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Diploma of Electrical Engineering

National Course Code: UEE50411


The nationally accredited Diploma of Electrical Engineering is designed for licensed electricians looking to take their knowledge and experience to the next level. Become a paraprofessional and be the conduit between professional engineers and hands-on tradespeople to get the job done well.


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

  • Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Produce detailed reports for the energy sector
  • Develop strategies to address environmental sustainability issues in the energy sector


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Big picture thinking
  • An analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Technical officer (electrical engineering)


Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Communication skills

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Project assessments
  • Skills assessments
  • Workplace evidence collection and reporting

Studying electronics and engineering at TAFE NSW offers you a progressive pathway from the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician through to the Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering.

When you graduate from the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician you will be a general electrician or electrical tradesperson. This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an unrestricted Electrician's Licence. Youll learn to install, test and repair electrical systems and be equipped with skills needed to join this growing industry.

From this qualification you might consider either the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communication or the Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician.

If you are keen to work in industrial electronics and control equipment, the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communication is the course for you. You will learn to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain equipment and systems for the control of plant, machines and processes.

The Certificate IV in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician will equip you will the knowledge to become an Electrician Special Class. In this course you will work on complex electrical circuitry, solve intricate problems, and plan ambitious electrical installations of integrated systems.

This course, the Diploma of Electrical Engineering, will add to depth to your electricians knowledge. This is a high level qualification where you will learn about complex electronic circuits controlling fluids and where youll plan and develop the installation of integrated systems.

The Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering allows an electrician to gain additional skills and knowledge that may assist in progression towards paraprofessional electrical engineering roles in the electrotechnology industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Using specialised electrotechnology equipment
  • Report writing

Depending on your electives you will gain hands-on skills in:

  • Telecommunications
  • Fault finding
  • Electronics digital and analogue

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. In this course you will work on real world projects like supervising the installation of electronic equipment including programmable controller.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Classrooms with equipment suitable for delivery of electrotechnology content
  • Computer rooms to facilitate the use of electrotechnology software applications, blended delivery and assessment as required
  • Workshops equipped with suitable fixed, portable and hand-held tools and equipment and suitable materials storage facilities
  • Wiring rooms with suitable facilities to allow delivery and assessment of practical wiring competencies
  • Electrical Installation Testing rooms which model full electrical installations to provide for testing and verification of electrical installations

You will also have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

New technologies such as the Internet of Things rely on computer systems and electronics, providing increasing demands for skilled equipment and service maintenance workers, who are able to install, repair and maintain systems.
In Australia, the Electrotechnology industry generated an annual revenue of $89.5 billion in 2018/19 and employs over 352,000 people across a wide range of sectors.

Societys use of electricity is increasing due to increased reliance on electrical equipment in the home and the workplace. This trend appears likely to continue, thus ensuring the demand for qualified electricians and para-professional electrical engineers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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