Level up your trade career and learn the skills you need to work as a senior technician or supervisor. Expand your capabilities so you can take on advanced positions in the instrumentation industry. Study as an apprentice or be recognised for your industry experience in this practical course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Install instrumentation and control equipment
Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
Use instrumentation drawings and equipment manuals
Develop discrete control programs for programmable controllers
Diagnose and rectify faults in digital control systems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks
Utilise industry standard programs and equipment to develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable PLC controllers
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
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A desire to further expand your industry knowledge and skills to advance your career
An interest in industrial instruments and control systems
Strong attention to detail
Enjoyment problem solving and analysing electrical issues
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class) install, modify, maintain and repair complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles.
Other jobs include: senior technician, supervisor and instrumentation specialist.
There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control. It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting the NSW Fair Trading website or your state licensing body.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control does not have any related courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1280 Weighting points, including 1080 core and 200 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.
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