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Certificate III in Electronics and Communications UEE30911

Overview

This course 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.

Qualification: Certificate III in Electronics and Communications 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 3188.
Indicative Cost: $2,080
Apprentice/trainee $1,790
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.
Enrolment Type: Standard; Apprentice/Trainee
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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. 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 Foundation Skills.

  • 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



Stage 1 Core: Complete all 360 credit points

  • UEENEEC021B   Participate in electronics and communications work and competency development activities
    • CIT Code: ELEC1042
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 60
      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
  • UEENEEE137A   Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1226
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Credit Points: 20
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A   Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC754
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEK142A   Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    • CIT Code: ELEC774
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Credit Points: 20
      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
  • UEENEEE104A   Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC855
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH102A   Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
    • CIT Code: ELEC861
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $87.50
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEH114A   Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC862
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $87.50
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • UEENEEE101A   Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS433
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Credit Points: 20
      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

Stage 2 Core: Complete all 320 credit points

  • UEENEEH111A   Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1071
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $110.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • UEENEEH112A   Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1072
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $115.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • UEENEEH113A   Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1073
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $115.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • UEENEEH138A   Fault find and repair complex power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1078
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $115.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • UEENEEH139A   Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1079
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $115.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • UEENEEH146A   Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1082
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $110.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

Stage 3 Electives: Complete 380 credit points

  • UEENEEA101A   Assemble electronic components
    • CIT Code: ELEC1221
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED104A   Use engineering applications software on personal computers
    • CIT Code: ELEC1127
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE105A   Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC756
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Credit Points: 20
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE107A   Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • CIT Code: ELEC757
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH116A   Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1074
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
      UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
      UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
  • UEENEEH142A   Solve oscillator problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1081
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • UEENEEH166A   Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1235
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • UEENEEH118A   Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1075
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEA102A   Select electronic components for assembly
    • CIT Code: ELEC1222
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Credit Points: 20
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED146A   Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
    • CIT Code: ELEC1224
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Credit Points: 40
      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: UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
      UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH150A   Assemble and set up basic security systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1083
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEI116A   Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1044
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 20
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH151A   Install large security systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1234
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 100
      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: UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      UEENEEH150A Assemble and set up basic security systems
  • UEENEEH169A   Solve problems in basic electronic circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1153
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $42.50
      Credit Points: 100
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED102A   Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1125
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Credit Points: 80
      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: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEF102A   Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    • CIT Code: ELEC1052
      Cost: Standard $264.00
      Apprentice $170.00
      Credit Points: 120
      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: 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
      UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEED101A   Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
    • CIT Code: ELEC948
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit covers the basic use of personal computers application relevant to a work function. It encompasses switching the computer on, applying user preferences, selecting basic applications, entering and retrieving information and printing files.
      Prerequisites: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and 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