Step into the exciting and varied world of electronics as you learn a range of technical repair and maintenance skills. Be prepared for a career as an electronics technician or tradesperson.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle electrical equipment and devices
Solve technical issues in analogue and digital electronic and communications circuits and systems
Use industry-relevant computer applications
Implement safe work practices and regulations
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in applying key electronic principles to a range of real world industry challenges
The skills to build and test electronic circuits using different electronics components and devices
Techniques to install, set-up, test, repair and maintain electronic equipment and devices at a component/sub-assembly level
A sound understanding of environmentally-minded electronic practices and procedures
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A talent for technical work
The ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Good hand-eye coordination
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: electronics tradesperson or technician, electronics equipment service technician, electronics equipment installer and audio visual installer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Electronics and Communications does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Electronics and Communications qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1060 weighting points, including 680 core and 380 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 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
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