Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 5 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Electronics and Communications course details

    Course description and aims

    Before you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your
    choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply.
    Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

    This course is for those who want to work in the electronics trade industry.
    You will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and
    maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level with
    options in communications, audio, video and TV, personal computer and networks,
    security and custom installations.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Electronic equipment tradesperson, electronics and communications trade worker.


    Completion of this qualification, with appropriate elective units, can provide
    credit towards a Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications.

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault
    find, repair and maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/
    sub-assembly level with options in communications, audio, video and TV, personal
    computer and networks, security and custom installations.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language,
    literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each
    Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

    Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate
    simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:

    Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday, 30 January 2018, between 10:00am to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, Mary Ann street, Ultimo NSW 2007, Building l, Level 1, Room L1.12.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:45pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    Attendance can be negotiated so that it best suits you and your employer. Common attendance modes include going to class one day per week (part-time), or attending a block of classes e.g. three weeks of full-time study, three or four times a year (block release)


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector20
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
    UEENEEH150AAssemble and set up basic security systems80
    UEENEED102AAssemble, set-up and test computing devices80
    UEENEEH115ADevelop software solutions for microcontroller based systems60
    UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work20
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components40
    UEENEEH138AFault find and repair complex power supplies40
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment20
    UEENEEC021BParticipate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities20
    UEENEEH102ARepairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components40
    UEENEED146ASet up and configure basic local area network (LAN)40
    UEENEEH146ASolve fundamental electronic communications system problems40
    UEENEEH142ASolve oscillator problems40
    UEENEEE104ASolve problems in d.c. circuits72
    UEENEEH113ATroubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus80
    UEENEEH139ATroubleshoot basic amplifier circuits40
    UEENEEH112ATroubleshoot digital sub-systems80
    UEENEEH114ATroubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus80
    UEENEEH111ATroubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies40
    UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace20
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications40



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