Certificate in Pre-Trade Electrical.xml Certificate in Pre-Trade Electrical

Qualifications and courses Study options
Image of wires

CertificateFull time – 17 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$1385 -$1400


February, July


$ 9,815



Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due




This is an excellent opportunity to gain basic skills and knowledge prior to gaining an apprenticeship or entering the trade.

This qualification is also a good grounding for work in the security systems and audio industries. Your other option is to extend your qualifications with further study in electronics and electrical services.

This programme will cover current industry standards and legislation and you will be able to apply your practical knowledge in our specialist Schneider electro-technology laboratory.

This programme covers:

  • Electrical theory
  • Regulations
  • Testing and safety
  • First aid
  • Basic electric motors
  • Basic use of tools

This programme is also offered for Youth Guarantee students. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • Because this programme forms a pathway to apprenticeships and work in the industry, and could lead to future registration as an electrician, please note:The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) may refuse to approve the registration on several grounds including a criminal history within 10 years preceding the application. (Details related to this part of Section 78 of the Electricity Act 2000 will be made available).If you have, or think that you may have a problem with colour blindness it is advised that you seek further advice from a medical professional as this may affect your future employment in this industry.

English requirements
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you can move into an electrical apprenticeship.

Study pathways

Further study can be undertaken with the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3), National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2), National Certificate in Electronic Security (Installer) (Level 3) and the National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4).