Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Duration (incl. holidays) 126 weeks
Teaching Duration100 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code078959M
National CodeUEE60211
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Example Career ProfileElectronic Engineering Technical OfficerElectronic Engineering Technical Officer
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    Work Placement Duration:  72 hours

    2 Weeks Placement duration.

    Course Notes

    • Students wishing to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering after completing the Diploma of Electronics and Communications can do so with an extra 30 weeks of study in a total duration of 5.5 semesters. Students will receive a parchment for each qualification. Alternatively students can enrol directly into the Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering for a duration of 5 semesters. Students taking this option will not complete all of the course requirements of the Diploma and therefore will not be eligible for a Diploma parchment. Students will only receive the Advanced Diploma parchment.
    • *University Packaged offers are available for January and July intakes.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
    This qualification 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 test, modify, design and integrate hardware and software in complex electronics systems. 11 core units plus electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Mechatronic or Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Electronic at the University of South Australia

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

    Credit Transfer

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Engineering Science27 points  Details
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship36 points 18 months Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications)54 points 18 months Details
     Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)54 points 18 months Details
     Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)54 points 18 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $7000-
    Semester 2AUD $7000-
    Semester 3AUD $7000-
    Semester 4AUD $7000-
    Semester 5AUD $7000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $35000-
    Total Course CostAUD $35000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

    Contact us

    TAFE South Australia International

    Level 1, 120 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000