The employment opportunities for Diploma graduates will be working as a technical officer in the rapidly-growing electronics industry and related areas like defence, mining, biomedical and communications. You may be commissioning and maintaining medical equipment or supervising production line activities in a manufacturing environment.
Biomedical Engineering combines a knowledge of electronics with medicine and health industry practices.
The Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering was developed in collaboration with SA Health and Biomedical Engineering (SABME), the main provider of biomedical engineering services for the State Government. The employment opportunities for the graduates of this course are in companies who offer biomedical engineering services to the Australian health institutions. Working as a biomedical paraprofessional you will be installing, commissioning, testing and fault-finding biomedical equipment used in the Health system. You will also find employment opportunities in electronics and related-industries. Graduates often choose to further their career by completing a University degree.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering (UEE50511)
This course provides skills in commissioning electronic and communication systems, modification-redesign of electronic and communication systems and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and elective units totalling 1460 points.
Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering (CRS1400351)
Topics covered include engineering practice, mathematics, digital electronics, anatomy and physiology for biomedical technologists, computer science, project management, biomedical instrumentation and microcontroller programming. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession