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  • Objectives
    This course provides the opportunity to complete a full Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies as part of a VCAL Intermediate or VCAL Senior. Completion of all required units will reduce the educational component of the apprenticeship by 200 hours. This pre-vocational certificate is the entry point into all sectors of the Electrotechnology industry including domestic and commercial electrical work.
  • Entry requirements
    Year 11 Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
  • Academic Title
    VCAL Electrical
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course provides the opportunity to complete a full Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies as part of a prevocational) VCAL Intermediate or VCAL Senior. Completion of all required units will reduce the educational component of the apprenticeship by 200 hours. This pre-vocational certificate is in the entry point into all sectors of the Electrotechnology industry including domestic and commercial electrical work.

    Campus
    Berwick TEC

    Course Commencement
    February 2009

    Study Mode
    Full Time

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 11 completed for VCAL Senior (Yr12)
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)

    Selection Process
    Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and Interview
    Students must successfully complete the selection criteria

    How do I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Interview?
    Applicants will be interviewed

    Study Area Summary
    Maths, communications, personal development, employment skills and industry subjects including Occupational Health and Safety; Electrical Wiring and Equipment; Workshop Practices and Hand Skills; Electrical Drawing;

    Subjects / Modules
    Please note the modules below are for the previous course. The Certificate II in Electrotechnology studies is a new course and its contents is under review.
    NBB02 Occupational Health & Safety
    NUE052 Applied Electricity 1
    NUE053 Math Skills for the Electrical Trade
    VBH087 Introduction to Electrical Trades
    NUE58 Electrical Concepts & Applications
    NUE95 Parts & Components
    NUEWP50 Work Performance
    NUEWP51 Work Performance
    NUEWP60 Work Performance
    NE175 Workshop Practices
    NUE062 Drawings & Diagrams
    NE172.1 Electrical Wiring & Equipment
    NUE208 Introduction to Welding
    NUE72 Electrotechnology Engineering
    NUEWP54 Work Performance
    NUE110 Introduction to Application Software
    NUE76 PC Hardware & Configuration
    NUEWP56 Work Performance
    VBH084 Communication Skills
    NUEWP52 Work Performance

    NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
    This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.

    LIT022 Oral Communication Module
    Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
    communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
    includes:
    • Practise job interviews
    • Speaking with industry employers
    • Working in teams
    • Presentation skills
    • Inspirational and informative speakers

    LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
    Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.

    PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
    The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.

    WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
    The module is designed to
    • Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
    • Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
    Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable.

    Cost
    To be advised
    (Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)

    Employment Prospects
    Electrical Technician
    Employability Skills
    Communication Self Management
    Team Work Using Technology
    Learning new skills Using initiative
    Planning and organising Solving problems

    Further Options (& Articulation)
    Certificate III in Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship

    RPL
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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