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  • UEE30911

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Electronics and Communications Tradesperson
  • Electronics and Communications Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

UEE30911 Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 380 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEEC021B
Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEH102A
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEENEEH111A
Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
UEENEEH112A
Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
UEENEEH113A
Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
UEENEEH114A
Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
UEENEEH138A
Fault find and repair complex power supplies
UEENEEH139A
Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
UEENEEH146A
Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
UEENEEK142A
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEED101A
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEED102A
Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
UEENEEE105A
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE108A
Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
UEENEEF102A
Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEENEEF114A
Set up and configure basic data communication systems
UEENEEH103A
Repair routine business equipment faults
UEENEEH109A
Set up and test gaming and game equipment
UEENEEH110A
Install commercial video/audio system components
UEENEEH115A
Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems
UEENEEH116A
Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
UEENEEH118A
Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
UEENEEH119A
Repair predictable faults in television receivers
UEENEEH142A
Solve oscillator problems
UEENEEH150A
Assemble and set up basic security systems
UEENEEH152A
Enter instructions and test wired and wireless security systems
UEENEEH166A
Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
UEENEEH169A
Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
UEENEEH172A
Troubleshoot communication systems
UEENEEP024A
Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
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Important Information


Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

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

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland