2 years full time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start date:
29 January 2024
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.


Gain the technical skills to design and maintain electrical equipment and systems, with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical UEE62122 from Victoria University.

Learning in high-tech facilities, you'll gain practical skillls in configuring, testing, and fault finding in complex electrical circuits and systems. You'll also develop expertise in creating specifications for electrical engineering projects, from minor requirements to large processing plants.

By the end of the course you will have the skills to plan and manage large electrical projects, including:

  • designing and briefing for electrical systems and installations
  • managing contracts and teams
  • writing up engineering specifications
  • solving electro-technology engineering problems.

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. Learning a trade with us means you’ll get hands-on practice on real projects, so you are 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:

  • site visits
  • industry projects
  • industry-endorsed workshops
  • industry simulation.

You'll learn in multimillion-dollar facilities, designed to accommodate large-scale construction exercises, at our Sunshine Campus.

Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable trades training facility with a six-star Green rating.

It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops, including:

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

Victoria University Polytechnic has academic support programs and tailored resources designed to help you succeed in your studies.

Through workshops, mentoring, and study groups, we can help you with:

  • assignments and assessment tasks
  • maths skills
  • writing skills
  • English language
  • time management
  • study strategies.

We also have disability support services and counselling services available to all students.

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Careers in electrical engineering

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of engineering work, including:

  • electrical engineering technicians
  • industrial automation technicians
  • electrical drafters
  • sustainability officers
  • energy auditors
  • electrical estimators.


Course structure

The course structure has been chosen from the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the UEE62122 Advance Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical, a student must successfully complete a total of 2160 weighting points, comprising of:

  • 1200 core weighting points listed below; plus
  • 960 general elective weighting points from the general elective units listed below, of which
  • between 0 and 440 weighting points can be taken from Group A; 
  • between 0 and 300 weighting points can be taken from Group B; 
  • between 0 and 300 weighting points can be taken from Group C; 
  • between 0 and 300 weighting points can be taken from Group D; and 
  • between 200 and 960 weighting points can be taken from Group E (or all 960 elective weighting points can be taken from Group E).
  • Up to 360 weighting points of the general elective units Group A, may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation, from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification. Previously assigned weighting points are listed in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG), if not listed weighting points will be 10 points unless directed by the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).



Group A: Imported and common elective units

Group B: General elective units

Group C: General elective units

Group D: General elective units

Group E: General elective units

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers:

Previous completion of units at the VU Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

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

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

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

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

All applicants are required to complete:
* Pre-training Review (PTR)
* Literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability.
Educational Admission Requirements for this course.
All applicants are required to have one the following:
* Successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent
* Successfully completed Certificate III or above qualification in related Engineering or Electrical pathway
* A minimum of 6 months' work experience in Engineering, trades or related disciplines (provide resume or letter from employment with position description, role, responsibilities and duration).

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.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

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.

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

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.

Available start dates:

  • 29 January 2024

Before you apply

Before starting your application, please read through the step-by-step VU Polytechnic application process to make sure you have all the necessary documents and information ready to successfully complete your application.

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