UEE22020 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Kickstart your electrical career with this course! It provides foundational knowledge and practical skills in electrical theory, installation, and maintenance, with practical, hands-on experience.

Course Overview

Embark on your electrotechnology career with this introductory course, which can help you secure an apprenticeship or trade assistant position. The demand for qualified electricians has significantly increased in recent years, with the Australian Government's Job Outlook service predicting approximately 26,000 job openings in the next five years.

This course equips you with the necessary skills to safely carry out basic electrotechnology tasks and troubleshoot extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits. You'll also learn about environmentally friendly work practices and the selection and use of materials, tools, and components for electrical work. Additionally, the course includes a General Safety Induction (White Card), a mandatory requirement for working on construction sites in Queensland, as well as some of the units required for the first stage of an electrical apprenticeship.


Upon completion of the course, you'll have ample opportunities for apprenticeships in various electrotechnology fields, including electrical cabling, equipment, instrumentation, switchgear, telecommunications, air conditioning and refrigeration, or renewable energy.



Up to 3 months


Face to face training. Gain real world skills.


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Career opportunities

Trades Assistant | Electrotechnology Apprentice


A combination of core and elective units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available


Apprenticeship | Various industry pathways


Experienced industry experts


Combination of online theoretical assessments and hands-on practical assessments in person.

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Course Delivery & Duration

Our guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


This course can take up to three months to achieve the Certificate II in Electrrotechnology (Career Start). The course is designed as a blend of online and in-person learning, and is conducted at any of our training centres located in Queensland. Based on demand, other training venues and locations may become available throughout the year.  


Online learning for the theory component of the course provides flexibility and convenience, allowing students to study at their own pace and from any location with an internet connection. The practical assessment, however, requires in-person learning and evaluation. This combination of online and in-person learning helps students balance their studies with work, life, and other commitments by minimizing the amount of time spent in a conventional classroom setting.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue an apprenticeship position in the electrical industry. 


Some of the potential career opportunities and pathways for graduates of this program include:

  • Electrical Apprentice: An electrical apprenticeship is a training program that teaches individuals how to become electricians through on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Apprentices work with experienced electricians to learn about electrical systems, safety practices, and building codes. After completing the apprenticeship, individuals can become licensed electricians with many opportunities for career advancement.

Depending on their career goals and interests, students may choose to pursue further education and training in a range of electrical-related fields.


In total, you need to complete a total of 410 weighting points as a mix of the units below, these units will be confirmed at time of enrolment. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.


Core units

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEECD0009 Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment

UEECD0021 Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities 

UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems

UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits

UEECD0052 Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment

UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises


Plus Elective units

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

UEECD0008 Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities

UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

UEECD0033 Produce products for carrying out energy sector work activities

UEECD0035 Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

UEERA0036 Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems

UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:

  • A sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments
  • Basic computer skills

Support and assessments

Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.


We offer traditional face-to-face training for this qualification, providing a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that brings together both learner and trainer-centered approaches. Our objective is to facilitate a dynamic, interactive, and supportive environment that fosters skill development, knowledge retention, and practical application.

Our face-to-face training program consists of two carefully designed components:

  1. Classroom-based Theory Component: Learners attend structured, in-person sessions led by experienced instructors who deliver essential theoretical knowledge through a combination of lectures, discussions, and interactive activities. To evaluate learners' comprehension of the theoretical concepts, students complete a written assessment in class.
  2. Practical Demonstrations and Assessments: Following the completion of the theoretical component, learners participate in practical demonstrations, guided by our skilled instructors. Students are then given the opportunity to practice and refine their skills through a series of practical exercises and assessments.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognized and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - start your future now and enquire below!

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