UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology – Career Start

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology – Career Start is part of the Electrotechnology Training Package. It covers competencies for work entry, providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology discipline.

Those completing this program successfully will be able to seek employment in all Electrotechnology Trades. This program may include work placement in the industry. It aims to provide participants with skills to assist in gaining an Electrotechnology apprenticeships (Electrical, Refrigeration, Electronics and Telecommunications trades).

This qualification would suit:

  • People wanting a pre-apprenticeship pathway into the industry
  • Students wishing to enrol in a VET in schools course
  • School leavers wishing to gain a career in the industry
  • Career changers/re-skilling
  • People currently working in the industry and wanting to gain a qualification or update skills

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, career options may include:

  • Apprenticeship opportunities in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning or associated trade fields.

Career outcomes could include:

  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Communications Technician
  • Transmission/Distribution Line Worker
  • Fire Servicing Technician
  • Security Technician
  • Instrument Technician
  • Electrical Engineering

Dates and Times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

The Suitability Session will include a suitability assessment and it is expected to be for approximately one hour.
Please bring a pen, scientific calculator, copy of your resume and ID.

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:   2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

The Suitability Session will include a suitability assessment and it is expected to be for approximately one hour.
Please bring a pen, scientific calculator, copy of your resume and ID.

Learning Options

Depending on your needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Options will include:

  • Combination of campus and/or Work placements
  • Classroom learning for associated knowledge
  • Workshop facilities for practical skills
  • Learner Guides – books that contain information to help with your learning

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Web CT or Short written assessment – question and answer style tests
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based
  • Practical workshop projects
  • Assignments – research topic and provide written response


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/


  • Language:
    It’s important to have good reading and writing skills because the Electrotechnology industry is always moving ahead; you need to keep up to date with safety issues, quality standards and technological advances, complete worksheets and provide written records.
  • Mathematics:
    The basic foundations for all electrotechnology workers are good math skills; these skills are used in practical, everyday situations. Just as a builder has to measure his materials an electrician has to measure things like current and voltage and a refrigeration mechanic measures temperature and pressure. This means you need to be comfortable working with numbers, even if that means using a calculator.
  • Science:
    Many of the maths skills you need are closely linked to a basic knowledge of science; you work the numbers within the scientific rules. Many of these ‘rules’ or ‘laws’ were written hundreds of years ago after practical experiments conducted by scientists and they haven’t changed since, so you only have to learn them once.
  • Basic hand tool skills

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process.

The Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE11) units you will be studying will be made clear before you start your course and an outline of units studied will be provided prior to commencement.

Qualification Requirements

Core units (all 6 units must be completed)

Elective units to achieve a total weighting of 140 points. Contact the Team for more information.


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