Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications

National Code: UEE30420
TAFE SA Code: TP01207


Become a data cabling installer with this nationally recognised apprenticeship. You will learn how to correctly select, assemble and install telecommunications equipment and cables. You’ll also learn about the maintenance and service of telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. This practical course covers risk assessment, problem solving on DC circuits, fabricating and assembling components, working to drawings and specifications, and installing and securing electrotechnology equipment. Gain the hands-on skills you need in laying and connecting cables for multiple access to telecommunication services, using electric circuits safely, measuring circuit parameters, fault finding, and using power tools and equipment. Learn it. Work it. Study with us.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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

    Graduates can find employment as data cabling installers. They will be able select, assemble, set up, repair and maintain simple equipment and systems for telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. It includes ACMA requirements for Open Cabler registration, Structured and Optical Fiber Cabling. (Note: if you are a licenced electrician please refer to Skill Sets).

    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 Data and Voice Communications (UEE30420)
    This course leads to the development of basic skills to install, set up, test fault find, repair and maintain telecommunications and high performance data services in buildings and premises.
    You gain skills in:

    • laying and connecting cables for multiple access to telecommunication services
    • using electric circuits safely
    • measuring circuit parameters
    • fault finding simple dc circuits
    • safely using hand and power tools
    • fixing and securing equipment, PC servicing and computer networks fundamentals.
      Your learning will be enhanced by combining lectures with practical laboratory and workshop sessions, including simulation tools.
      To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 16 core units plus 360 general elective weighting points.

    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective 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 work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    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, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling 40
    Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits 40
    Participate in voice and data communications work and competency development activities 20
    Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks 80
    Solve problems in direct current circuits 80
    Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations 60
    Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus 80
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assemble and connect telecommunication frames and cabinets 60
    Assemble and set up basic security system 80
    Assemble, set up and test computing devices 80
    Maintain documentation 20
    Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN) 40
    Use engineering applications software on personal computers 40
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