Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Electronics Engineering Technical Officer

Working as an Electronics Engineering Technical Officer you will design, develop, validate and evaluate electronics and communication equipment and systems in a variety of areas such as aviation, transportation and manufacturing.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 1160 weighting points

  • Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems 
  • Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems 
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report 
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects 
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures 
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 
  • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits 
  • Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems 
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits 
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 
  • Assemble, set up and test computing devices 
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers 
  • Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects 
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 
  • Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems 
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus 
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits 
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems 
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus 
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies 
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

Elective Units – 1000 weighting points

  • Deliver a service to customers 
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system 
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment 
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness 
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus 
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 
  • Carry out preparatory energy sector work activities 
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects 
  • Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects 
  • Design and implement network systems for internetworking 
  • Design and implement wireless LANs/WANs for internetworking systems 
  • Design and manage enterprise computer networks 
  • Design embedded controller control systems 
  • Develop industrial control programs for microcomputer equipped devices 
  • Provide programming solution for computer systems engineering problems 
  • Assess electronic apparatus compliance 
  • Plan large electronic projects

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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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Conventional & Organising

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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: 16608

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 29/3/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

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

Graduate Wage

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

Industry Growth

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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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.

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Availability Information and More Details

Electronics Engineering Technical Officer - UEE61720
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 60 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classification T T *
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 29/3/2022, rounded estimates for October 2020 to September 2021. This data is for general information purposes only.

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ANZSCO Classification: 312412

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