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Computer Systems Engineer

Working as a Computer Systems Engineer you will design, install, test, and evaluate computer systems and equipment. You will manage projects and procurement, provide design and testing documents and deliver technical advice.

Summary of Training

  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Commission industrial computer systems
  • Modify/redesign industrial computer systems
  • Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects
  • Manage computer systems/electronics projects
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Manage people performance
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Assemble, set up and test computing devices
  • Develop computer network services
  • Develop web pages for engineering applications
  • Install and configure network systems for internetworking
  • Integrate multiple computer operating systems on a client server local area network
  • Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
  • Set up, create and implement content for a web server
  • Support computer hardware and software for engineering applications
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
  • Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
  • Design and implement advanced routing for internetworking systems
  • Design and implement network systems for internetworking
  • Design and implement remote access for internetworking systems
  • Design and implement security for internetworking systems
  • Design and implement wireless LANs/WANs for internetworking systems
  • Design and manage enterprise computer networks
  • Develop energy sector computer network applications infrastructure
  • Develop, implement and test object-oriented code

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Persuading & Enterprising

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 15660

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/8/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Computer Systems Engineer - UEE60420
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 60 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 2/8/2022, rounded estimates for January 2021 to December 2021. This data is for general information purposes only.

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