Course Info

Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

National Course Code: UEE60211


The nationally recognised Advanced Diploma in Electronics and Communications Engineering refines your expertise, getting you ready for leadership and advisory roles. This course is recommended for people in the electrotechnology industry who want to take their career to the next level.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Commission, modify and redesign electronics and communications systems
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Manage risk and develop strategies and procedures
  • Apply safe work practices


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Develop your leadership and management style


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and advance your career

Career opportunities:

  • Electronics engineer
  • Technical officer (electronic and communications engineering)
  • Telecommunications technical officer
  • Communications engineering technician
  • Digital controls technical officer
  • Printed circuit board designer
  • Process control/telemetry technician


Take your career further with the:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 2 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course have:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Fine motor skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively

Assessments are a great way to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you may undertake:

  • Practical based skills assessments
    -Project assessments
  • Theory based knowledge assessments

This course, the Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering, is recommended for those already working in the industry as engineering technologists. It is also suitable for people looking to upskill, change careers or gain a new skill set.

You will gain a deeper understanding of electronics and communications engineering and be ready for management roles in this field, including Electronic engineering technician, Electrical engineering associate, Telecommunications engineer and Senior technical officer.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • The design and development of electronic systems
  • Fault finding and repair of a range of electronic equipment
  • Printed circuit board design
  • Commissioning telecommunication systems
  • Using advanced computer applications

In this course you will work on real-world projects, in simulated TAFE NSW environments, such as:

  • Undertaking energy audits in the workplace
  • Designing and developing electronics systems applicable to your work
  • Solving problems in electrical and electronic circuits
  • Troubleshooting circuits and electronic devices

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
  • Industry specific computer rooms and software
  • Workshops equipped with suitable fixed, portable and hand-held tools, equipment and storage facilities
  • Blended delivery (a combination of online and hands-on work) and assessment may be required

PoEmploying over 352,000 people across a wide range of sectors, the electrotechnology industry in Australia generated an annual revenue of $89.5 billion in 2018/19.

Around 3,680 people are forecast to be employed as electronic engineering technicians in NSW in 2019/20.

New technologies, like the Internet of Things, rely on computer systems and electronics. This has increased the demand for skilled equipment and service maintenance workers, who are able to install, repair and maintain systems.

We use electronic equipment at home and in the workplace every day. This trend is likely to continue, ensuring the need for qualified technicians.

The electrotechnology industry in Australia employs over 352,000 people across a range of sectors. Around 3,680 people are forecast to be employed as electronic equipment trades workers in NSW in 2019/20.

This Advanced Diploma course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to design and evaluate electronics and communication equipment and systems, manage risk, estimate and manage projects, and provide technical advice now and in the future.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • On campus, Combination
  • Part Time

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Granville: Part Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $8,570.00
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Granville : Part Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $8,570.00
  • Start Date: 31 Jan 2022
  • Duration: 2 Years

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