A state accredited curriculum that offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge across a range of electrical sectors, including electrical, electronics, refrigeration and mechanical engineering. 

This hands-on pre-apprenticeship will give you a broad understanding of the electrical industry, learning how to use tools, electrical wiring and equipment of the trade. 

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

National Code 22261VIC
Study Areas Electrical
Study Level Pre-apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 8 weeks

Course Type Pre-apprenticeship
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,203.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $241.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $469.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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


Full time: 8 weeks

Box Hill, Lilydale

Year 11 or equivalent


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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 Certificate III in Appliance Service.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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 with practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

You must complete 10 core units and 3 elective units.





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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:44pm