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UEE21920 Certificate II in Electronics

National ID: UEE21920 State ID: BFN1
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Do you have a passion for technology, gadgets and computers along with an interest in the inner workings of devices we use on a daily basis? Take the first step into your career in electronics with this nationally recognised qualification.

Electronics touches our lives in many ways from listening to the radio, to watching television, talking on mobile phones, playing video games or working on a PC.

Learn from our team of highly skilled lecturers as you develop knowledge of how to assemble and maintain electronic devices, how to solve problems in electronic circuits and how to find faults and repair equipment.

This entry level course will prepare you for higher studies, which are strongly recommended to enhance your employability. Start your journey towards roles such as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Electrical Trades Assistant.

Get your foot in the door with this introductory course that prepares you for future work in the electrotechnology field, which leads to a world of employment opportunities within the energy and utilities sector.

SM TAFE also offers a dual qualification opportunity and you may complete the Certificate II in Electronics course and Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair 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

SM TAFE offers first-rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students gain hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, with contemporary equipment to ensure students and apprentices receive industry-relevant training and learn the latest techniques.


  • assemble and replace electronic components
  • troubleshoot DC circuits
  • use test equipment
  • 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
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 2 days per week when studied across 6 months full time.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 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

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.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Rockingham
How On Campus
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Rockingham
How On Campus
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

All year round

When All year round
How Traineeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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