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Vocational Education & Training

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)


Not available to international students.



Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 16 weeks. The length of time to complete this qualification may vary depending on the location, study mode and units selected.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Electrical Or Telecommunications Trades Assistant

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

With the knowledge and competencies gained the student will be at an advantage to gain an apprenticeship as they have already completed several units towards an apprenticeship in Electrotechnology.

Career opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:

  • Electrical Trade Assistant
  • Telecommunications Trade Assistant

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Pathways from the qualification

UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control level qualifications

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level. Other than that, there are no specific entry level requirements for this program however this course is designed for candidates who are seeking employment in the Electrotechnology industry. For example:

  • Adult learners looking to enter the Electrotechnology industry;
  • School leavers or Years 10, 11 or 12 wishing to gain a career in the industry;
  • Career changers/ re-skilling.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification:

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina

    Study Mode: On campus

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), a total of up to sixteen (16) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) core units totalling 220 weighting points and approximately three (3) to ten (10) elective units totalling 140 weighting points as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. Electives offered may vary between campuses.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 380 (total weighting points 360).

  Module/Unit of Competency

Weighting Points


UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20 20
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c.circuits 80 80
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment 40 60
UEENEEE148A# Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment 40 40
UEENEEE179A#* Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities 20 20
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable energy procedures in the energy sector 20 20
  Total nominal hours – core units 220 240
Group A - Imported and Common Elective Units

(You may complete units to a maximum weighting of 60)
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (CT only) 10 20
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CT only) 10 40
Group B
- Qualification Elective Units
(Complete units to a minimum weighting of 80. You may select all your elective units from this Group)
UEENEED101A# Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20 20
UEENEEE102A# Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40 40
UEENEEE105A# Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20 20
UEENEEH102A^# Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40 40
UEENEEP024A# Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 20 20
  Total weighting points – elective units 140 140
  Total weighting points for this qualification 360 380

Please note: Competencies marked #, ^ or * have pre-requisite competencies as listed below. These units are delivered prior to the requisite units.



Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 Indicative fees for this course:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,330.00 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $6,460.00 (for domestic full fee places).
Fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Please note: a limited number of NT Government subsidy places are available for eligible NT domestic students so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

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