About the course

About the course

A state accredited curriculum that will offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge across a range of electrical sectors, including electrical, electronics, refrigeration and mechanical engineering.

This hands on course will give you a broad Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based understanding of the electrical industry, learning how to use tools, electrical wiring and equipment of the trade.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm–5:30pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 11 and 12.


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 Electrician (UEE30811).

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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. This is exactly how we will deliver this course, both with 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 lowest study score of the primary four).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information on the ATAR can be found on the VTAC website
  • The VCE VET Electrical Industry program does not offer scored assessment.

Structured Workplace Learning

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


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required. Students will be advised of the details of PPE requirements in a welcome letter.

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