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This is a pre-vocational program.
This pre-apprenticeship is designed to give you an edge when competing for an apprenticeship in the fields of electrical, instrumentation and air conditioning/refrigeration.
The electrotechnology pre-apprenticeship provides you with an introduction to two industries: electrical and refrigeration/air-conditioning. Taught full-time at RMIT, it mixes theory with the practical skills required across these industries.
The program allows you to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to help you make informed decisions about your career path. It leads to an apprenticeship as an electrician or an air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
This program combines classroom-based activities with a range of hands-on practical tasks that will prepare you for employment as an apprentice in your chosen field.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Assessment methods include exams, assignments, projects and practicals.
Guest speakers from industry will enhance your learning experiences.
An industry engagement day is organised near the end of your program to provide you with relevant information on regulations, key employers and employment opportunities.
Students are also connected through industry associations and RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre to assist with securing a full-time apprenticeship.
Completion of the program will provide you with skills suitable to enhance your opportunities for apprenticeships as either an electrician or an air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.
After completing your apprenticeship, you can choose to work for a company or for yourself.
Both areas continue to see strong growth within Australia.
Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Electricians also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment.
Tradespeople in these fields can be employed as:
- systems electricians on domestic, residential and heavy industrial buildings
- instrument technicians on measuring, process control and scientific instruments
- electronic tradespeople providing electrical installation, repair maintenance, modification and testing of electrical/electronic systems.
Refrigeration and air-conditioning tradespeople work in a range of sector and locations including as a commercial refrigeration mechanic:
- on shipping containers
- with trucks and transportation
- with industrial installations including supermarkets and bars
- within air-conditioning firms doing domestic or industrial air flow solutions.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This qualification is recognised by the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).
Program and course information
Your key to an apprenticeship
Gain practical skills and industry relevant knowledge to help secure an apprenticeship.