Certificate II In Electrotechnology (Pre-Vocational)

Course Code: 22499VIC
Study Area:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

With high demand for careers in electrotechnology, this program will equip you with basic skills and knowledge to assist in gaining an apprenticeship as an electrician, data communications tradesperson or similar electrotechnology related career.

Start date: 19 July 2021

End date: 5 November 2021

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. JobTrainer is available until June 2021. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method) - 14 - Week/s


This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers
  • Employment in the Electrical Fields

  • Individual interview
  • Year 11 level literacy and numeracy skills preferred

Course overview

This pre-vocational course is primarily for school leavers and other new entrants wishing to prepare themselves to gain a traineeship, apprenticeship or other employment in the electrotechnology industry. The course provides an overview of the industry, employment opportunities and the training pathways available. It also includes training in the basic fundamentals of electrical, telecommunication, refrigeration and air conditioning systems as well as workshop experience in fabrication and assembly techniques, wiring, cabling, basic installation skills and use of test equipment. Workplace safety and first aid training are also included.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas

Electrical concepts and applications, parts and component selection, drawings and diagrams for electrical work, introduction to the electrical trades, basic electricity theory, Electrotechnology engineering practices, maths skills, workshop practices, communication skills, work placement, occupational health and safety.

Further study opportunities
  • Apprenticeship


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,597.38
Concession - average total course fee*$317.58
Full fee - average total course fee*$4,346.58
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$711.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 3/03/2021 4:45 PM

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