National code: UEE30920

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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
    • Drawing on environmentally-minded electronic practices and procedures
    • 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

    • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
    • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Electronics tradesperson or technician, - Electronics equipment service technician and - Electronics equipment installer

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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The Certificate III in Electronics and Communications does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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 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.

  • Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities UEECO0007

  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector UEERE0001

  • Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems UEEEC0063

  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems UEEEC0069

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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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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