This unit (VU22670) describes the skills and knowledge required to gain an overview of the electrotechnology industry including the various streams of the industry, services and products provided, employment opportunities and the training pathways for entry into the industry. The unit also examines the role and training requirements to become an electrotechnology tradesperson, preparing a personal resume and participating in a face to face job interview.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - locate and interpret information on the scope and coverage of the electrotechnology industry; - recognise the application of advanced technologies in the electrotechnology industry; - define the streams/sectors of electrotechnology industry including the services/products offered and the employment opportunities in each sector; - recognise the qualification levels in the AQF including those general offered by VET providers and those general offered by universities; - map out a typical training pathway for person preparing to be a electrotechnology tradesperson; - prepare a personal resume for employment in the electrotechnology industry, and; - participate in a face to face job interview.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - information gathering techniques; - diversity of the electrotechnology industry; - range of employment opportunities within the electrotechnology industry; - training pathway for the electrotechnology industry; - training focus of vocational education and training (VET) providers; - apprentice supervision guidelines; - electrical licensing (i.e. Energy Safe Victoria - ESV); - refrigerant licensing (i.e. Australian Refrigeration Council - ARC); - communication and media cabler register (i.e. Australian Communications and Media Authority - ACMA), and; - job application and interviewing techniques.

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