Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)
- Program code: C2169
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: 21887VIC
This is a pre-vocational program.
Get the edge on your competition in this pre-vocational program. It will assist your employment prospects as an apprentice or trainee in electrical, instrumentation and electronics fields.
10–12 weeks full-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In our 10-12-week Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational) program, you'll study courses to learn skills like:
- Attaching cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 volt supply
- Carrying out preparatory electrotechnology work activities
- Conducting in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment
- Dismantling, assembling and fabricating electrotechnology components
- Documenting occupational hazards and risks
- Fixing and securing equipment
- Identifying and selecting components/accessories/materials for electrotechnology work activities
- Performing computation
- Producing routine products for carrying out electrotechnology work activities
- Providing basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in domestic premises
- Setting up and testing residential audio/video equipment
- Solving problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
- Solving problems in multiple path DC circuits
- Using drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals.
The VCAL program is available through secondary schools, over 1 year part-time.
VET in schools is available through secondary schools - 2 years part-time.
Currently no program structure is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You'll gain experience in the electrical industry and be prepared for an electrical apprenticeship.
Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Electricians also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment.
Tradespeople in these fields can be employed as:
- systems electricians - on domestic, residential and heavy industrial buildings
- instrument technicians - on measuring, process control and scientific instruments
- electronic tradespeople - providing electrical installation, repair maintenance, modification and testing of electrical/electronic systems.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This qualification is recognised by the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Unlike an apprenticeship or traineeship, you're not required to be employed while doing this program. If you're interested in enrolling in this program, please contact the School of Engineering (TAFE) for more information.
You'll need to have done, as a minimum, Year 11 or equivalent in English and mathematical methods.
You'll be required to sit an entrance assessment to establish your English and mathematical skill levels, which are based on Australian secondary school norms. This assessment will be conducted as part of the selection process. Special considerations can be applied for the entrance exam.
Further information regarding the entrance assessment will be forwarded to you once we receive your application.
How to apply
Tuition fees vary according to program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Those who successfully complete this program will receive advanced standing for half of the first year of the Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.
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