C;

  • units may be selected, which does not exceed a maximum value of two hundred and twenty (220) points, from Group D, and;

  • units must be selected, with a minimum value of two hundred (200) and does not exceed a maximum value of seven hundred and twenty (720) points, from Group E.

Note: Units from Group A, include imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses which are first packaged at AQF Level 6.  If units have not been assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be ten (10) points.

Core units

Elective units

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at Victoria Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation, may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the training package and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification will provide competencies to design, validate, evaluate electrical equipment systems, provide technical advice and sales.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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