National code: UEE62220

Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering

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Overview About this course

Take your career as a licensed electrician to the next level and challenge yourself with higher-level management and leadership positions. Solve complex problems, plan and manage large electrical projects, promote environmental sustainability and be in demand in this dynamic industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Write specifications for electrotechnology and electrical engineering projects
    • Develop design briefs and manage risk in electrotechnology activities
    • Produce energy sector detailed reports
    • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits and in complex polyphaser power circuits

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Experience using industry-standard engineering application software
    • Eligibility for Engineering Associate membership of Engineers Australia
    • Skills and knowledge to start your own business
    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Successful completion of a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, as evidenced by your academic transcript OR
    • A current 'Unrestricted Electricians Licence' or it's equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Advanced language, literacy and numeracy skills
    • An interest in furthering your career in this field and taking on higher-level responsibilities

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Electrical Engineering Technician

Electrical Engineering Technicians conduct tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    94%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    3,000 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    43 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,760

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    4% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: technical officer, engineering officer, senior technical officer electrical engineering and senior technical officer electrical maintenance.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1320 weighting points, including 840 core and 480 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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