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UEE30411

Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications

Kick start your career in communications with this entry-level course to become a qualified data and voice telecommunications technician.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Kick start your career in communications with this entry-level course. Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to become a data and voice telecommunications technician.

It is expected that job prospects for qualified telecommunications professionals will remain steady with up to 25,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

In this course you will learn how to select, install, test, fault find, repair, and maintain telecommunications and high-performance data services. This course also includes Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) requirements needed to apply for an open cabler registration. Our industry experienced teachers will give you the one-on-one guidance and support you need to succeed.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work as a data and voice telecommunications technician. You will also have a solid foundation to advance your career prospects by continuing on with further study.

What can I do?

  • Telecommunications Technician - Data and Voice

Course outcome:

UEE30411 Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 320 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEC016B
    Participate in voice and data communications work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEC016B
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in voice and data communications work and competency development activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE101A
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE101A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE102A
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE104A
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE105A
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE107A
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE107A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE108A
    Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE108A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the laying of wiring/cabling, connection of accessories and continuity and insulation resistance testing of circuits intended to operate at extra-low voltage. Typically this includes circuits and accessories for ELV powered devices, security, controls, integrated systems, audio/video systems. It encompasses the principles of single source, single load power circuits, control circuits and communications circuits, safe working practices and following work processes that satisfy electrical principles for safety and functionality.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE137A
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE137A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF102A
    Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation and maintenance of telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. It encompasses working safely and to Australian Communications and Media Authority's \`Open' Cabling Provider Rule, installing multiple telephone line, multi-pair cables, backbone cabling, terminating in socket outlets, termination modules and distributors, testing and compliance checks and completing cabling documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF104A
    Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation and termination of high performance data copper cabling in buildings and premises and intended for connection a telecommunications network. It encompasses working safely and to standards, installing multiple data lines and backbones using structured twisted pair cabling, terminating at distributors, termination modules and in socket outlets, testing and compliance checks and completing cabling documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEF102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF105A
    Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation and modification of high performance data communication optical fibre cabling in buildings and premises and intended for connection a telecommunications network. It encompasses working safely and to standards, installing multiple data lines and backbones using optical fibre cabling, terminating at distributors, splices and on socket outlets, testing and compliance checks and completing cabling documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEF102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF109A
    Install and connect data and voice communication equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF109A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation, termination and setting up of data and voice equipment for high performance LANs in buildings and premises and intended for connection to a telecommunications network. It encompasses working safely and to standards, installing hubs, routers, switches, decoders, PABXs connected by structured, coaxial and optical fibre cabling, and completing network documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEF102A , UEENEEF104A , UEENEEF105A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and connect data and voice communication equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF110A
    Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF110A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers selecting and arranging data and voice communication cabling routes, socket outlets, termination modules, switches, routers and distributors in LANs intended for connection to a telecommunications network. The unit encompasses selecting compliant equipment, developing LAN arrangements that comply with regulation, based on calculated and deemed-to-comply solutions and completing network documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEF102A , UEENEEF104A , UEENEEF105A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEF111A
    Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEF111A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers testing for certification finding and repairing faults in telecommunication installations and local area networks. The unit encompasses working safely, reading cabling diagrams, performance testing, applying logical fault finding procedures, testing functionality of the network, conducting repairs and completing the necessary documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEF102A , UEENEEF104A , UEENEEF105A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH114A
    Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH114A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in resonance circuits. Other alternatives of prerequisite units may apply. Please see alternatives here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEH115A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK142A
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK142A
    Unit description :

    This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

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Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE30420 - Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications, as of 4 October 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 3 October 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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