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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in the computer and information technology industries. The course incorporates theoretical, practical and hands-on education and training in the areas of computer applications, computer hardware and operating systems installation and configuration and support. Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) graduates will be equipped for employment in a technical support role assembling computers, conducting computer maintenance and installing system software.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need to complete a Direct Entry Application Form. There are no specific entry requirements for Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology). However, your reading and writing skills and general maths concepts should be equivalent to a Year 10 qualification. You may also be required to attend an information session and the above skill requirements may be assessed. * If you cannot read, write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to study Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology), but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills required to complete the course.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Identify and Select Components/Accessories/Materials for Electrotech Work Activities     80
    Apply Technologies and Concepts to Electrotech Work Activities     100
    Carry Out a Shared Technology Project     60

    Computer System Networks:
    Provide Network Systems Administration     40
    Install, Maintain and Modify Customer Premises Communications Cabling - ACA Restricted Rule     60
    Perform Basic Network and Computer Assembly     30
    Perform Basic Network and Computer Maintenance     30
    Install and Configure Basic Network and Computer Operating System     40
    Install and Test a Home Entertainment System     30

    Wireless Communications:     
    Build a Small Wireless LAN     30
    Install and Test a Wireless Intercom System     30
    Conduct Site Survey for a Wireless Network     30
    Set Up and Operate a Wireless Communications Link     30
    Install Communications Antennae     30

    Energy Generation:
    Operate a Small Power Supply System     30
    Assemble and Connect an Extra Low Voltage Battery Power Source     30
    Maintain Rechargeable Battery Systems     30
    Identify and Locate Building Blocks of a Centralised Power Generation System     30
    Set Up an Extra Low Voltage Emergency Power Supply System (Not Exceeding 32V)     30
    Install a Sustainable Extra Low Voltage Energy Power System     30

    Robotics and Embedded Controllers:
    Set Up and Test an Embedded Control System     30
    Test and Verify Correct Operation of a “By-Wire” Control System     30
    Implement a Digital Circuit Using a Programmable Logic Device (PLD)     30
    Construct and Configure a Basic Robotic System     30
    Program a Basic Robotic System     30

    Place, Secure and Terminate Optical Fibre Cable     30
    Plan and Build a System Using Photonic Equipment     30
    Use Photonic Equipment in Engineering Technology     30
    Use Photonic Equipment in Communications Technology     30
    The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) is a full-time six month course*. Student intakes are generally in July and students can expect approximately 24 hours of classroom attendance per week.

    * Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.

    Selection Criteria
    Students who meet the above entry requirements will be accepted to study Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) in date order of their application.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology)

        * Technical support officer

    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
    Bachelor of Computing
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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