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  • UEE50511
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Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Technical Officer - Electronics and Communications Engineering
COURSE OUTCOME

UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Course overview

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.

Over the next five years there are expected to be up to 25,000 job openings for telecommunications trade workers in Australia. Now is the time to become a part of this growing industry.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete all core units listed below and a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 1460 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEEE038B
Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE117A
Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEH167A
Commission electronics and communications systems
UEENEEH168A
Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems
UEENEEK145A
Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEED102A
Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEF114A
Set up and configure basic data communication systems
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
UEENEEH118A
Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
UEENEEH138A
Fault find and repair complex power supplies
UEENEEH139A
Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
UEENEEH142A
Solve oscillator problems
UEENEEH146A
Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
UEENEEH166A
Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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 - For a list of all English Language test 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.

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.

 

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

  • UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • UEE60211 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

 

Students who successfully complete UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering can apply to continue their studies with:

  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Energy Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Microelectronic Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • University of Southern Queensland in an Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) or (Power Engineering)

For further information please refer to Pathways to university.

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

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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