What will I learn?

South Australia has a very strong electronics sector that specialises in the design and manufacture of defence, communication and instrumentation systems, sensors and medical devices. Designed in collaboration with industry, the course prepares you to become an Electronics Associate (technical officer). This course has full professional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Topics covered include engineering practice, mathematics, digital electronics, analogue electronics, computer science, communication systems, project management and microcontroller programming. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 17 units.

Employment Outcomes

Work as a technical officer in the rapidly-growing electronics industry and related areas like defence, mining, biomedical and communications. You may be working alongside engineers to design and prototype advanced technology, or customising computer controlled video equipment in a television studio. Graduates often choose to further their career by completing a University degree.

Engineering (Honours) (Robotics):

Get the latest learning in robotics technologies, preparing you to become a key player in developing the robots that will populate our future. The degree combines electronics, computer control, signal processing and programming in the design, development and application of robots, and their integration with other systems in the work environment.

Your career

Robotics is the design, development and application of robots in fields as diverse as manufacturing, mining and medicine. Robotics engineering is an area of rapid change and innovation where new careers continue to open up and established careers continue to change, and robotics and robotic technologies are more in demand than ever.

Potential occupations include:

  • Robotics engineer
  • Robotics sensor integration specialist
  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Process and automation engineer
  • Instrument engineer

Potential employers include:

  • Automotive sector
  • Electronic sector
  • Defence



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $35,500
Start date

31 January 2022, 25 July 2022


Regency Park Campus

137 Days Road,


South Australia,

5010, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 (ATAR 60 or equivalent) including a Mathematics subject or overseas equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.