Offering Info

Certificate II in Electronics

  • National Course Code: UEE21911
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE21911-01V03-21NEW-056

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

02 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

8.3 Hours per week


29 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Electronics gives your career as a technician a kick-start. Begin your journey on a study pathway towards Certificate III training courses and gain the transferrable skills and knowledge you need in the evolving electonics industry.


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

  • Solve problems in electronic circuits
  • Set up, test and repair basic electronic apparatus
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle industry components
  • Replace components
  • Apply and adhere to safe work practices and regulations
  • Apply environmentally sustainable procedures to your work


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead in this field:

  • Attention to detail
  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Fine motor skills
  • The ability to follow instructions


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • A strong pathway to further study including a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Career opportunities:

  • Electronics tradesperson
  • Telecommunications trades assistant


From this course, there are a number of study pathways for you to choose from, including:

  • Certificate III in Electronics and Communications
  • Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control
  • Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electronics


The Electrical Services industry is one of the largest specialist construction industries in Australia and is forecast to generate $22.8 billion in revenue in 2019/20, growing by an average of 1.9% per year to 2024/25.

Significant investments in renewable energy projects, ongoing investments in telecommunication infrastructure and advances in technology will continue to support demand for

This course is superseded.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.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this course.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Electronics as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can build the career you want.

Depending on the course you choose and the campus you want to study at you will need to provide evidence that you meet all relevant entry criteria.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in electronics industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract


There are no entry requirements for non-trainees enrolling in this course.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Effective communications skills
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Aptitude for technical work
  • Meet language, literacy and numeracy requirements (minimum Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 for learning, reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication)

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

There are no entry requirments for this qualification.

To successfully complete this course:

  • Students will need to complete all Units of Competency as per the qualification packaging rules.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 Anytime between 12.00pm to 6.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building J, Level 1, Room 7
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Anytime between 12.00pm to 6.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building J, Level 1, Room 7
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 Anytime between 12.00pm to 6.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building J, Level 1, Room 7
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Anytime between 12.00pm to 6.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building J, Level 1, Room 7


This is a part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 8.3 hours of class per week, over 1 day a week, for 29 weeks.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • wish to gain knowledge and experience in examination of and testing machines, equipment, instruments, and electronic control and monitoring systems to diagnose faults.

Participants will be able to use their knowledge of digital and analogue Electronics to assist Electronics trade workers as they troubleshoot, repair, maintain, upgrade, program and repurpose equipment in many industrial, commercial and consumer settings. Tutorial support is offered on Wednesday evenings by Subject Matter Experts within the teaching section.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (Non-tinted Safety Glasses). These are available on campus for a fee of $8.00
  • Stationary (including a scientific calculator - approximately $25.00
  • Solder-free prototyping breadborad approximately $20.00


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

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Core Units
Number Title
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE038B Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
Elective Units
Number Title
UEENEEA101A Assemble electronic components
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEA106A Use lead-free soldering techniques

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Electronic trades assistant.

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Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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