About the course

About the course

Develop a thorough understanding of how security systems work. Our 3-year security equipment apprenticeship will provide you with practical and comprehensive training in the installation and pre-commissioning set up of wired and wireless security systems in multiple, commercial industrial premises.

Under the supervision of current industry professionals you will learn:

  • to work safely in the construction industry
  • to provide first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • to use hand and power tools essential to the trade
  • to source and purchase materials/parts for installation or service jobs
  • to deliver a service to customers
  • to correctly install and maintain security systems equipment including closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • to diagnose and rectify faults
  • to provide quotations for installation and service jobs
  • to maintain documentation
  • to use workplace computer applications

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Intake Dates & Course Length


You can enrol throughout the year

Full time: 3 years

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Career Outcomes


You may apply for employment as an alarm installer for a company that specialises in security equipment. As this course is nationally recognised, interstate employment is also an option for you. 

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Entry Requirements


APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

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.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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 successfully completing this course, you may want to broaden your skills in a Certificate IV or Diploma in Electrotechnology.

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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,190.00
Apprentice Concession $341.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,610.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$272.00
Retain Course Items***$42.00
* 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.
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Course Structure


You must complete 13 core units and elective units totalling 420 hours.

  • NEEC026B Participate in security equipment work and competency development activities
    20.0 hours

    This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one‘s own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

  • NEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    80.0 hours

    This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in resonance circuits.

  • NEEH151A Install large security systems
    100.0 hours

    This unit covers installing, entering instructions and testing of electronic security systems within excess of 50 connected devices in buildings, premises and precincts. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following and job specifications, securely placing and connecting security system components, and applying customer relation protocols.

  • NEEH150A Assemble and set up basic security systems
    80.0 hours

    This unit covers installing electronic security systems with up to 50 connected devices typically used in single domestic and small commercial premises. It encompasses, working safely and to standards, following oral and written instructions and procedures, securely placing and connecting security system components, and applying customer relation protocols.

  • NEEH152A Enter instructions and test wired and wireless security systems
    40.0 hours

    This unit covers, entering instructions and testing electronic security systems with up to 50 connected devices typically used in single domestic and small commercial premises. It encompasses safe working practices, basic programming as directed in user manuals, adjusting security devices, system testing and following written and oral instruction and procedures and customer relations.

  • NEEE108A Lay wiring::Cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (elv) circuits
    40.0 hours

    This unit covers the laying of wiring/cabling, connection of accessories and continuity and insulation resistance testing of circuits intended to operate at extra-low voltage. Typically this includes circuits and accessories for ELV powered devices, security, controls, integrated systems, audio/video systems. It encompasses the principles of single source, single load power circuits, control circuits and communications circuits, safe working practices and following work processes that satisfy electrical principles for safety and functionality.

  • NEEH154A Program and commission commercial security systems
    60.0 hours

    This unit covers installation and testing of security alarm system typically used in commercial buildings and premises The unit encompasses working safely, following specifications and security access scenarios, programming security alarm functions, using circuit diagrams and schedules, and providing as-programmed document.

  • NEEH155A Program and commission commercial access control security systems
    60.0 hours

    This unit covers installation and testing of security access control system typically uses in commercial buildings and premises The unit encompasses working safely, following specifications and security access scenarios, programming security functions, using circuit diagrams and schedules, and providing as-programmed document.

  • NEEH153A Program and test large security systems
    120.0 hours

    This unit covers programming functions and testing electronic security systems with in excess of 50 connected devices in buildings, premises and precincts. It encompasses safe working practices, programming, adjusting security devices, system testing and following written and oral instruction and procedures and customer relations.

  • NEEH156A Program and commission commercial security closed circuit television systems
    60.0 hours

    This unit covers installation and testing of security closed circuit television (CCTV) systems typically used in commercial buildings and premises The unit encompasses working safely, following specifications and security observation scenarios, programming security functions, using circuit diagrams and schedules, and providing as-programmed document.

  • NEEC010B Deliver a service to customers
    20.0 hours

  • NEEC001B Maintain documentation
    20.0 hours

  • NEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    80.0 hours


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