Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

National Code: UEE30911
TAFE SA Code: TP00389


This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to become an electronics and communications tradesperson.

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Up to 48 months 
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If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

This course also has an incidentals cost of $160.00 for Texts, tools, components and additional training..

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work as an electronics servicing technician in the rapidly-growing electronics industry and related areas like defence, mining and biomedical. You may be testing new products in a manufacturing company or installing, repairing and maintaining consumer electronics.

    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

    Certificate III in Electronics and Communications (UEE30911)
    This course leads to the development of skills to commission, maintain and fault-find electronic equipment. 14 core units plus electives.

    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.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fault find and repair complex power supplies 40
    Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities 20
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40
    Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems 40
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80
    Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus 80
    Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits 40
    Troubleshoot digital sub-systems 80
    Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus 80
    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assemble and set up basic security systems 80
    Assemble electronic components 40
    Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices 20
    Assemble, set-up and test computing devices 80
    Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 20
    Carry out repairs of predictable faults in video and audio replay_recording apparatus 120
    Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes 20
    Deliver a service to customers 20
    Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems 60
    Develop web pages for engineering applications 40
    Fault find and repair electronic apparatus 40
    Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities 20
    Install and configure a client computer operating system and software 40
    Install and connect data and voice communication equipment 60
    Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services 120
    Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling 40
    Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling 40
    Lay wiring_cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits 40
    Maintain documentation 20
    Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus 20
    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 20
    Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks 120
    Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks 60
    Select electronic components for assembly 20
    Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN) 40
    Solve oscillator problems 40
    Solve problems in basic electronic circuits 100
    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 20
    Support computer hardware and software for engineering applications 120
    Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations 60
    Troubleshoot communication systems 80
    Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems 40
    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Use engineering applications software on personal computers 40
    Use lead-free soldering techniques 40
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