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/Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering
The Diploma leads to the application of electronic components and computers to enable technologies like mobile communications, medical devices, mining equipment, robotics and more.
You develop skills to select, commission, maintain and diagnose malfunctions of electronic sub-assemblies and systems.
To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and elective units totalling 1460 points.
A typical study program for the Associate Degree includes:
- First year
- engineering programming, anatomy and physiology, engineering practice, WHS and sustainability, engineering mathematics and physics, design, construction and test of basic analog and digital circuits
- Second year
- biomedical instrumentation, project management, design, construction and test of advanced analog circuits, and final year engineering project
- In your small class you will work on real-world examples and combined with the guaranteed work experience in the field and you will develop the attributes needed to succeed in Australia’s technology-based industries
- The course offers work placement and industry-based final year projects.
To complete the qualification you are required to complete 15 core 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.
of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
* 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings