Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Duration Up to 3 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeUEE22011
TAFE SA CodeTP00420
Example Career ProfileElectricianElectrician
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Electricity is the universal means by which we power our cities and homes. This course covers safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology discipline. This course is regarded by industry as an essential pre-apprentice course for those seeking a career within the Electrical industry.



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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • The next full time course at Tonsley will start in Term 4 on Monday 15th October 2018. Offers will be made late September.
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    Employment Outcomes

    This course is regarded by industry as an essential pre-apprentice course for those seeking a career within the Electrical industry. Students gain skills suited to careers across a wide range of sectors within the Electrotechnology industry. Careers include; Electrical worker, Linesperson, Renewable energy technician, Instrumentation or Automation and Control technicians.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22011)
    Students must complete 12 units covering the knowledge and skills typical of those performed by apprentices in the early stages of training. 9 units are transferable into the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (apprentice) course reflecting most of the training of a first year apprentice. The content of this course includes theoretical understandings and practical tasks. Theoretical knowledge includes electrical principles, cable and component identification and Practical tasks such as house wiring, light fabrication and circuit construction. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and elective units totalling 140 points.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.