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2 Years


Unlock a world of possibilities with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Gain practical expertise in cutting-edge technology and prepare for a dynamic career in a rapidly evolving field.

Add to your skillset and learn the valuable operational aspects of the electronics and communications industry as you practise your skills in our industry-standard workshops. These workshops are equipped with electrotechnology software applications and fixed, portable and hand-held tools to give you real world experience.


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

  • Understand the operating principles of electronic equipment
  • Develop software solutions in microcontroller-based systems
  • Solve problems in electronic and digital equipment including voice and data communication
  • Estimate material and labour costs for electrotechnology projects
  • Understand the theoretical aspects of electricity


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Modifying and commissioning electronic apparatus
  • Designing and fault-finding electronic circuits and communications systems
  • Commissioning electronics and communications systems
  • Implementing and monitoring policies and procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotechnology practices
  • Develop and implement data maintenance programs


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

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


This qualification could help prepare you for roles like:

  • Technical Officer (electronic and communications engineering)
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

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
  • An enjoyment of problem solving and analysis of electronic circuits
  • Confidence working with electronics components, tools and accessories
  • The ability to distinguish between colours

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$33,670
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$33,670
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$33,670
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$33,670


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

You’ll also have access to classrooms equipped to deliver electrotechnology content. This includes electrotechnology software applications, fixed, portable and hand-held tools, equipment and suitable materials storage facilities, so you can practise your skills.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) support 
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling, and Pathways Service  
  • Smarthinking – online access to a tutor 
  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules - Completion requirements
  • The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:
  • All the core competency standard units defined in the Core Competency Standard Units below and
  • A Combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 1600 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units below.
  • Core Units
  • UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECD0016 - Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEECD0024 - Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
  • UEECD0027 - Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • UEEEC0007 - Commission electronics and communications systems
  • UEEEC0044 - Modify - redesign electronics and communications systems
  • UEERE0015 - Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
  • UEEAS0004 - Select electronic components for assembly
  • UEECD0010 - Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • UEECD0013 - Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs
  • UEECD0014 - Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • UEECD0018 - Establish, maintain, and evaluate energy sector WHS/OHS systems
  • UEECD0047 - Supervise and coordinate energy sector work activities
  • UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble, and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEECD0035 - Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • UEECD0039 - Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • UEECD0043 - Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • UEECO0001 - Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • UEECO0013 - Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects
  • UEECO0017 - Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • UEECS0003 - Assemble, set up and test computing devices
  • UEECS0020 - Evaluate and modify object-oriented code programs
  • UEECS0029 - Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
  • UEEEC0011 - Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects
  • UEEEC0013 - Design electronic printed circuit boards
  • UEEEC0018 - Develop engineering solutions to audio electronic problems
  • UEEEC0019 - Develop software solutions for microcontroller-based systems
  • UEEEC0028 - Fault find and repair complex power supplies
  • UEEEC0029 - Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
  • UEEEC0060 - Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEEEC0064 - Solve oscillator problems
  • UEEEC0066 - Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
  • UEEEC0067 - Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • UEEEC0069 - Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • UEEEC0074 - Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • UEEEC0075 - Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies
  • UEEIC0010 - Develop and test code for microcontroller devices
  • UEEIC0012 - Develop structured programs to control external devices
  • UEERL0001 - Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.