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Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electronics

National Course Code: UEE61711


The nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electronics develops your capability in leading and managing teams in the industry. Progress your career with specialised skills in electrical and control support and be ready to step into paraprofessional roles.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Design, validate and evaluate electronics and/or communication equipment and systems and provide technical and sales advice
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
  • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • Design and develop electronics - computer systems projects
  • Apply Work Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Develop your natural abilities and skills to get ahead in this career:

  • Troubleshooting and strong attention to detail
  • Leadership and management
  • Strong reasoning, critical thinking and communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration


  • A nationally recognised qualification at Advanced Diploma level

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Senior technical officer (electronic technology)
  • Electrical engineering technician


This Advanced Diploma course will equip you with the knowledge to become a paraprofessional in the electronics industry. Continue to strengthen this knowledge by studying an undergraduate degree.


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.

This course is superseded.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:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Leadership skills to manage self and others
  • The ability to troubleshoot
  • Attention to detail

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 Engineering will help you move into a para professional and leadership and management roles.

This course, the Advanced Diploma, is a great choice if you are currently working in the electronics-engineering field and would like to take on a leadership or management role. 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 design, development and trouble-shooting of electronics 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

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.

In 2016, 27% of national employment of electrical engineering technicians was in NSW. Those roles are found mainly in the Construction and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industries.

Societys 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

This course is superseded

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