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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications Engineering UEE30911

Overview

This program provides training in selecting, installing, setting up, testing, fault finding, repairing and maintenance of electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level. There are elective options in radio frequency and security. This program is available to apprentices and non-apprentices. 

This program articulates into UEE50511 Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering qualification (approximately 6 months of additional full-time study is required).

Qualification: Certificate III in Electronics and Communications Engineering UEE30911
Program No: C3-FE27
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: The course duration is normally 6 semesters part-time (i.e., 3 years, of about 8 hours per week probably with work release) OR full-time equivalent if there are sufficient enrolments.

 For further information on 'block release' training in this program please contact us on +61 2 6207 3100.
Likely Job Outcome: The electronics trade-qualified person works on installing, commissioning, repairing and maintaining electronic equipment. This includes communications, audio, video and TV, personal computer and networks, security and custom installations, appropriate to the specialisation completed.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

If you are entering this program as an apprentice/trainee you must:

• be employed in industry

• be an Apprentice or Trainee under the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme (AAS) and be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) prior to enrolment.

This program has pre-requisite requirements as shown below. All prerequisites must be achieved. Discuss with a CIT teacher during enrolment to ensure you have met these requirements.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

1. Stage 1 Core - Complete 360 credit points

  • UEENEEC021B Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
    • CIT Code: ELEC1042
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 60.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, selfmonitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS433
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description: This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC754
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC855
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE137A  Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1226
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
    • CIT Code: ELEC861
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description: This unit deals the replacement of electronic components, cabling and sub systems of electronic apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, basic testing and techniques, dismantling and assembling apparatus and disconnecting and reconnecting components.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC862
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in resonance circuits.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC 855 (UEENEEE104A) Solve problems in d.c. circuits  (C) 
      OR
      ELEC 1153 (UEENEEH169A) Solve problems in basic electronic circuits  (C)
  • UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    • CIT Code: ELEC774
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description:

      This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil

2. Stage 2 Core - Complete 320 credit points

  • UEENEEH111A Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1071
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of independent power supplies and power supply sections of electronic apparatus. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in d.c. power supplies with single phases input.

      Prerequisites: OHSS 433 (UEENEEE101A) Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace (C)
      ELEC 855 (UEENEEE104A) Solve problems in d.c. circuits  (C)
      ELEC 861 (UEENEEH102A) Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components (C)
      ELEC 862 (UEENEEH114A) Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus  (C)
      OR
      ELEC 1153 UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • UEENEEH112A Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1072
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of digital sub-systems. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in digital components circuits.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC861 UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1073
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of amplifiers. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in amplifier sections/circuits.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1079 UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC861 UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC 862 (UEENEEH114A) Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus (C)
  • UEENEEH138A  Fault find and repair complex power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1078
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fault finding and repair of regulated and switch mode power supplies The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites:

      OHSS 433 (UEENEEE101A) Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace (P)
      ELEC 855 (UEENEEE104A) Solve problems in d.c. circuits  (P)
      ELEC 861 (UEENEEH102A) Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components (P)
      ELEC 862 (UEENEEH114A) Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus (P)
      OR
      ELEC 1153 (UEENEEH169A) Solve problems in basic electronic circuits (C)

  • UEENEEH139A  Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1079
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of basic amplifier circuits. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in basic amplifier circuits.

      Prerequisites: ELEC 862 (UEENEEH114A) Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus  (C)
      ELEC 861 (UEENEEH102A) Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components (C)
  • UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1082
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely; problem solving techniques, and the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1073 UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

3. Stage 3 - Electives - Complete maximum of 380 credit points

  • UEENEEA101A Assemble electronic components
    • CIT Code: ELEC1221
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fitting and inter connecting of electronic sub assemblies. It encompasses the safe use of hand tools, powered tools, identifying components, high reliability soldering, following set procedures and work instructions and keeping work records.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers
    • CIT Code: ELEC1127
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description: This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

