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2 Years


The Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering is designed for graduates interested in a career as a technical or telecommunications officer or those already working in the electronics and communications industry.

Add to your skill set and learn the valuable operational aspects of the electronics and communications industry as you practice 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.

TAFE NSW is the leading education and training provider in Australia, with over 130 years of history. Our courses are designed in close consultation with industry, so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.


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

  • Understand the theoretical aspects of electricity
  • 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 electrotechnology projects


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


The global telecommunications market is forecast to reach US$3.4 trillion by 2022. Key contributors to the telecommunications market growth include:

  • Increasing development of smart cities
  • Emerging market growth due to greater economic activity
  • Technology trends influencing the telecommunications market, like Internet TV and wireless mobile technologies


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
  • Enjoy problem-solving and analysis of electronic circuits
  • Confidence working with electronics components, tools and accessories

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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$30,610
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$30,610


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

In this course, you’ll also have access to our industry-standard materials testing laboratories and surveying equipment to hone your skills.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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 provide quality, personalised services 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.