About the course

About the course

Learn the fundamentals of all things electrical and gain the electrotechnology skills and knowledge for the trade.  Our electrotechnology electrician apprenticeship will provide you with practical experience in the industry. 

Under the leadership of current industry professionals you will learn:

  • to use hand and power tools
  • to install and terminate wiring systems for network communications
  • to maintain and repair apparatus and associated electrical circuits
  • to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utility components
  • to solve problems in DC circuits and low voltage AC circuits
  • to test rail signalling cables
  • to repair various electro-tech equipment
  • to diagnose and rectify faults
  • to commission procedures of apparatus and associated circuits

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

Full time: 4 years

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may seek employment with sole registered electrical contractors or large electrical contracting organisations as a licensed electrical mechanic (electrician).

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Entry Requirements

Industry gives preference to those students who have completed Year 11 and show an ability to cope with mathematics and science.


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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

After successful completion, you may wish to further your studies at Certificate IV level.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

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

Apprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov SubsidisedFull Fee
Tuition Fee$836$4,122$19,058
Service Fee$495$495$495
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$1,164$1,164$1,164
Retain Course Items$255$255$255
Total Course Estimate$2,830$6,116$21,052
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,060$2,129$6,887

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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.

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Course Structure

You must complete 22 units including electives totalling 1100 hours.

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