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Plug in to your career in computer assembly and repair, and be introduced to the world of electronics.
Technology has changed the way we live and work and is constantly evolving, with computers being an integral part of daily life and business operations.
Take the first step to sparking your career in computer assembly and repair with this nationally recognised qualification, which will start you on your journey to becoming an ICT Support Technician or a Hardware Technician.
With ICT knowledge being the most required skillset for trained professionals, you can equip yourself with sought-after skills and pave your pathway to employment in an in-demand field.
Be guided by our team of highly experienced lecturers who can provide you with the foundations of IT skills needed by employers, as you learn to assemble computers and facilitate routine hardware repairs to a professional standard in line with customer specifications.
Switch on, refresh or reboot your career today with this entry level course. Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills in the field.
SM TAFE also offers a dual qualification opportunity and you may complete Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and Certificate II in Electronics courses in the same semester, which will advance you further, providing more job opportunities and opening doors to higher level study. Ask us about this exciting option!
Study in specialist facilities
The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.
SM TAFE covers the southern and eastern corridors of Perth and the Peel region for ICT training with the largest cohort of IT students in Western Australia. We equip you with the skills that you require to get a job in your desired IT pathway. All our courses are designed through consultation with industry, ensuring you have the right skills to hit the ground running.
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- repair, maintain, assemble and upgrade a personal computer
- replace components and circuit boards
- use test equipment
- learn computer operating systems
- low voltage circuit analysis
- workshop environments methods
- utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices
In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.
- good communication skills
- good, logical problem solving skills
- good team work ethic as well as the ability to work independently
- an interest in computers and electronics
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2 days per week when studied across 6 months full time.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 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.
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