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.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (pre-vocational)

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

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.

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


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.


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.

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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.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of three units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Electrical Industry will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au
  • The VCE VET Electrical Industry program does not offer scored assessment.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning placement over the duration of the program.



Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required. Details will be supplied upon enrolment.

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