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


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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 detailed in the NESA Syllabus 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 Apprenticeship or Traineeship satisfies this NESA requirement.


Costs

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


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

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.


UNITS OF COMPETENCY

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

Core

  • UEENEEE101A
    Apply occupational health & safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE148A
    Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
  • UEENEEE141A
    Use routine equipment,plant,technologies in an energy sector environment
  • UEENEEE179A
    Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
  • UEENEEE104A
    Solve problems in DC circuits
  • UEENEEK142A
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

Electives

Electives may include:
(Your school will confirm which electives will be delivered.)

  • CPCCOHS1001A
    Work Safely in the construction industry
  • HLTAID001
    provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • UEENEEE102A
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE105A
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEE107A
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEED101A
    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
 

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 and 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

FURTHER STUDY

Apprenticeship, for example in:

  • Electrician
  • Other qualifications in Electrotechnology.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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