22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational)

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VU course code: 22499VIC | Level of study: TAFE
4 months full time or longer for part time
Face to Face|Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

Sunshine, Werribee
10 June 2024
10 June 2024


Lay the groundwork for an electrical apprenticeship or traineeship with a Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational) 22499VIC at Victoria University (VU).

If you’re a school leaver or new to the workforce, this electrical pre-apprenticeship will equip you with the practical skills and foundational knowledge to kickstart your career. This course will also give you an insight into the electrical/electronics industry to help you choose your career path.

In this electrical course, you'll develop technical skills and knowledge that will ensure you are ready for work in the electrical trade, including:

  • basic electrical theory and workshop practices
  • basic network cabling for extra low voltage (ELV) equipment and devices
  • use of test instruments in the electrotechnology industry
  • wiring and installation
  • basic sustainable energy solutions for domestic premises
  • fabrication, assembling and dismantling utilities' industry components
  • working with electrotechnology equipment and test instruments
  • workplace safety and first aid.

You’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification as well as credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry in areas such as:

  • electrical
  • renewable energy
  • air conditioning/refrigeration
  • instrumentation.

A pre-apprenticeship gives you a fantastic head start on an apprenticeship, allowing you to lay the foundations for an exciting career in trades.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

The course structure comprises 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 22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational), a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, comprising of:

  • thirteen (13) core units, and;
  • a minimum of two (2) elective units.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Electrical skills are highly sought-after and job prospects are good.

Since employers often prefer apprentice applicants that have completed a pre-apprenticeship, this course will open your door to a wider range of opportunities in the building, construction and maintenance industries. 

When you graduate, you’ll be ready for roles such as:

  • apprentice electrician
  • apprentice electrical fitter
  • apprentice air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
  • renewable energy systems installer
  • electrical engineering technician
  • renewable energy sales and support.

Visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website to find the annual employment growth and average salary for electricians.

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