Progress your career in electronics and communications with this high-level course and develop the advanced skills and knowledge to become a technical officer.
UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
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.
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|
||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
||Commission electronics and communications systems|
||Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems|
||Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Ensure team effectiveness|
||Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects|
||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
||Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects|
||Write specifications for electronics and communications engineering projects|
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
||Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs|
||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
||Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits|
||Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems|
||Set up and configure basic data communication systems|
||Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components|
||Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies|
||Troubleshoot digital sub-systems|
||Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus|
||Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus|
||Fault find and repair electronic apparatus|
||Fault find and repair complex power supplies|
||Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits|
||Solve oscillator problems|
||Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems|
||Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems|
||Troubleshoot communication systems|
||Design electronic printed circuit boards|
||Analyse the performance of wireless-based electronic - communication systems|
||Develop structured programs to control external devices|
||Configure and maintain industrial control system networks|
||Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to domestic students:
Entry into this course is by one of the following:
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.
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:
Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.
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.
Successful completion offers advanced standing in the following courses
Students who successfully complete UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering can apply to continue their studies with:
For further information please refer to University Pathways.
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.
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.
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.
International students can either apply directly through our application portal Studylink, 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.
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.