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UEE30920

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Kick start your career in electronics and communications with this entry-level course and develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to become an electronics and communications tradesperson.

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Course overview

Kick start your career in electronics and communications with this entry-level course. Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to become an electronics and communications tradesperson. Over the next five years there are expected to be 10,000 to 25,000 job openings for telecommunications trade workers.

You will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain a wide range of electronic equipment and devices at component and sub-assembly level with options in communications audio, video and TV, personal computer and networks, security and custom installations. Our industry experienced teachers will give you all the one-on-one guidance and support you need to succeed.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work as electronics and communications tradesperson. Apprenticeship candidates will be eligible to become a trade-qualified electronics and communications technician.  You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study and advance your career.

What can I do?

  • Electronics and Communications Tradesperson
  • Electronics and Communications Technician

Course outcome:

UEE30920 Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with your work arrangements. With a range of study options, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

World-class facilities

With over $20 million invested in our training facilities for electrical, refrigeration, instrumentation and telecommunications, and teachers who remain embedded in industry, we deliver the quality training that our students deserve and expect from the largest provider of training for Electrotechnology in Queensland

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 380 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
  • UEECD0007
    Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0016
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0016
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0019
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0019
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0043
    Solve problems in direct current circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0043
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine correct operation of single source direct current (d.c.) series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and provide solutions to various electrotechnology work functions

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECO0007
    Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECO0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0028
    Fault find and repair complex power supplies
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0028
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fault find and repair complex power supplies.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEEEC0060
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fault find and repair complex power supplies

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0060
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0060
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to replace electronic components, cabling and sub-systems of electronic apparatus.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0063
    Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0063
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve fundamental electronic communications system problems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEEEC0066
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0066
    Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0066
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEEEC0067
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0067
    Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0067
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEEEC0060
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0069
    Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0069
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot digital sub-systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEEEC0060
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0074
    Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0074
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0075
    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0075
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine the correct operation of independent power supplies and power supply sections of electronic apparatus.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0043 , UEEEC0060
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERE0001
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERE0001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications (UEE30920)

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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

COURSE CODE: UEE30920
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes.

This includes the use of:

  • safety glasses
  • protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection
  • 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary:

  • USB
  • scientific calculator
  • ruler
  • set square
  • protractor
  • compass
Need to know

Successful completion offers advanced standing in the following courses:

  • UEE40711 Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications
  • UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • UEE60211 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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