National code: UEE50420

Diploma of Electrical Engineering

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Overview About this course

Gain a whole new repertoire of skills to add to your talents as an electrician. You’ll develop your specialist knowledge and build industry networks so you can become the conduit between engineers and tradespeople to get the job done well.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects

  • Produce detailed reports for the energy sector

  • Develop strategies to address environmental sustainability issues in the energy sector

  • Implement and monitor energy sector work, health and safety policies and procedures

Course Outcomes

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

  • Skills to supervise the installation of electrical equipment

  • The ability to prepare specifications for engineering projects

  • Strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

  • 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

  • Successful competition of the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820) as evidenced by your transcript or certificate, or

  • That you hold a current 'Unrestricted Electricians Licence' or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory, as evidenced by a copy of this licence

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Motivation for high-level study

  • An interest in advancing your skills

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: Technical officer (electrical engineering)

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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 0 Courses

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

The Diploma of Electrical Engineering 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 Diploma of Electrical Engineering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 760 weighting points, including 160 core and 600 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.

  • Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects UEECD0060

  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector UEERE0013

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

  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures UEECD0024

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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