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Play your part in powering the world around us and become qualified for an exciting and diverse career as an Electrical Engineer.
In the digital era with technology rapidly advancing, Electrical Engineers have a skillset that is in- demand and vital to the operation of systems and devices we rely on at home, at work, and as entire communities and cities.
Be guided by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals and become equipped with a specialised skillset to provide electrical support, diagnose faults in electrical systems, facilitate repairs and solve a range of electrotechnology engineering problems. Be trained in how to program logic controllers using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), electrical design, motor control and computer programming, as well as writing project specifications to prepare you for facilitating real-world electrical projects.
You'll gain skills for implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics and administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses.
This high-level course incorporates STEM skills which lead to a job of the future in a dynamic and well-paid industry. You'll be workforce-ready for roles such as Electrical Engineering Technician.
Study in specialist facilities
Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.
This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.
- programmable logic controllers using the industry-based system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- electrical design
- motor control
- computer programming
- diagnose faults or malfunctions in electrical systems
- provide alternative approaches or solutions
- software applications
- pneumatic systems
- good team work skills and the ability to work independently
- good digital literacy skills
- good problem solving skills and ability to analyse information and troubleshoot
This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.
Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.
This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.
To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.
|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|
*There are no special entry requirements to this course - Year 12 students can enter directly without completing pre-requisite qualifications.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied across 2 years full time.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office - Word; Excel, for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Part time study is available by enrolling in the three skill sets listed above, which make up the Diploma qualification and provide credit for this Advanced qualification.
Become a specialist in your field with university study
This course has a university study pathway as at 14 August 2019.
Curtin University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – 150-200 credits
Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) – 150 credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) (W21) – Up to 120 credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) (Y49) – Up to 120 credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) (Y51) – Up to 120 credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control & Automation) (Y46) – Up to 120 credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (H1264) – 6 credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (H1264) – 6 credits
Murdoch University – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Renewable Energy Engineering (H1264) – 6 credits
The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.
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