Melbourne Course Course:UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
 Duration:3 Months
 Delivery Mode:Face to Face / Pre-Apprenticeship Program
 Next Intake:12 Feb 2024 (limited spots)

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Studying the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) at Frontier Institute

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is a pre-apprenticeship electrical course, that provides an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as electrical, renewable energy, air conditioning/refrigeration, and instrumentation.

Career opportunities include:

  • apprentice electrician
  • apprentice electrical fitter
  • apprentice air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
  • renewable energy systems installer
  • electrical engineering technician
  • renewable energy sales and support roles

Pathways to further study:

  • UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Apprenticeship
  • UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting Apprenticeship


The course will enable you to develop broad-based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields, such as lighting, general power, fire protection and security, robotics, instrumentation, optical data and voice systems, electrical motors, and control systems.

Gain experience in the trade and use your skills to make informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths. You will gain a recognized qualification as well as credits for further training as an apprentice in the electrotechnology industry.

The course involves face-to-face theory classes and practical skills training in our simulated practical workshop area on campus, and for the work simulations carried out on campus in the workshop, you will require work wear, work boots, and clear safety glasses.

Frontier Training and Technology affirms that the training and assessment of all units of competency of this qualification will be delivered in a real or a very closely simulated workplace environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Frontier recommends learners have a minimum of Year 10 level English and Mathematics.
  • Year 11 is highly recommended. This course is not recommended if you find mathematics at this level challenging.
  • Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. These will assist with determining your suitability for the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre-training interview will be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course. The Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to the beginning of the qualification.  Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Course structure

The students enrolled in UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) required to complete following units of competency as listed below:

Core units

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0009* Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment (Prerequisite unit UEECD0007)
UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises
UEECD0021* Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities (Prerequisite units  UEECD0007 and  UEECD0009)
UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
UEECD0046* Solve problems in single path circuits  (Prerequisite unit UEECD0007)
UEECD0052* Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment (Prerequisite unit UEECD0007)

Elective Units

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

UEECD0034 Produce routine tools/devices for carrying out energy sector work activities
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEEAS0001 Assemble electronic components
UEEAS0004 Select electronic components for assembly
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

Course delivery

Total course duration – 3 months

Full-Time short course for 12 weeks

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 9 am – 5 pm

Note: There is no part-time option for this course at Frontier Institute Glenroy.


What will I need to pay?

$500Fee redeemable upon enrolment into Cert III in Electrotechnology Electrician apprenticeship with Frontier

1. Pay directly with our Account Department

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at Unit 5, 1 Post office place, Glenroy, VIC 3046 – (Glenroy Campus) by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do a online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name:                     Frontier Training and Technology

Bank Name:                          NAB
Branch Number (BSB):      083 004
Account Number:                761977553

2. Trade Support Loans

As an Australian Apprentice, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

3. Study Loans

Zeefi provides a new kind of finance for students who are seeking financial assistance to pay for their education.


  • Purpose: Fund education only
  • Type: Principal and interest
  • Rates: Competitive interest rates offered
  • Payment: Weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit
  • Loan Term: 6 to 48 months
  • Loan Amount: $2,001 to $15,000


  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Can demonstrate a capacity to service the loan

4. Direct Debit

This option is for students who want a convenient payment process to save time.

Payments can be done weekly, fortnightly or monthly and in that way, some of the courses are less than 59$ a week.

Contact Frontier Training admin for further info.

Fee Refund Policy

Any fees paid prior to the commencement of a course are refundable upon withdrawal from the course minus the administration charge.  If a student withdraws from a course once training has commenced no refunds are given. Please refer to the fees and refunds policy and procedures on our website at www.frontier.edu.au

How to apply

Frontier – Online Application Form

If you need application help, please email to organise a time with our enrolment officer: info@frontier.edu.au

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