Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

National Code: UEE50520
TAFE SA Code: TP01208


Be ready for the jobs of the future with this nationally recognised qualification in electronics and communications engineering. You’ll gain advanced hands-on skills in electrotechnology so you can work as a technical officer in the rapidly-growing electronics industry and related areas like defence, mining, biomedical, and communications. You could be commissioning and maintaining medical equipment or supervising production line activities in a manufacturing environment. Learn about commissioning and modifying electronics and communications systems, WHS risk and legislation, sustainable energy, leadership, project management, maintenance programs, and fault-finding and trouble-shooting scenarios. It’s your career, you choose where it can take you.

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Electronic Engineering Technical Officer
  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (UEE50520)
    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.

    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 work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Commission electronics and communications systems 20
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Implement and Monitor Energy Sector Environmental and Sustainable Policies and Procedures 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures 20
    Modify - redesign electronics and communications systems 20
    Participate in Development and Follow a Personal Competency Development Plan 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply introductory programming skills in different languages 60
    Assemble electronic components 40
    Assemble, set up and test computing devices 80
    Compile and Produce an Energy Sector Detailed Report 60
    Design electronic printed circuit boards 40
    Develop and apply network electronic control system modifications 80
    Develop and test code for microcontroller devices 60
    Develop industrial control programs for microcomputer equipped devices 60
    Develop structured programs to control external devices 40
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fault find and repair complex power supplies 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Provide programming solution for computer systems engineering problems 60
    Provide Solutions to Basic Engineering Computational Problems 60
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40
    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 fundamental electronic communications system problems 40
    Solve problems in direct current circuits 80
    Supervise and coordinate energy sector work activities 40
    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
    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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