About the course

About the course

This state accredited electrical and refrigeration course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge across a range of sectors, including electrical, electronics, refrigeration and mechanical engineering. 

This hands on pre-apprenticeship program will provide you with a broad understanding of the electrical industry, learning how to use tools, electrical wiring and equipment of the Electrical Trade, in addition to an introduction to basic Air Conditioning Systems.

On completion of this course you will also receive a White Card enabling you to work safely on a building site. This will provide you with a better standing when applying for an apprenticeship with an employer.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

Box Hill: January, February, March, April, May, July, August and October

Lilydale: January, April, July and October

Full time: 10 weeks (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

This course prepares you for employment as an apprentice electrician.

Box Hill Institute has numerous affiliations with industry. Part of our role is not only to educate and train you but also to assist you finding employment opportunities through real industry contacts.

Our aim for this course is to get you work ready. With this in mind we will deliver this course with a focus on both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

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Entry Requirements

You must have completed Year 11 or equivalent


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

On successful completion, you may wish to apply to a Certificate III (apprenticeship) in your chosen field.

This course will provide some credits toward the Certificate III in Electrotechnology or the Certificate III in Appliance Servicing and Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$275$1,374$6,069
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$485$485$485$485
Retain Course Items$90$90$90$90
Total Course Estimate$824$1,099$2,198$6,893
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$824$1,099$2,198$6,893

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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