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UEE30911

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

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:

UEE30911 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
  • UEENEEC021B
    Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEC021B
    Unit description :
    This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in electronics and 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
  • 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
  • UEENEEH102A
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH102A
    Unit description :

    This unit deals with the replacement of electronic components, cabling and sub systems of electronic apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, basic testing and techniques, dismantling and assembling apparatus and disconnecting and reconnecting components.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH111A
    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH111A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers determining correct operation of independent power supplies and power supply sections of 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 d.c. power supplies with single phases input. Other alternatives of prerequisite units may apply. Please see alternatives here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEH111A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEH102A , UEENEEH114A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH112A
    Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH112A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of digital sub-systems. 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 digital components circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEH102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH113A
    Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH113A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers determining correct operation of amplifiers. 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 amplifier sections/circuits. All prerequisites below must be completed plus all competencies in one of the identified Pathway Unit Groups. Please see details here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEH113A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEH102A , UEENEEH139A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

  • 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
  • UEENEEH138A
    Fault find and repair complex power supplies
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH138A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers fault finding and repair of regulated and switch mode power supplies The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation. Other alternatives of prerequisite units may apply. Please see alternatives here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEH138A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEH102A , UEENEEH114A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fault find and repair complex power supplies

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH139A
    Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH139A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers determining correct operation of basic amplifier circuits. 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 basic amplifier circuits. Other alternatives of prerequisite units may apply. Please see alternatives here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEH139A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEH102A , UEENEEH114A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEH146A
    Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEH146A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely; problem solving techniques, and the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEH113A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

  • 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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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

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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, and hair protection. You should also wear 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, a USB, a scientific calculator, and a ruler, set square, protractor and 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

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE30920 - Certificate III in Electronics and 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.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • 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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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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