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22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational)

Free TAFE Electrical

Next intake To be advised
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 6 months

Course description

If you're looking to enter the electrical industry or get a taste of the trade before undertaking an apprenticeship, then this pre-apprenticeship course is designed for you. The course gives you the core skills and knowledge to start in the industry and increases your opportunity to gain an electrical apprenticeship.

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students one day per week. To APPLY, select the VCE ONLY apply button below. As you will be studying in conjunction with VCE the entry requirements, learning outcomes and assessments differ. This course may be delivered under VETDSS as a partial qualification. Fees APPLY for this course – see the Fees section below.

Possible career outcomes

  • Electrical apprenticeship

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

2024 July
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2024
Close: 21 Apr 2024 
Class DayStart: 18 Jul 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday
Full-time: 6 months    
2024 July
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2024
Close: 28 Apr 2024 
Class DayStart: 16 Jul 2024
Thursday & Friday
Full-time: 6 months    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations codes and practices in the workplace UEENEEE101A 20
Carry out basic electrotechnology project VU22672 40
Carry out basic network cabling for extra low voltage (ELV) equipment and devices VU22673 30
Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems UEENEEJ104A 20
Fabricate assemble and dismantle utilities industry components UEENEEE102A 40
Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment UEENEEE105A 20
Install a sustainable extra low voltage energy power system VU21544 30
Perform intermediate engineering computations VU22333 40
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 6
Provide an overview of the electrotechnology industry VU22670 30
Provide First Aid HLTAID011 18
Solve problems in ELV single path circuits UEENEEE103A 40
Use test instruments in the electrotechnology industry VU22671 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Attach Cords And Plugs To Electrical Equipment For Connection To A Single Phase 230 Volt Supply UEENEEP024A 20
Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies UEENEEP026A 20


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.40 per hour 394 AUD $552.00 AUD $4,977.00
Standard Tuition AUD $7.01 per hour 394 AUD $2,762.00 AUD $4,977.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $14.57 per hour 394 AUD $5,741.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $815.00 Once
Education Levy AUD $59.10
Administration AUD $130.00 Once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 9/05/2024 8:01:28 AM