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  • NONAC03055

Basic Electronics

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Basic Electronics

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn the basics of electronics for makers and DIY’ers. Know how basic circuits work and start to learn how to make your own or fix others.  How to make; wearable fashion tech, home automation, sensors, robots? Start with the basics.

This unit is part of a series of courses and labs which build knowledge and skills in the area known as the Internet of Things.  This unit covers the basics of electronics which are part of the device layer.  This is essential knowledge for makers and other STEM’s (Science Technology Engineering and Math) participants.

This is a beginners course covering the basic of electrical signals, components, and prototyping.  The focus is entry level and understanding how to progress. Introduction to Fritzing.

This course is a must for anyone involved in the following; STEM’s, computing, IoT, electronics, security systems, home automation, robotics, teaching, automation.

'IOT Series' suggested pattern: Fundamentals 1 - Concepts  > Tinker Lab 1 (Raspberry Pi) >  Fundamentals 2 - Components > Intro to Coding > Tinker Lab 2 (Pi and Puck) > Controller Basics > Tinker Lab 3 (Node-Red Pi) > Basic electronics > Tinker Lab 4 (Arduino) > Intro to Javascript > Tinker Lab 5 (Firebase) > Cloud Platforms  > Tinker Labs 6 (Cloud Functions) > Coding Node.js > Tinker Lab 7 (End-to-end IoT)

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Selection criteria

Completion of Fundamentals of IoT is highly recommended, but not essential.

An understanding of Information Systems is beneficial but not essential. 

An ability to use computers and internet browsers essential.

Participants should be comfortable with learning technical jargon.

Resources required

Participants will need to bring a “Tinker Labs Electronic Starter Kit”.

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It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

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.

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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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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