VET Studies
VET Studies
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AGA Apprenticeships Plus RTO 3829


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The program is delivered at Somerville Secondary College or Chisholm Institute of TAFE. The program is designed to provide training, practical skills and studies for students interested in investigating a career as an Electrician. The training is project-based and gives hands on experience in the workshop and an introduction to careers in Electrotechnology. The program has a focus on electical skills for the first year students. The second year of the program covers all theory needed for students to progress into an electrical apprenticeship or an career in the electrotechnology industry.

The training is project based and gives hands on experience in the workshop and an introduction to the various careers available in electrotechnology, these include electrical, electronics, renewable energy and telecommunications.

Students who complete both years of of the UEE2201 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (career start) will have completed a nationally recognised pre-vocational qualification for careers in this industry. This may reduce future training in electrotechnology by up to 6 months.

Course Code and Course Title

  • UEE22020- Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start)


  • Venue: Somerville Secondary College and Chisholm Tafe
  • Time: Wednesdays and Fridays

Special Requirements

Students will require the following at each class:

  • Safety work boots/shoes
  • Short/long sleeved shirt (no singlets)
  • Chisholm will provide safety glasses

Year 10 level of Maths and English is recommended.

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

The contribution to a student’s VCAL program is determined by the number of units of competence completed.  This program will satisfy learning outcomes for the Industry Specific and Work Related Skills strands.  This program may contribute to the VCAL at the Foundation, Intermediate or Senior levels. 1st year - 200 hours - accredited training.

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of Competency Name

UEENEED001B Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEE001B Document occupational hazards & risks in electrical work
UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage
UEENEEE041B Use of routine equipment/plant/ technologies in an electrotechnology environment
UEENEEE079A Identify and select components/ accessories/materials for electrotechnology work activities
UEENEEK042B Produce routine products for work
UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple DC
UEENEEE005B Fix and secure equipment
UEENEEE048B Carry out routine work activities in a electrotechnology environment
UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

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Training and Employment Outcomes

Employment opportunities exist in the electrical trades and in electronic installation, testing, repair or sales, working on audio systems, video systems, mobile phone systems, electronic security systems, care electronic accessories, electronic ticketing systems, and vehicle engine management systems and computer interfacing.

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See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.



  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Telecommunications
  • Certificate II in Telecommunication Cabling
  • Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications
  • Diploma of Electronics and Communication Engineering

University Options

  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering;
  • Bachelor of Engineering Electrical/Electronics