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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Technical Officer - Electronics and Communications Engineering

As a Technical Officer (Electronics and Communications Engineering) you would select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions on advanced electrical equipment and systems. (Includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence'.)

Summary of Training

CORE UNITS (all required)

  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Commission electronics and communications systems
  • Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

ELECTIVE UNITS (with a total weighting of 1460 points)

  • Maintain documentation
  • Ensure team effectiveness 
  • Manage people performance
  • Deliver a service to customers 
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Carry out repairs of predictable faults in video and audio replay/recording  apparatus  
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies 
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in electronic apparatus 
  • Solve basic problems in electronic and digital equipment and circuits 
  • Solve problems in basic electronic circuits 
  • Assemble electronic components 
  • Use lead-free soldering techniques  
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in electronic display circuits
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects 
  • Prepare tender submissions for electrotechnology project 
  • Write specifications for electronics and communications engineering projects
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Analyse materials for suitability in electrical equipment
  • Design and develop advanced digital systems  
  • Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems  
  • Develop engineering solutions to audio electronic problems  
  • Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers problems
  • Develop integrated security systems
  • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
  • Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

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
Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10425

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Technical Officer - Electronics and Communications Engineering - UEE50511
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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ANZSCO Classification: 233000

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