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					 QUALIFICATION                               Diploma of Electronics and Communications
                                             Engineering
 COURSE NO                                   17789
 COURSE CRICOS CODE                          066211K
 NATIONAL CODE                               UEE50507
 FEE                                         AUD 29,240
 DURATION                                    2 years full time
 WHERE IS THIS COURSE                        Mount Druitt College February and July
 OFFERED?                                    intake

COURSE AIM
This course is for people who want to work in the electronic equipment trades profession.
Students learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical
systems, equipment and devices. Students in this Diploma course will also gain the
Certificate III in Electronics and Communications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Academic
Year 12 or equivalent plus Year 12 Mathematics or equivalent
English
Demonstrated English language ability – for example, suitable results of a recent academic
IELTS - score 5.5 overall with no individual band lower than 5.0, or TOEFL (iBT) 71, or
successful completion of TAFE NSW Certificate III in English for Further Study, or proof that
the medium of instruction at school has been in English with satisfactory grades in English in
final examinations.

CORE STRUCTURE
Core Units in the Diploma are:
Apply OHS practices in the work place
Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures
Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics
Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
Commission electronics and communications systems
Modify-redesign of electronics and communications system

Note: There are many elective units in this course. Some of the
elective units which will lead towards the Certificate III qualification
are:
Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components
Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
Find and repair faults in complex power supplies
Fix and secure equipment
Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems
Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
Troubleshoot amplifiers
Troubleshoot basic amplifiers
Troubleshoot d.c. power supplies with single phase input
Troubleshoot digital subsystems
Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
Work Placement
There is a 144 hour work placement unit within the course and will be offered at Mt Druitt
College.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Electronics Engineering Tradesperson.

Students who attain this qualification can work as an electronic equipment
tradesperson/technician involved in the installation, setup, maintenance, and repair of a
broad range of electronic equipment. Specific areas include but are not limited to: consumer
and professional audio and video equipment, communications equipment, electronic security,
computer hardware, entertainment/amusement machines and office/business machines.

FURTHER STUDIES
TAFE NSW Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) university pathway programs allow students to enter a
bachelor degree program with guaranteed credit. Students study to Diploma or Advanced
Diploma level with TAFE NSW and, on completion, transfer to university to complete the final
year(s) of a degree program.

This course can be studied as part of a D2D program. At the nearby University of Western
Sydney (UWS) you will receive credit of one year (80 credit points) in the degree 3621
Bachelor of Engineering.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the Certificate III course included?
Students will be able to complete the Certificate III units and be eligible for the Certificate III
qualification.

Is it a high demand course for migration purposes?
Yes. The course aligns with the occupation of Electronics equipment tradesperson on the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Skilled Occupation and Critical Skills List.

Is the occupation a licensed trade area and is a licence required to work in the field?
No.

STUDYING AT MOUNT DRUITT COLLEGE

                                                           Meet some of the current students in the
                                                           Diploma of Electronics and Communications
                                                           Engineering at its Mount Druitt College.
                                                           In the group photo (left to right) are Kashif Ali
                                                           (Pakistan), Miguel Quineche (Local student),
                                                           Dilkushan Perera (Sri Lanka), Ohaegbu Callistus
                                                           Tochi Achunaulo (Nigeria), Sahil Chraya (India)
                                                           and Phye Win Htoo (Myanmar).




Mr Vince Blanco, Head Teacher – Electrical Engineering, says that the students gain a
qualification with elective sustainable/renewable energy units as part of their Diploma. This is
unique to Mount Druitt College of TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute and a value add
when it comes to future employment. He explained “We have industry contacts with Energy
Australia, Integral Energy, a medical electronics communications company and satellite
communications links with Vodafone, Optus and Telstra which assist students to gain the 144
hours work experience which is a requirement to complete the qualification.”
                                     Information current as November 2009

            For more information contact: Sydney West International Education Tel: +61 2 4724 8291
            or Email: wsi.international@tafensw.edu.au or visit http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/international

 CRICOS Provider Name TAFE NSW – Technical and Further Education Commission           CRICOS Provider Code: 00591E

				
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