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Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

National Course Code: UEE50511


The nationally accredited Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering strengthens your skills and knowledge for roles at a senior level. Learn the operational aspects of electronic equipment and be qualified to work as a communications and engineering technical officer.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Develop and implement data maintenance programs


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Initiative and the ability to self-manage your workload
  • Effective communication skills
  • Teamwork skills and a collaborative spirit


Completing this course provides you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Technical officer (electronic and communications engineering)
  • Telecommunications technical officer


Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications 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This course is superseded.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:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to manage time and workload
  • Great communication skills
  • A collaborative team player spirit

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:

  • Project assessments
  • Knowledge assessments
  • Skills assessments

The Certificate III in Electronics and Communications is an entry level qualification and is suitable for both apprentices and non-apprentices. It is a nationally recognised qualification for those who work in the electronics trade industry. Youll learn how to select, install, test, fault find, repair and maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level across a number of different industries.

The Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications provides the opportunity for you to develop higher level skills and knowledge applicable to electronic apparatus. You will learn how to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain equipment and systems for the control of plant, machines and processes. Completion of the Certificate IV may provide credit towards the Diploma (if appropriate elective units are completed.)

The Diploma in Electronics and Communications will help you move into a para professional and leadership and management roles.

The Advanced Diploma is a great choice if you are currently working in the electronics engineering field and would like to take your knowledge to a leadership, management or paraprofessional level. In this qualification you will learn to design, validate and evaluate electronic and communication equipment and systems. You will also learn to provide technical advice to support sales.

You will gain hands-on experience in the modification and commissioning of electronic apparatus.

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

  • Computer rooms to facilitate the use of electrotechnology software applications, blended delivery and assessment as required
  • Theory/practical classrooms with equipment suitable for delivery of electrotechnology content
  • Workshops equipped with suitable fixed, portable and hand-held tools and equipment, and suitable materials storage facilities

The electronic equipment trades worker occupation suits people with interests in electronic audio and video equipment, transmitters and receivers, data systems and computer hardware, electronic equipment and systems, repairs and maintenance, and installing electronic instruments and control systems.

The Electrotechnology industry in Australia generated an annual revenue of $89.5 billion in 2018/19 and employs over 352,000 people across a wide range of sectors.

Society's use of electronic equipment is increasing due to increased reliance on this equipment in the home and the workplace. This trend appears likely to continue, thus ensuring the demand for qualified technicians.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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