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22499VIC VETDSS - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational)

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Are you currently attending secondary school and looking to enter the electrical industry? Do you want 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, increasing your opportunity to gain an electrical apprenticeship.

You'll learn about workplace health and safety, electrical concepts and applications, parts and components, communication, mathematics, electrical wiring and equipment, drawings and diagrams, and an introduction to welding. When you complete the course, you may gain credit towards your VCE. Once you secure an apprenticeship, you can continue your training as an electrical apprentice.

Work placement/industry experience

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays. 

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

Possible career outcomes

  • Electrical Apprenticeship

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2023 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Hobsons Bay 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Emmanuel College
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Wyndham Central College TTC
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Secondary College 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered at College (St Joseph's only)
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

  • Applicants must be 15 years or over
  • Must be attending Secondary School
  • Successful completion of year 10

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

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

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

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 electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Exam

  • UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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: 31/01/2023 4:02:36 PM