National code: UEE40920

Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

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 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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

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.

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


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

    30 workers

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

    51 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.


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

    42 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.


  • Gender share

    0% 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.


Other jobs include: industrial electronics electrician, electronics and control technical officer, electronics and control technical 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.

Study pathways

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The Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control 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 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.

  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures UEERE0015

  • Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems UEEIC0020

  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan UEECD0027

  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report UEECD0010

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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