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Prepare for your electrical apprenticeship!

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course can lead to a range of career opportunities in the electrical or electronics industries. Gain a solid grounding in safety and the basic skills for working in any area of electrotechnology. Complete electrical theory and practice in extra low voltage. Course details

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Cairns, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Full time: 9 weeks / 3 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $4,590
  • Subsidised $834
  • Concession $414

Cost details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns 16 Apr 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
Townsville Trade Training Centre 16 Jul 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Cairns Campus: Interview by teaching staff required. 

Townsville Trade Training Centre: Direct entry, no interview required.

The minimum age requirement is 16 years.  The minimum entry requirements is a pass in Maths, English and Science at a year 10 level however achievements in other subject areas including work experience will be taken into consideration.  A literacy and numeracy assessment will be conducted to identify any areas a student may require learning support.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Pen, ruler, notebook, scientific calculator (HP 10s Scientific)
  • Steel capped safety footwear – must be worn at all times
  • Safety glasses
  • Protective work clothing – long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • Textbook: Electrical Trade Principles: A Practical approach (Jeffery Hampson & Steve Hanssen 2nd Edition) - this textbook is recommended but not essential
  • Textbook: Electrotechnology Practice (Jeffrey Hampson and Steven Hanssen 3rd edition paper work) - this textbook is recommended but not essential

Please note: Industry standard clothing must be worn at all times while attending TAFE.


The course is full time over 9 weeks with delivery being as follows:
Cairns Campus: Classes on Monday to Wednesday, 8am - 5pm. Interview required before enrolment.
Townsville Trade Training Centre: Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8am - 4pm.


UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits Core
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment Core
UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment Core
UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities Core
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Elective
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Elective
UEENEEC001B Maintain documentation Elective
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace Elective
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Elective Cairns
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment Elective Cairns
UEENEEE122A Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities Elective Cairns
UEENEEA101A Assemble electronic components Elective Townsville
UEENEEA102A Select electronic components for assembly Elective Townsville
UEENEEE020B Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus Elective Townsville


Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


UEE22011 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Successful completion of this program can result in a reduction in the attendance time required at TAFE Queensland upon gaining an apprenticeship.
Students will also undertake a Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) CPCCOHS1001A to gain their Construction White Card. This course will provide understanding and knowledge of basic workplace health and safety requirements needed to commence or continue to work in the building and construction industry.

Job prospects

  • Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 23 January 2018

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