National code: UEE31420

Certificate III in Security Equipment

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Overview About this course

Use your technical problem-solving skills to work as a large security systems installer in the dynamic security industry. Learn to set up large and wireless security systems and provide your community with a sense of safety.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Solve problems in circuits

  • Use engineering drawings

  • Assemble, set up and install large security systems

  • Install and test wired and wireless security systems

  • Safely use hand and power tools

  • Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Course Outcomes

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

  • Exposure to the industry through simulated workplace environments

  • Experience using industry standard hand and power tools

  • Skills to install and test wireless and wired security systems

  • 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 desire to learn using hand tools

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • The ability and desire to solve technical problems

  • An interest in and aptitude for technical work

  • The ability to follow instructions

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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:

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

Electronic Equipment Trades Workers install, maintain and repair electronic equipment and systems such as audio and visual reproduction equipment, home entertainment systems, computers and electronic security systems.

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

    86%

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

    7,500 workers

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

    41 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.

    $1,200

  • 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.

    Medium

  • 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.

    Stable

Other jobs include: - Business equipment technician, - Customs electronics installations technician, - Electrical fitter, - Audio visual installation technician and - Electronics engineering technical officer

Licensing

A Class 2 security licence, also known as a security operative licence, is required for workers who want to carry out security work in NSW. This licence allows you to work in a wide range of specialist fields in the security industry. Visit the NSW Police website for more information on applying for your Class 2 security licence.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 Courses

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

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 Security Equipment qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1060 Weighting points, including 640 core and 420 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 security equipment work and competency development activities UEECO0011

  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector UEERE0001

  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits UEECD0025

  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus UEEEC0074

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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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