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Certificate III in Security Equipment

  • National Course Code: UEE31420
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE31420-01V01-22ULT-401

Location – Ultimo (Apprenticeship)


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


2 years

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Security Equipment gives you the skills to work as a large systems installer in the security industry. Solve technical problems, set up large security systems and provide your community with security and safety.


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

  • Solve problems in circuits
  • Use engineering drawings
  • Assemble, set up and install large security systems
  • Install and test wired and wireless security systems
  • Safely use hand and power tools
  • Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Time management
  • Digital literacy
  • An interest in technical details
  • An aptitude for applying theoretical knowledge to practical tasks
  • An ethical mindset


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Business Equipment Technician
  • Customs Electronics Installations Technician
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Audio Visual Installation Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technical Officer


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Security Equipment as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the security industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.


A Class 2 security licence, also known as a security operative licence, is required for workers who want to carry out security work in NSW. This licence allows you to work in a wide range of specialist fields in the security industry.

Visit the NSW Police website for more information on applying for your Class 2 security licence.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A desire to learn using hand tools
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The ability and desire to solve technical problems
  • An aptitude for technical work
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 2 years.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0025 Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
UEECD0043 Solve problems in direct current circuits
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECO0011 Participate in security equipment work and competency development activities
UEEEC0003 Assemble and set up basic security systems
UEEEC0027 Enter instructions and test wired and wireless security systems
UEEEC0042 Install large security systems
UEEEC0074 Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units
Number Title
UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEEEC0029 Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
UEEEC0049 Program and commission commercial security closed-circuit television systems
UEEEC0060 Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEEEC0065 Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
UEECD0035 Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
UEECO0002 Maintain documentation
UEECO0015 Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
UEECO0017 Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs

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

Electronic equipment tradesperson/security installer.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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