INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

CRICOS Code: 078960G
National Code: UEE50511


Description

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 select, commission, maintain and diagnose malfunctions of electronic sub-assemblies and systems.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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78 weeks
3
60 weeks
Electronic Engineering Technical Officer Electronic Engineering Technical Officer
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $8883
Total course cost ( 78 weeks)
AUD $26650
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $26650

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 Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Work 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.

    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 (UEE50511)
    This course provides skills in commissioning electronic and communication systems, modification-redesign of electronic and communication systems and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and elective units totalling 1460 points.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Commission electronics and communications systems 20
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures 20
    Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems 20
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 20

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse the performance of wireless-based electronic - communication systems 40
    Assemble and set up basic security systems 80
    Assemble electronic components 40
    Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices 20
    Calibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments 40
    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
    Design and develop advanced digital systems 40
    Design electronic printed circuit boards 40
    Develop and test code for microcontroller devices 60
    Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects 40
    Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems 80
    Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers problems 40
    Develop industrial control programs for microcomputer equipped devices 60
    Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems 60
    Develop structured programs to control external devices 40
    Evaluate and modify object oriented code programs 40
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fault find and repair complex power supplies 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 engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits 60
    Provide programming solution for computer systems engineering problems 60
    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 20
    Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems 60
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40
    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
    Set up, create and implement content for a web server 120
    Solve oscillator problems 40
    Solve problems in basic electronic circuits 100
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80
    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 20
    Supervise and coordinate energy sector work activities 40
    Support computer hardware and software for engineering applications 120
    Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations 60
    Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus 80
    Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits 40
    Troubleshoot communication systems 80
    Troubleshoot digital sub-systems 80
    Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems 40
    Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus 80
    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies 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
    Write specifications for electronics and communications engineering projects 40
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering
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