Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

Jobs and Skills WA: computer courses
Want to boot up your career working with computers?

If you're keen to work in the area of computer assembly and repair, but need some starter skills to boost your job prospects, the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair is the perfect choice!

You'll learn how to use test equipment and to repair, maintain, assemble and upgrade a personal computer; replace components and circuit boards. You'll also learn about computer operating systems; low voltage circuit analysis; workplace health and safety and sustainability practices; fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components; and assemble, set up and test computing devices.

From here, you'll be job ready for entry-level work or you can go on to further study. 

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
VET for secondary students
Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital | Engineering and Mining |
National course code: UEE20520 | WA State ID: BFP7

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Are you looking for career in electronics?

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering a dual qualification in Electronics and Computer Assembly and Repair. You can gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and the Certificate II in Electronics qualifications in just six months, opening doors to many different fields of further study and/or employment.

In this course you will develop the ability to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications. You will also learn how to carry out routine hardware repairs (generally by replacement) of known faulty components.

Successful completion of this dual qualification could lead to an apprenticeship or employment as a technician’s trade assistant in a wide variety of electronic fields such as computer assembly and servicing, refrigeration and air conditioning, telecommunications, and security and fire alarms. Many employers regard basic training in electrical/electronic theory as a pre-requisite to employment.

We will be offering the dual qualification at both our East Perth and Midland campuses starting in Semester 2

It will provide an entry point for the electronics, robotic, and electrical industries. It will also prepare you for possible further study in courses such as the Certificate IV in Robotics, or the Certificate IV Electronics and Communications.

You will need to have some math ability, particularly in relation to Ohms Law, and be motivated to finish the course in a short time.

Many of the subjects in this fast track program will cover off subjects in a Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start).

Plug in to your career in computer assembly and repair, and be introduced to the world of electronics.

Technology has changed the way we live and work and is constantly evolving, with computers being an integral part of daily life and business operations.

Take the first step to sparking your career in computer assembly and repair with this nationally recognised qualification, which will start you on your journey to becoming an ICT Support Technician or a Hardware Technician.

With ICT knowledge being the most required skillset for trained professionals, you can equip yourself with sought-after skills and pave your pathway to employment in an in-demand field.

Be guided by our team of highly experienced lecturers who can provide you with the foundations of IT skills needed by employers, as you learn to assemble computers and facilitate routine hardware repairs to a professional standard in line with customer specifications.

Switch on, refresh or reboot your career today with this entry level course. Higher level studies are strongly recommended to enhance your employability skills in the field.

SM TAFE also offers a dual qualification opportunity and you may complete Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and Certificate II in Electronics courses in the same semester, which will advance you further, providing more job opportunities and opening doors to higher level study. Ask us about this exciting option!

Study in specialist facilities

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

SM TAFE covers the southern and eastern corridors of Perth and the Peel region for ICT training with the largest cohort of IT students in Western Australia. We equip you with the skills that you require to get a job in your desired IT pathway. All our courses are designed through consultation with industry, ensuring you have the right skills to hit the ground running.

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.