Diploma of Electrical Engineering

National Code: UEE50420
TAFE SA Code: TP01373


This post-trade qualification equips you with the knowledge you need to take your electrical engineering skills to the next level. You will develop competencies in a range of areas including how to develop, select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults or malfunctions on advanced electrical equipment and systems. You will also be able to solve electrical problems with complex circuits in a variety of industrial installations in the mineral processing and oil and gas industry. This course covers ethical and responsible application of mathematics, science, engineering techniques; standards and codes of practice; engineering design practices; and the supervision and management of physical, human and financial resources in engineering.

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36 months 

Part Time


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Course Admission Requirements

  • a current Unrestricted Electricians Licence or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory or
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - UEE30820
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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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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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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

    Electrical Engineering Technician.

    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 Electrical Engineering (UEE50420)
    This course covers ethical and responsible application of mathematics, science, engineering techniques, standards and codes of practice, engineering design practices, supervision and management of physical, human and financial resources in engineering. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and elective units totalling 600 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.

    * 2023 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
    Compile and Produce an Energy Sector Detailed Report 60
    Develop Strategies to Address Environmental and Sustainability Issues in the Energy Sector 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures 20
    Participate in Development and Follow a Personal Competency Development Plan 20
    Write Specifications for Electrotechnology Engineering Projects 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Design Electrical Installations With a Low Voltage Demand Greater Than 400 a Per Phase 40
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Develop, Enter and Verify Word and Analogue Control Programs for Programmable Logic Controllers 60
    Estimate Electrotechnology Projects 40
    Maintain documentation 20
    Operate application software packages 60
    Plan Electrical Installations With a Low Voltage Demand Up to 400 a Per Phase 40
    Plan Low Voltage Switchboard and Control Panel Layouts 40
    Prepare Tender Submissions for Electrotechnology Projects 60
    Provide Engineering Solutions for Problems in Complex Multiple Path Circuits 60
    Provide Engineering Solutions to Problems in Complex Polyphase Power Circuits 60
    Provide Quotations for Installation Or Service Jobs 20
    Provide Solutions to Basic Engineering Computational Problems 60
    Source and Purchase Material/Parts for Installation Or Service Jobs 20
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