VET in Schools (VETiS) Program
When this course or individual units of competency are offered as a VETiS program, it is only offered on a part time basis. The course and unit details listed below are for main stream VET students.
* When undertaking this course as a VETiS program, the details of units offered, duration and realistic achievement will be provided at the time that the prospective student completes a DEET 'Expression of Interest to undertake a VET program" form.
* VETiS programs are offered to Secondary School students as a process of enabling informed career choices to be made and to allow for a head start to that career.
* VETiS programs should be viewed as a training pathway that will lead to a future career. The achievement of that career is unlikely to be achieved while still at Secondary School.
Course Requirements for main stream VET students
To achieve a Certificate I in Electrotechnology students must complete a total of FIVE (5) units of competency. This comprises THREE (3) core units of competency plus TWO (2) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
Total Nominal Course Hours: 400 (total nominal hours will depend on the elective units selected)
The total Nominal Course Hours for the sequence listed below is: 400
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Code Module/Unit of Competency
UTENES050A Identify and select components/accessories/materials for Electrotech work activities
UTENES051A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an Electrotech environment
UTENES060A Carry out routine work activities in an Electrotech environment
Total nominal contact hours
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
UTENES052A Interact with customers/clients for quality service
UTENES056A Apply technologies and concepts to Electrotech work activities
Total nominal contact hours
Students will enrol in the technical underpinning knowledge and skills modules as noted below.
NBB002.1 Occupational Health and Safety
NUE077 Electrotechnology Calculations
NUE078 Applied Electrical Science
NUE058 Electrical Concepts and Applications
NUE095 Parts and Components Selection
NUE070 Electrotech Industry-Overview and Practices
NUE210 Drawing Interpretation and Sketching
NUE079 Electrotechnology Systems, Materials and Accessories
NE175.1 Workshop Practice
NUE110 Introduction to Application Software
NUE076 PC Hardware and Configuration
Check the University Bookshop for detail on any textbooks that may be required.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
* Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
* through adult education classes or training programs at work;
* Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
* Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
The Certificate I also confers credit towards a range of Certificate II and Certificate III vocations in the Electrotechnology Industry. Recognition of Prior Learning can be applied for.