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UEE50520 | 103402C

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Progress your career in electronics and communications with this high-level course and develop the advanced skills and knowledge to become a technical officer.

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NEXT INTAKE International: Eagle Farm Start date: 06 Feb 2023 Duration: 18 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$13,570
Subsidised
$14,930
Full Fee
$19,520
International
$21,000
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Course overview

Advance your career in electronics and communications with this high-level course. Develop the advanced skills and specialised knowledge required to become a technical officer.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as telecommunications engineering professionals is currently experiencing strong growth. There is likely to be around 10,000 job openings in this highly-specialised field over the next five years. 

In this course you will develop extensive skills in configuring computer networks as well as programming and fault-finding micro-controller equipped devices. Learn about electronic engineering redesign, commissioning electronic systems, risk assessment, and technical documentation. You will also gain soldering, cabling and termination skills. 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 an electronics and communications engineering technical officer. You will also have a solid foundation to advance your career with further studies.

What can I do?

  • Technical Officer - Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course outcome:

UEE50520 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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 1460 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in 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
  • UEECD0024
    Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0024
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor energy sector work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0027
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0007
    Commission electronics and communications systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to commission electronics and communications systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Commission electronics and communications systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEC0044
    Modify - redesign electronics and communications systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEC0044
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to modify and redesign electronics and communications systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Modify - redesign electronics and communications systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERE0015
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERE0015
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
07 Feb 2023
18 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $13,570
  • Subsidised: $14,930
  • Full fee: $19,520
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
06 Feb 2023
18 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $21,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
07 Feb 2023
18 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $13,570
  • Subsidised: $14,930
  • Full fee: $19,520
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
06 Feb 2023
18 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $21,000

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Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering (UEE50520)

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Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

COURSE CODE: UEE50520
Payment Options

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,788 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to domestic students:

Entry into this course is by one of the following:

  • mature age entry - expression of interest
  • high school graduate - sound achievement in Year 12 English and Maths A, B or C
  • QTAC application
  • engineering trade certificate.

Students must either supply a copy of their Year 12 Certificate issued by the state certifying body in the state you completed year 12 or undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment by the first course census date.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

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

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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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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