Certificate III in Electronics and Communications - UEE30920


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification covers competencies 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Conduct quality and functional tests on assembled electronic apparatus
  • Solve problems in voice and data communications circuits
  • Operate application software packages
  • Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • Verify functionality and compliance of custom electronic installations
  • Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Program and commission commercial access control security systems
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • Install and test microwave antennae and waveguides
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies
  • Commission large fire protection systems
  • Set up, configure and test biometric devices
  • Develop web pages for engineering applications
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
  • Use lead-free soldering techniques
  • Assemble and set up basic security systems
  • Repair predictable faults in audio components
  • Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
  • Enter and verify programs for fire protection systems
  • Troubleshoot communication systems
  • Verify compliance and functionality of fire protection system installations
  • Test, report and rectify faults in data and voice installations
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Develop software solutions for microcontroller-based systems
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Assemble and set up fixed video/audio components and systems in buildings and premises
  • Fault find and repair high-volume office equipment
  • Apply Just in Time procedures
  • Troubleshoot fire protection systems
  • Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • Assemble and install reception antennae and signal distribution equipment
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Select and arrange data and voice equipment for local area networks
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Solve oscillator problems
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • Repair basic computer equipment faults by replacement of modules/sub-assemblies
  • Set up and configure basic data communication systems
  • Set up and check electronic component assembly machines
  • Repair routine business equipment faults
  • Evaluate and modify object-oriented code programs
  • Repair predictable faults in television receivers
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • Install commercial video/audio system components
  • Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
  • Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
  • Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
  • Fault find and repair complex power supplies
  • Set up and configure the wireless capabilities of communications and data storage devices
  • Assemble, set up and test computing devices
  • Support computer hardware and software for engineering applications
  • Apply quick changeover procedures
  • Calibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
  • Install telecommunications network equipment
  • Solve basic problems electronic and digital equipment and circuits
  • Enter instructions and test wired and wireless security systems
  • Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • Select electronic components for assembly
  • Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling
  • Modify electronic sub-assemblies
  • Set up and test residential video/audio equipment
  • Apply 5S procedures
  • Troubleshoot professional audio reproduction components
  • Install and configure a client computer operating system and software
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • Maintain documentation
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks
  • Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
  • Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
  • Provide first aid
  • Select, install, configure and test multimedia components
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Program and commission commercial security closed-circuit television systems
  • Troubleshoot microcontroller-based hardware systems
  • Troubleshoot faults in television receivers
  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
  • Program and commission commercial security systems
  • Carry out repairs of predictable faults in video and audio replay/recording apparatus
  • Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities
  • Develop structured programs to control external devices
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling
  • Assemble electronic components
  • Operate and maintain amateur radio communication stations
  • Repair predictable faults in general electronic apparatus
  • Install and connect data and voice communication equipment
  • Set up and adjust commercial radio frequency (RF) transmission and reception systems
  • Plan an integrated cabling installation system
  • Install large security systems
  • Install fire detection and warning system apparatus

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Granville College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 2.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Non-tinted safety glasses - approximately $8.00- Stationery (including a scientific calculator) approximately $35- Solder free prototyping breadboard approximately $20.00.

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