Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering

  • National Course Code: UEE62211
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE62211-01V04-21NEW-234

Location – Newcastle


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

12.9 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering is designed for licensed electricians who are looking to embark on higher level management and leadership positions. Solve complex problems, manage large electrical projects and be in-demand in this dynamic industry.


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

  • Write specifications for electrotechnology and electrical engineering projects
  • Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities
  • Applying material science and physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
  • Produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits and in complex polyphaser power circuits
  • Develop strategies to address environmental sustainability issues in the energy sector


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Big picture thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Effective communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • Eligibility for Engineering Associate membership of Engineers Australia
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Senior technical officer (electrical maintenance)
  • Senior technical officer (electrical engineering)


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Project Management

This course is superseded.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 entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering as a traineeship. In addition to meeting the above requirement, trainees must:

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

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


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

  • Advanced language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • An interest in furthering your career in this field and taking on higher level responsibilities

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 have have completed a Diploma of Electrical Engineering UEE50411 OR currently undertaking a Diploma of Electrical Engineering - UEE50411 and will be successfully finished prior to commencement of this course.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Part Time Evening course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation and on-the-job learning.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are a licenced Electrician's or Apprentice Electrician's (UEE30811)
  • Students currently working in the Electrotechnology Sector, and have completed or are due to complete the Diploma of Electrical Engineering (UEE50411).

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


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.

There are 2 attendance patterns (all face to face delivery). 1 afternoon/night per week 1.00pm to 9.30pm or 1 night per week 5.30pm to 9.30pm. You will be asked to submit your class preferences on completion of enrolment.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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?


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.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • 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.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

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.


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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
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers
UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEE071B Write specifications for electrical engineering projects
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE080A Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities
UEENEEE081A-UNGRADED Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
UEENEEE006B Apply methods to maintain currency of industry developments
UEENEEE082A-UNGRADED Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEE124A Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
UEENEEK132A-UNGRADED Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEE083A Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE117A Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEG169A-UNGRADED Manage large electrical projects
UEENEEE011C Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
UEENEEG170A-UNGRADED Plan large electrical projects
UEENEEE125A-UNGRADED Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
UEENEEG149A-UNGRADED Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
UEENEEE126A-UNGRADED Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
Elective Units
Number Title
UEENEEE127A Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to energy sector engineering problems
UEENEEG130A Design switchboards rated for high fault levels (greater than 400 A)
UEENEEI156A Develop and test code for microcontroller devices
UEENEEG145A Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems
UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
UEENEEI151A Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
UEENEEG128A Plan low voltage switchboard and control panel layouts
UEENEEE129A-UNGRADED Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

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

Technical officer, engineering officer, engineering technologist.

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

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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