Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course Code UEE22011
Course Name Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Duration 12 weeks full time (4 days per week)
Mode of Study On-Campus (Victoria)
Next Intake No date - Please check back again soon for next course date.

We are offering free tuition fees for this course. Refer to Fees and Selection Criteria below for more information.

Would you like a job that’s high paying, held in high regard, a big part of future technologies and has travel opportunities?

Well Electrician is the job for you…

Why not have a crack at joining a Pre-apprenticeship and start your journey as a sparky?

Challenge your smarts as well as your hand skills as you learn from qualified tradespeople the basics of being an electrician. Completing your pre-app along with our ‘Bright Spark’ skills program will give you the best chance of securing an apprenticeship in this exciting and highly sought-after trade.

Intakes occur all year, so whether you are looking for a career change, finishing year 12 or just finished an awesome gap year travelling, you can start this 12 week course any time of year.

The ‘Bright Spark’ program allows you to demonstrate everything you’ve learnt through your pre-app and apply it in a real life scenario … before you go on site (and it’s free!)

You will also learn additional, highly sought-after practical skills like:

  • Reading plans and marking out the electrical installation
  • Identifying and ordering products for the job
  • Installation and terminate electrical equipment
  • Installing cable tray
  • Running catenary wire
  • Wiring and fitting off socket outlets (power points) and light switches
  • Completing quality tests on your installation

You will work through each stage of the project including planning, worksite preparation, roughing in, fitting off and QA testing … all under supervision of course!

At the end of the ‘Bright Spark’ program, you will boost your ‘on the job skills’ and have what employers are looking for!

Register and More Dates

Pre-Apprenticeships have intakes all year and you can apply at any time. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Intake Date indicates the day you are required to attend the Pre-Training review and Information Session. Please note: Course commencement is subject to numbers. Please refer to our refund policy for more information. You will be required to pay a $100 deposit to process your application. If you're successful this will be taken off your resources & amenities fee. If unsuccessful, this amount will be refunded to you.
Time of day Start Date Availability
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
(19P3 PTR Date 7May2019)
21/05/2019 to 23/08/2019 Not available

This course aims to prepare you for an apprenticeship in the Electrotechnology industry and gives you the basic skills to make you job ready.

Electrical theory, mathematics and general practical skills are taught within the course, along with how to interpret electrical drawings. You will gain a good appreciation of the basic tools and equipment an electrician uses on the job. Electrical safety plays a major part within the course.

Included in the course and at no extra cost is:

  • Bright Spark program
  • Level 2 First Aid, CPR & Low Voltage Rescue
  • Construction Induction Card
  • Your own copy of AS/NZS 3000:2007 – Wiring Rules incorporating amendments 1 and 2
  • Gloves and Glasses

Pre-Training Review and Information Session

Attend a pre-training review and information session which includes an interview to access your suitability for the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment

To study an accredited course at NECA Education & Careers, you must satisfy our English language requirements. Some courses have higher English language requirements than others. NECA Education & Careers reserves the right to require that an applicant undergo a test of English proficiency.

NECA Education & Careers assess your proficiency using a Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment completed in the pre-training review and information session.

Harrison Assessment (Vocational Suitability Assessment)

Complete the Harrison Assessment, with a career score of 80% of more for electrical – For more information about the Harrison Assessment click here. (We will send a link once you apply for the course).


  • You must have permanent residency in Victoria and are either:
    • An Australian Citizen; or
    • An Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa); or
    • A New Zealand citizen.

NECA Education & Careers reserves the right to decline admission to a course if you do not meet the selection criteria

Upon successful completion and only if you have found employment as an electrical apprentice, you may choose to complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

You have three options when applying for credit:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)
  • Credit Transfer

Speak to NECA Education & Careers Student Services for more information.

UEENEEE179AIdentify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
Fabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industrial components
Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Provide first aid
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
Bright Spark 4 days practical project
UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities

You will not be required to attend class for more than 8 hours a day.

2019 Indicative Fees are:


Resources & Amenities

Government Funded^*

Full Fee Paying Student

All Students




The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

*To be eligible for free tuition, you will have to meet:

  • the Skills First Funding Eligibility (click on below link)
  • the NECA Education & Careers Selection Criteria (see Selection Criteria above)

Refer to Terms & Conditions

You will be required to pay a $100 deposit to process your application. If you are successful this will be taken off your resources & amenities fee. If unsuccessful, this amount will be refunded to you.

^For eligible individuals this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding including via the Multi Industry School Based and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Pilot Project and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

If you do not meet the above criteria for free tuition and wish to complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) as a full fee paying student you must still meet the selection criteria.

NECA Education & Careers advises that accessing Skills First Program entitlement may impact your ability to further government subsidised training.

Fees & Charges Guide 2019   Refund Guide 2019   Funding Eligibility
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