National code: UEE31220

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

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Overview About this course

Ensure engineering systems and processes operate effectively and safely and develop skills that are transferrable across a wide variety of developing industries. Learn the fundamentals of industrial automation, instruments, monitoring and control in this hands-on course.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording
    • Program advanced PID control loops, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    • Disconnect and reconnect control devices
    • Understand the fundamentals of electricity
    • Use tools safely and correctly

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Using process control devices and programming software
    • Programming automated industrial programming controllers
    • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
    • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills at Year 10 level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Electrical equipment tradesperson, - Electrical instrumentation tradesperson, - Plant instrumentation technician, - Maintenance technician and - PLC/HMI programmer

Licensing

There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control. It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting NSW Fair Trading or your state licensing body.

Study pathways

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The Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control does not have any post-graduate courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1060 Weighting points, including 920 core and 140 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits UEECD0045

  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations UEEIC0048

  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities UEECO0009

  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment UEEIC0022

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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