      Note:  Examples of engineering application software are Visio, Electronic Work Bench, Lab View, Network Simulator.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC756
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • CIT Code: ELEC757
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH116A  Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1074
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description: This unit covers fault finding and repair of microwave amplifier sections in electronic apparatus. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC861 UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      ELEC 1073 UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus (P) AND
      ELEC 1079 (UEENEEH139A ) Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits (P)
      ELEC 1082 (UEENEEH146A) Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems  (P)
      ELEC862 UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      ELEC 1153 (UEENEEH169A) Solve problems in basic electronic circuits (C)
  • UEENEEH142A Solve oscillator problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1081
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of discrete component and modularised oscillators. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of; voltage, current, resistance and phase measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in oscillators.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1079 UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
      ELEC862 UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH166A Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1235
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of microcontroller systems. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable faults in microcontroller hardware.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH172A Troubleshoot communication systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1084
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description: This unit covers fault finding and repair of communication systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1082 UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • UEENEEH118A Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1075
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fault finding and repairing of general electronic apparatus. The unit encompasses safe working practices, consulting apparatus service manuals, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEA102A Select electronic components for assembly
    • CIT Code: ELEC1222
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying and selecting electronic components for assembly from job specifications. It encompasses working safely, interpreting job specifications, identifying components by colour code and markings and following quality procedures and work instructions.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEF102A Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    • CIT Code: ELEC1052
      Cost: $240.00
      Credit points 120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the installation and maintenance of telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. It encompasses working safely and to Australian Communications and Media Authority's ‘Open’ Cabling Provider Rule, installing multiple telephone line, multi-pair cables, backbone cabling, terminating in socket outlets, termination modules and distributors, testing and compliance checks and completing cabling documentation.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      ELEC 855 (UEENEEE104A) Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits (P)
      ELEC 757 (UEENEEE107A) Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications  (P)  
      ELEC 756 (UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 
      ELEC 754 (UEENEEE102A) Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components (P)
  • UEENEED146A Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
    • CIT Code: ELEC1224
      Cost: $80.00
      Credit points 40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers setting up, configuring and maintaining operation of a basic local area network (LAN) of up to 20 connected devices. It encompasses safe working practices, installing network hardware, installing and configuring network software, establish user accounts, configure shared Internet connection and documenting set up parameters and LAN topology.
      Note:  This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1125 UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH150A Assemble and set up basic security systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1083
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers installing electronic security systems with up to 50 connected devices typically used in single domestic and small commercial premises. It encompasses, working safely and to standards, following oral and written instructions and procedures, securely placing and connecting security system components, and applying customer relation protocols.

      Prerequisites: ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEI116A  Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1044
      Cost: $40.00
      Credit points 20.00
      Description: This unit covers assembling and entering instructions in microprocessor-equipped devices (embedded system) with simple built-in programming function and verifying that the device operates as intended. It encompasses safe working practices, checking device installation, following written and oral instruction and procedures and completing necessary documentation.

      Note:  Examples of devices are simple programmable relays, timers, temperature controllers, switches and basic detection devices for security and fire the like.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH151A  Install large security systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1234
      Cost: $200.00
      Credit points 100.00
      Description:

      This unit covers installing, entering instructions and testing of electronic security systems within excess of 50 connected devices in buildings, premises and precincts. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following and job specifications, securely placing and connecting security system components, and applying customer relation protocols.

      Prerequisites: ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC 1083 (UEENEEH150A) Assemble and set up basic security systems  (C)
  • UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1153
      Cost: $200.00
      Credit points 100.00
      Description: This competency standard unit covers determining correct operation of single source parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electronic work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1125
      Cost: $160.00
      Credit points 80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers assembly, setting up and testing personal computers as directed in computer service manuals. It encompasses safe working practices, checking computer components, assembling components to form a basic personal computer, installing and testing basic operating system, drivers and application software, following written and oral instruction and applying customer relations procedures.

      Note: This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au