National code: UEE50520

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Overview About this course

Strengthen your skills and knowledge in electronics and communications engineering and take your career to a senior level. Learn the operational aspects of electronic equipment and be qualified to work as a communications and engineering technical officer.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the theoretical aspects of electricity

  • Understand the operating principles of electronic equipment

  • Modify and commission electronic apparatus

  • Develop software solutions in microcontroller-based systems

  • Solve problems in electronic and digital equipment including voice and data communication

Course outcomes

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

  • The ability to develop and implement data maintenance programs

  • A sound understanding of designing, connecting and performing fault-finding in electronics circuits and communications systems

  • A pathway to continue your study and enhance your electronics and communications leadership opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and respond well to rapid change

  • Enjoy problem-solving and analysis of electronic circuits

  • Confidence working with electronics components, tools and accessories

  • The ability to distinguish between colours

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 (electronic and communications engineering) and telecommunications technical officer.

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 Electronics and Communications 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 Electronics and Communications Engineering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1600 units of competency, including 140 core and 1460 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

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.

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace UEECD0007

  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work UEECD0016

  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures UEECD0024

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

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

  • 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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