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Kick start your career as an Apprentice 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

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DURATION

Full time: 10 weeks / 5 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $4,590
  • Subsidised $837
  • Concession $420

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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
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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 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Energy Skills Queensland recommends that students should have completed Year 10 with passes in Mathematics, English and Science and have a minimum entry age of 14.
  • 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.
  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
  • After enrolment, all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.

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.

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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.
  • An optional text book "Electrical Trade Principles" (approximately $105.00) by Jeffrey Hampson and Steven Hanssen can be obtained through most bookstores (not available from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast).

Timetable

Classes are held Monday-Friday from 8.00am-3.45pm for 10 weeks at Ashmore, E Block.  Work experience is included in the 10 weeks.

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 for work experience:

  • Your work experience 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 work experience you will be insured by TAFE Queensland Gold Coast and not paid.
  • Work experience can be undertaken one day per week and/or two allocated weeks.
  • This is an opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate attitude and interest in the Electrotechnology field, increasing your chance of future employment.

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

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$4,590

FULL FEE

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$837

SUBSIDISED

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$420

CONCESSION

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Graduates of this course will gain credits towards the underpinning knowledge of a Trade Certificate (First Year Apprenticeship) in the electrical trade.

Job prospects

  • Trades Assistant
  • Electrotechnology Apprentice

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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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
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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 18 October 2017

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