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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications

Career Area:Building Industries National Code:UEE30911
Certificate III in Electronics and CommunicationsBefore you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your
choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply.
Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

This course is for those who want to work in the electronics trade industry.
You will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and
maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level with
options in communications, audio, video and TV, personal computer and networks,
security and custom installations.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language,
literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each
Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate
simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this
course.

Career Pathways

Electronic equipment tradesperson, electronics and communications trade worker.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Part Time Day
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17NEW-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,300.00
Second Qualification Fee is $3,960.00
Apprenticeship Fee is $2,000.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • UEENEEA101A - Assemble electronic components
  • UEENEEA106A - Use lead-free soldering techniques
  • UEENEEC021B - Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
  • UEENEED104A - Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE104A - Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEEE105A - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEE137A - Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEEE179A - Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
  • UEENEEH102A - Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEENEEH111A - Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
  • UEENEEH112A - Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • UEENEEH113A - Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH114A - Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH115A - Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems
  • UEENEEH138A - Fault find and repair complex power supplies
  • UEENEEH139A - Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • UEENEEH142A - Solve oscillator problems
  • UEENEEH146A - Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • UEENEEH166A - Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
  • UEENEEH172A - Troubleshoot communication systems
  • UEENEEK142A - Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Local Entry Requirements

Apprentices will require work evidence to support competency based progression. Workplace evidence will need to be provided in journal form for both apprentice workplace activity and non-apprentice through workplace simulation at Hunter TAFE.

Other Information

This course is available for both apprentices and non apprentices. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consisting of eye protection and hair restraints must be provided by students.

Students will be required to purchase a prototyping breadboard to enable circuit construction outside normal class times.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Part Time Day, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,300.00
Second Qualification Fee is $3,960.00
Apprenticeship Fee is $2,000.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • UEENEEA101A - Assemble electronic components
  • UEENEEA106A - Use lead-free soldering techniques
  • UEENEEC021B - Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
  • UEENEED104A - Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE104A - Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEEE105A - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEE137A - Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEEE179A - Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
  • UEENEEH102A - Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEENEEH111A - Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
  • UEENEEH112A - Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • UEENEEH113A - Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH114A - Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH115A - Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems
  • UEENEEH138A - Fault find and repair complex power supplies
  • UEENEEH139A - Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • UEENEEH142A - Solve oscillator problems
  • UEENEEH146A - Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • UEENEEH166A - Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
  • UEENEEH172A - Troubleshoot communication systems
  • UEENEEK142A - Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

Apprentices will require work evidence to support competency based progression. Workplace evidence will need to be provided in journal form for both apprentice workplace activity and non-apprentice through workplace simulation at Hunter TAFE.

Other Information

This course is available for both apprentices and non apprentices. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consisting of eye protection and hair restraints must be provided by students.

Students will be required to purchase a prototyping breadboard to enable circuit construction outside normal class times.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.