Pre-Apprenticeship Code: UEE22020

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship

MG 7502

UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

CET provides a course for early career starters who have an Electrician's Training Licence arranged as part of induction, to gain a UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start).
This qualification is designed to provide pre-apprenticeship participants with industry specific training to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours to transition into an apprenticeship in the Electrotechnology Industry.

Course code


The program will be delivered for a total of 369 hours, over a period of 16 weeks.


For information on fees for Electrical Pre-Apprenticeships, see our Course Fees Information Page

Course content

Be prepared for the energy sector environment

Completing this pre-apprenticeship Certificate II in Electrotechnology course can provide a range of career opportunities in the electrical, or electronics industries, and will provide learners with the following technical and professional skills:  

  • How to safely solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits
  • Selecting the most appropriate materials for relevant Electrotechnology work
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Effectively using relevant equipment, plant, and technologies, and understand how to dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components.

The course also covers a General Safety Induction and the majority units needed for Stage 1A of an electrical apprenticeship.

Is the Cert II in Electrotechnology course right for you?

Certificate II in Electrotechnology prepares learners for a career start in the energy sector environment. If you possess great communication skills, an interest in problem solving, good hand-eye coordination and enjoy technical work, you could benefit from this course.

This certificate is part of the electrotechnology pre apprenticeship pathway that helps learners prepare for their electrical apprenticeship. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a strong foundation for a fulfilling career in the electrotechnology industry. Upon successful completion of the course, learners may wish to complete the UEE30820 Certificate III In Electrotechnology Electrician to gain certification in electrotechnology.

Course requirements

  • Applicants must possess an Electrician’s Training Licence, details of which are available the Commerce WA website, and have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course. All applicants are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy pre-selection test administered by the College. The test is of a year 11-12 level and is specific to transposition of formula, trigonometric ratio and algebra. Candidates who have not yet completed year 10 studies are welcome to sit the pre-selection test.

  • Applicants meeting the course requirements will be invited to attend an interview at the College, during which, suitability for course enrolment will be assessed.

  • All Core Units of Competency must be achieved, all Elective Units of Competency must be achieved

  • Participants are required to undertake a minimum number of work placement hours calculated on the following ratio: for every two (2) student curriculum hours for the qualification there should be a minimum of one (1) hour work placement.

  • Fully enclosed shoes must be worn at all times in CET buildings. Safety boots/shoes must be worn when working in the workshop.

  • Prior to course commencement the learner is required to review the CET Code of Conduct found at Terms & Conditions/Policies page

Course materials

Applicants are recommended to obtain the following resources prior to course commencement (available at both CET Campuses):

  • Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trade and Electrical Wiring Practice (Pethebridge & Neeson Pack)

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
***** Core Units *****
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 9
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safetyregulations, codes and practices in the workplace 18
UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems 54
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits 36
UEECD0052 Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment 36
UEECD0009 Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment 36
UEECD0021 Identify and select components, accessoiries and materials for energy sector work activities 18
UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises 36
***** Work Placement Units *****
AW866 Pre-apprenticeship work placement coordination 1 (Placement arranged)
AW867 Pre-apprenticeship work placement coordination 2 (Commenced)
AW868 Pre-apprenticeship work placement coordination 3 (Mid-point)
AW869 Pre-apprenticeship work placement coordination 4 (Completed)

Elective Units

Code Description Group Points Nominal Hours
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 36
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 18
UEEAS0004 Select electronic components for assembly 18
UEECD0034 Produce routine tools/devices for carrying out energy sector work activities 36
UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 18


No course dates have been scheduled. Please register your interest to find out more.

Certification & assessment

Graduates will be issued with a Certificate and a record of results showing the Units of Competency completed. 

Skills recognition

The CET Skills Recognition process benefits applicants who have undergone prior learning and recognises competencies obtained outside a formal educational or training environment, gained through life or work experience. Competencies currently held by applicants will be formally assessed against each applicable Unit of Competency and maybe recognised regardless of how, when and where they were achieved. Skills Recognition is an assessment process and a cost recovery charge will apply.

CET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by either AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation or an authenticated VET transcript issued by the Registrar.

If you believe you are entitled to Skills Recognition, we encourage you to complete an application form available from our administration team.

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