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Kick start your career as an Electrician

Kick start your career in the electrotechnology industry with this entry-level course. Build the skills you need to get your foot in the door for an apprenticeship or seek trade assistant work to get you started.

With the electrical services industry one of the largest special construction industries in Australia, demand for qualified workers is high with over 50,000 job openings in the next five years. As electrical services and technology become more integrated into homes and offices, your specialised skills will be required for installation, maintenance and upgrades.

In this course you will learn the skills needed to safely undertake basic electrotechnology work and solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits. You'll learn about environmentally sustainable work practices and the selection and use of materials, tools and components for electrical work. This course also covers a General Safety Induction course (White Card) – an industry requirement to work on Queensland construction sites, and some of the units needed for the first stage of an electrical apprenticeship.

Successful completion of this course will put you on the path to an apprenticeship with a huge choice in the industry. Opportunities exist in electrical cabling, equipment, instrumentation, switchgear, telecommunications, air conditioning and refrigeration, or renewable energy. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 18 months / 1 day per week

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Anthony Slavic

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As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

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A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 31 Jan 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
  • Students must currently be attending secondary high school (Year 10 or 11) to enrol into this course and have approval from a school representative to do so.  However, students commencing Year 12 in 2018 are NOT eligible for this program as they will not complete the required content before completion of school.
  • Students should also have attained an intermediate level of Mathematics.
  • Studying science is highly recommended.
  • If you hold a current White Card and a current First Aid Certificate please ensure you bring the original documents with you for sighting upon enrolment.
  • Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.
  • For further information please contact the Schools Liaison Officer by emailing schools.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

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Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

  • Students will require protective clothing, steel capped safety work boots, clear safety glasses, recommended wrap around ear plugs,.Casio FX82 scientific calculator, a ring binder with suitable ruled paper, and a pen.  Students are to bring the calculator on the first day.
  • There is also a recommended textbook, "Electrical Trade Principles" by Jeffrey Hampson (co-author Steven Hanssen) approximately $105.00 which can be obtained through most bookstores. Any version is sufficient with the latest version being 3.2.

Timetable

  • Classes are held on Wednesday 8.00am-3.45pm for 18 months at Ashmore.
  • On the first day of class students meet at Customer Service, E Block.

Placement

Work experience is used to link the skills and knowledge acquired during your qualification. It provides the opportunity to develop your skills in a practical environment. The Certificate II in Electrotechnology requires you to undertake a minimum of 80 hours of work experience to attain your certificate.

We encourage all students to be proactive in finding a placement as an opportunity to develop a relationship within the Electrical industry. You may find your placement prior to the commencement of your course, however for legal, liability and insurance reasons you must not start at your agreed workplace until after your course has commenced and insurance is in place.

Finding a placement:

  • Your placement needs to be within the electrotechnology field, examples include: a licensed electrician, security installations, telecommunications, switchboard manufacturing, marine electrical, home/business automation, energy sector or mining.
  • While on placement you will be insured by TAFE Queensland Gold Coast and not paid.
  • Placement can be undertaken during school holidays.
  • This is an opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate attitude and interest in the Electrotechnology field, increasing your chance of future employment.

For further details or to commence the necessary paperwork for the insurance agreement please contact Julia on (07) 5581 8585.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must demonstrate competency in 13 units, 6 core and 7 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Elective White Card
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Elective
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits Core
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment Elective
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications Elective
UEENEEE130A Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems Elective
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment Core
UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment Core
UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities Core
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Elective
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 4 points towards their QCE. 
  • Successful completion of this course will give you credits towards the underpinning knowledge of a Trade Certificate (First Year Apprenticeship) in the electrical trade.

Potential career outcome:

  • Electrician (Electrical Fitter)

Job prospects

  • Electrotechnology Apprentice
  • Trades Assistant

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

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Orientation

Orientation:  An Orientation session will be held in class on the first day.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 24 November 2017

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