Electricity is used abundantly in our daily lives from running cars and computers to household appliances, and electronics is the study of how this electricity is used. This course is ideal for those working in the data communications, mining, power generation, automotive and construction sectors, or those who are keen to in the future.
The Certificate of Applied Electronicsis an online program that will give you a fundamental understanding of electronics and electrical systems in a range of applications.
In this professional development course, you will explore the nature and scope of electronics and how to measure electricity, and you’ll study circuits and components like inductors, diodes, transistors, resistors and capacitors.
You will also learn about digital electronics, input and output devices and electronics applications, which will result in you producing your own problem-based learning project.
On completion of this course, you’ll be able to maintain and repair the electric devices you use, and better understand all that electricity powers in the world around you.
Unit 1 - Nature and scope of electronics
AC and DC current
The electric field
Unit 2 - Measuring electricity
What is voltage?
What is resistance
Electricity and power
Generating and storing power
Turbines and generators
Solar cells and batteries
Unit 3 - Passive components
Magnets and magnetic forces
Magnetic force (Fmag)
Unit 4 - Electric Circuits
Normally closed (NC) and normally open (NO) contacts
A series circuit
A parallel circuit
Reading schematic diagrams
Unit 5 - Other electric components
Printed circuit boards (PCB)
Integrated Circuits (IC, chip, microchip)
NO and NC
Unit 6 - Input and output devices
Interactions with input and output devices
Unit 7 - Digital electronics
Digital vs analogue electronics
Digital / analogue imagines
Synchronous vs asynchronous systems
Unit 8 - Working with electronics
Wire strippers / crimper tools
Printed circuit boards and etching
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those interested in learning about electronics.