Strengthen your skills and prepare to advance your career as an industrial electronics electrician or electronics and control engineer in manufacturing, industrial automation, robotics and other emerging industries.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Fault find and repair digital and analogue circuits and components in electronic and digital control systems
Create and develop structured programs in programmable logic controllers (PLC) to control external devices
Use and operate engineering software programs
Develop and write engineering reports with relevant statistical analysis
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to develop, enter and verify control programs for programmable logic controllers
The skills to find faults and repair digital and analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or
That you hold a current Unrestricted Electricians Licence or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory as evidenced by providing a copy
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An aptitude for technical work in industrial electronics and control systems
Ability to use advanced instruments and control systems
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class) install, modify, maintain and repair complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles.
Other jobs include: Industrial electronics electrician, Electronics and control technical officer/ technician and Electronics and control engineer
This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the previous course, the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. They are the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. A current Unrestricted Electricians Licence or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory is required to undertake electrical work. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 IV in Industrial Electronics and Control qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 440 Weighting points, including 240 core and 200 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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