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19 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally accredited Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering strengthens your skills and knowledge for roles at a senior level. Learn the operational aspects of electronic equipment and be qualified to work as a communications and engineering technical officer.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Understand the theoretical aspects of electricity
- Understand the operating principles of electronic equipment
- Modify and commission electronic apparatus
- Develop software solutions in microcontroller-based systems
- Solve problems in electronic and digital equipment including voice and data communication
- Estimate electrotechnology projects
- Develop and implement data maintenance programs
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Strong attention to detail
- Time management
- Initiative and the ability to self-manage your workload
- Effective communication skills
- Teamwork skills and a collaborative spirit
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised Diploma level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Technical officer (electronic and communications engineering)
- Telecommunications technical officer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Full Time Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 18.5 hours of class, over 2-3 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.5 hour of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including online study including lectures, work experience, assignments and quizzes.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Individuals in this cohort meet the criteria for Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities and will have access to real and simulated workplaces.
- Individuals are predominately male and between 18-30 years but may also be from wider age groups and diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
- Individuals as a whole have MEDIUM levels of literacy and numeracy, and allowance is made for the needs of particular groups (e.g. people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties, such as speakers of languages other than English).
- Individuals may have met the entry requirements through recognition of previous studies, work experience, life experience or a combination of them all.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 Lynda.com)
- 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 for 2-3 days a week from 8.00am to 4.45pm. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
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.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|UEENEEE038B||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEH167A||Commission electronics and communications systems|
|UEENEEH168A||Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems|
|UEENEEK145A||Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures|
|UEENEEA102A||Select electronic components for assembly|
|UEENEEC002B||Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs|
|UEENEEC004B||Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects|
|UEENEEC005B||Estimate electrotechnology projects|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
|UEENEED102A||Assemble, set-up and test computing devices|
|UEENEED103A||Evaluate and modify object oriented code programs|
|UEENEED146A||Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)|
|UEENEEE020B||Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
|UEENEEE110A||Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|UEENEEE126A||Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems|
|UEENEEH102A||Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components|
|UEENEEH111A||Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies|
|UEENEEH112A||Troubleshoot digital sub-systems|
|UEENEEH113A||Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus|
|UEENEEH114A||Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus|
|UEENEEH115A||Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems|
|UEENEEH138A||Fault find and repair complex power supplies|
|UEENEEH139A||Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits|
|UEENEEH142A||Solve oscillator problems|
|UEENEEH145A||Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems|
|UEENEEH146A||Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems|
|UEENEEH181A||Design electronic printed circuit boards|
|UEENEEH188A||Design and develop electronics - computer systems projects|
|UEENEEI155A||Develop structured programs to control external devices|
|UEENEEI156A||Develop and test code for microcontroller devices|
|UEENEEH118A||Fault find and repair electronic apparatus|
Electronics and communications engineering technicians.
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.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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