Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES + SERVICES - Re­becca Dargie

THERE can be few skill sets to­day more sought af­ter than to be able to an­a­lyse and re­pair com­puter sys­tems and the hard­ware which drives them.

A cer­tifi­cate II in Com­puter Assem­bly and Re­pairs at TAFE SWSi will pro­vide an avid com­puter user with a recog­nised and work­able qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Grad­u­ates ac­quire com­pe­ten­cies to se­lect com­po­nents and as­sem­ble com­put­ers to a spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

On com­ple­tion they carry out rou­tine hard­ware re­pairs on com­put­ers by re­plac­ing com­po­nents.

But soft­ware is­sues are more usu­ally en­coun­tered and the course teaches stu­dents to di­ag­nose and carry out re­pairs on net­work faults in LAN and WAN home net­work­ing.

Stu­dent are in­tro­duced to elec­tri­cal prin­ci­ples and sys­tems and the tools re­quired and used in elec­tron­ics in­dus­tries.

This in­cludes learn­ing how to solder, build­ing a power sup­ply tester, how to build a com­puter from parts and how to make net­work and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ca­bles (BNC and RJ45).

On a more con­sumer­based level, stu­dents are taught to con­nect to the in­ter­net us­ing a va­ri­ety of media and how to trou­bleshoot con­nec­tion prob­lems.

It’s geared for in­quis­i­tive types who are de­ter­mined and will­ing to learn.

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