UEE22011 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology is a pre-vocational program aimed at preparing students for an electrotechnology apprenticeship. You will gain practical experience in a hands-on training environment and learn about:
  • electrical theory and wiring
  • occupational health and safety
  • solving problems in electrical circuits
  • identifying and selecting components
Training is delivered part-time Monday to Thursday (8am to 4.30pm) over 12 weeks. ATEC also provides students with complimentary White Card training to facilitate work experience and/or job opportunities (CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry).
Please call 1300 112 832 for further information. 
WorkReady Subsidised Training
This course is subsidised by the South Australian Governments' WorkReady initiative for eligible students. Only students who meet the eligibility criteria will qualify for subsidised training. View eligibility criteria, here.
Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake pre-assessment to ensure suitability for the course, which may include drug and alcohol testing. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a command of the English language to enable fluent communication (written and oral). You must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (see PPE requirements).
Employment Outcomes
Certificate courses aim to provide training at the operative level to equip students with selected practical, technical and theoretical skills in electrotechnology as well basic skills and an overview into electrotechnology vocations. Obtaining this trade qualification may enhance your employment opportunities. 
NB: Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome. 
Skills Covered
All the competencies below must be achieved, including the elective competencies, to achieve a total weighting of 140 points.





Participate in electrical work and competency development activities


Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components


Solve problems in d.c. circuits


Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment


Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications


Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work


Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines


Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits


Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations


Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits


Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits


Install low voltage wiring and accessories


Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations


Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations


Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits


Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations


Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits


Develop and connect electrical control circuits


Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector



To view the list of available elective courses for this program, click here

Students who successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Record of Results and a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22011).
Students who do not complete all the units of competency within this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency that have been successfully achieved.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant:
  • Safety boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
Delivery Location
  • Ottoway Trade Training Centre - 275 Grand Junction Road, Ottoway SA 5013 

WorkReady Concessions
Concessions are available to holders of the following cards:
  • Health care card
  • Pensioner concession card
  • Pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

How to Apply
Applications and enquiries can be made:

  • online by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below;
  • through your Employment Service Provider;
  • by email at bookings@atec.asn.au; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832.
Course Fees - Full Fee paying students (ineligible for WorkReady Subsidies)
The full course fee is $4,125. A deposit of 20% ($825) is required at enrolment. Direct Debit arrangements are available.
NBAll participants are required to supply their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) see list above.
Important information for prospective students in regards to ATEC policies can be found here

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