Are you ready to join the ranks of electronics professionals?
Advance your career in electronics and communications with the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. With this technical qualification, you will gain specialised knowledge and extensive skills across the electrical engineering field to progress towards a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or electronic systems technician. Our purpose-built facility features advanced technologies and equipment to ensure students are learning in an industry-standard setting.
Gain these skills:
- assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
- fault-find power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
- write and test programs to control devices
- commission and modify electronic systems
- develop design briefs
- supervise a team
- workplace health and safety and sustainability practices
Dual qualification: At our Thornlie campus you will have the opportunity to concurrently complete UEE50111 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, as many of the units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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This course is available as a traineeship.
Entrance requirements for traineeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area.
To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3.5 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 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.
- Certificate II in Electronics
- Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications
- Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Become a specialist in your field with university study
This course has a university study pathway as at 28 October 2019.
Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) – 100 Credits
Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Computing) – 50 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.
Study options and next steps
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