National ID: UEE62111 | State ID: A175


You will learn about programmable logic controllers using the industry-based system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); electrical design; motor control; computer programming; and software applications.
You’ll also be taught how to diagnose faults or malfunctions in electrical systems and provide alternative approaches or solutions.
As a graduate you may work as a Senior Technical Officer in a wide range of small to large scale businesses and be responsible for electrical and control support including administering/upgrading infrastructure.

This course offers a pathway to university.

This course is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 4 semesters which equates to 2 years of full-time study.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with career opportunity in the electrical servicing industry as an electrical engineering technician.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:


Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Beaconsfield
Duration 4 semesters (2 years) full time
How By Correspondence
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with career opportunity in the electrical servicing industry as an electrical engineering technician.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:


Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

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Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Stage 1.

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits UEENEEG101A S7318
Solve problems in d.c. circuits UEENEEE104A S7309
Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits UEENEEG106A S7323
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace UEENEEE101A S7307
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace UEENEED101A WC385
Use engineering applications software on personal computers UEENEED104A WC388
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment UEENEEE105A S7310
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components UEENEEE102A S7308
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications UEENEEE107A S7311
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work UEENEEE137A S7314
Prepare engineering drawings using manual drafting and CAD for electrotechnology/utilities applications UEENEEE190A WC454

Stage 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations UEENEEG063A S7317
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits UEENEEG033A S7316
Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations UEENEEG107A S7324
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines UEENEEG006A S7315
Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems UEENEEE082A S7305
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits UEENEEG102A S7319
Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems UEENEEE081A S7304
Solve electrotechnical engineering problems UEENEEE129A WC432

Stage 3

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector UEENEEK132A WC702
Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers. UEENEEI151A WC667
Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits UEENEEG149A S7327
Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report UEENEEE124A WC429
Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures UEENEEE117A WC423
Write specifications for electrical engineering projects UEENEEE071B W7858
Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers UEENEEI150A WC666
Estimate electrotechnology projects UEENEEC005B W7735
Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems UEENEEE126A S7313
Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits UEENEEE125A S7312

Stage 4

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manage large electrical projects UEENEEG169A WC512
Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems UEENEEI152A WC668
Develop engineering solution for synchronous machine and control problems UEENEEG143A WC491
Manage risk in electrotechnology activities UEENEEE011C S7302
Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline UEENEEE083A S7306
Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities UEENEEE080A S7303
Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects UEENEEE015B W7817
Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems UEENEEG145A WC493
Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to energy sector engineering problems UEENEEE127A WC430
Develop engineering solutions for d.c. machine and control problems UEENEEG144A WC492
Plan large electrical projects UEENEEG170A WC513
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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