Electrotechnology

This qualification covers competencies for entry-level work, providing grounding in safety, basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology discipline.

For students wishing to undertake this course, Maths level 5.2 is recommended.

Qualification

UEE22011 – Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 240 hour course that runs over 2 years. It may be possible to undertake a 120 hour course in Electrotechnology.

HSC Information

This is a Board Developed Course, Category B. Students who complete the 240 hour course may sit for the optional HSC exam. Mandatory units of competency from the list below are examined.

One Category B course (2 units) may be counted towards the calculation of the ATAR for university entrance. Students not wishing to achieve an ATAR need not sit the HSC examination.

Work Placement

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requires students to complete a minimum of 70 hours of work placement. Work placement is a mandatory component of the course and must be completed prior to the HSC exam.

Days worked as part of a School Based Traineeship satisfies this NESArequirement.

Assessment

This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have completed any training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses you have completed recently, or through experience gained in other ways you can apply for RPL. You should talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or course teacher for further information.

Costs

A course fee is generally charged by schools to cover consumable materials. Your school will provide further advice.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete: 12 units: 6 core, 6 electives

Preliminary

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (necessary to undertake work placement in the building and construction industry)
  • HLTAID001 provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health & safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace (Core)
  • UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment (Core)
  • UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • UEENEEE104A Solve problems in DC circuits (Core)

HSC

  • UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply
  • UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector (Core)
  • UEENEEE141A Use routine equipment,plant,technologies in an energy sector environment (Core)
  • UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities (Core)
Further Study

Apprenticeship, for example in:

  • Electrician
  • Other qualifications in Electrotechnology
Career Information

Job Roles

  • Read electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or
  • specifications to determine job requirements
  • Plan the layout of wiring system
  • Test for, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
  • Install electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cables
  • Install electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters,
  • electrical signs, switchboard and motors
  • Assemble and fabricate electrical and electronic components & amp;
  • appliances
  • Connect switches, outlets and other fittings
  • Connect circuit breakers
  • Maintain automated production processes

Duties and Tasks

Electricians may perform the following tasks:

  • Read electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or specifications to determine job requirements
  • Plan the layout of wiring systems
  • Test for, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
  • Install electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cables
  • Install electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electrical signs, switchboards and motors
  • Assemble electrical and electronic components and appliances
  • Connect electrical equipment to power supplies
  • Connect switches, outlets and other fittings
  • Connect circuit breakers
  • Maintain automated production processes.

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoy mathematical and technical activities
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • Logical thinking and diagnostic ability
  • Aptitude for mechanics and electronics
  • Able to do precise and detailed work
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Good communication skills.

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