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Learn how to select, install, commission, maintain and carry out repairs on advanced electronic equipment and systems used in the manufacturing, entertainment and defence industries. You’ll develop extensive skills in configuring computer networks, programming and fault-finding micro-controller equipped devices, as well as gaining proficiency in soldering, cabling and termination skills. The course also equips you in electronic engineering redesign, commissioning electronic systems, management, risk assessment and technical documentation. Pathways into further study at university are available through our university partners. Course details

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Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

Practical skills, international qualifications.

Daniel, Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical

Daniel has had an interest in cars since he was a kid. He came to TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to get practical, real world skills to launch his automotive career. He loves the wonderful weather in Brisbane and spends his spare time playing soccer with friends he’s made from around the world.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Eagle Farm Full Time Classroom 04/02/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.


Eagle Farm
776 Kingsford Smith Drive
Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

Materials list:
• Ballpoint pen
• Note book
• Scientific calculator.
• Appropriate enclosed shoes.

Other materials that may be required for assignment work will be advised in class.

Recommended textbooks will be noted in the study guide, which will  be distributed by the teachers throughout the year. The recommended textbooks will be available from the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech library.


Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Important Information

Students who successfully complete UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering can apply to continue their studies with:

  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Energy Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Microelectronic Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • University of Southern Queensland in an Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) or (Power Engineering)


Mandatory and Elective Units
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Mandatory
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work Mandatory
UEENEEK145A Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures Mandatory
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits Elective
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Elective
UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components Elective
UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus Elective
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply Elective
UEENEEH111A Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies Elective
UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits Elective
UEENEEH112A Troubleshoot digital sub-systems Elective
UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus Elective
UEENEEH118A Fault find and repair electronic apparatus Elective
UEENEEH142A Solve oscillator problems Elective
UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems Elective
UEENEEH166A Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems Elective
UEENEEF114A Set up and configure basic data communication systems Elective
UEENEEH138A Fault find and repair complex power supplies Elective
UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices Elective
UEENEEH172A Troubleshoot communication systems Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Eagle Farm, SkillsTech $18,000 1 Year 6 Months


UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering 095219F

Job prospects

  • Electronic Engineering Technician

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the HA website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the HA website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 9 February 2018

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