Electrotechnology, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Power your future

Do you enjoy getting technical? Do you like detailed work and using your hands? Studying electrotechnology at Sydney TAFE means you’ll work closely with technology to maintain, repair and create custom solutions.

You could become an electrician, cabling installer, electrical engineer or air-conditioning mechanic.

Working in electrotechnology, you’ll work in an industry that’s always changing, and be involved in a career area that’s building a brighter future for people across Australia.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes, foundation skills to launch your career including electrical apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship courses.
  • Launching your career? Courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business, or can lead directly into the Electrical Engineering field.
  • Time for a change? A range of courses are available to increase your employability and update your qualification.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your electrotechnology qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options. Some of the courses available within this career path can be studied via online and flexible delivery options.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a full university degree. Complete an Electronics and Communications Engineering Diploma, Electrical - Engineering Advanced Diploma or Engineering Technology - Electronics Advanced Diploma and you could gain credit to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at:

  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Southern Queensland.

The new and the renewable

Sydney TAFE’s Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) program is a higher education complement to our existing highly regarded suite of engineering diplomas.

This innovative career-orientated associate degree will prepare you for professional practice, giving you foundation knowledge and the technical skills you need to excel.

The new, two-year program has been developed in consultation with industry specifically to address the skills needs for para-professionals in renewable energy technologies.


Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment; myfuture.gov.au

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