National code: UEE42220

Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

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:

  • 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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

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.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    30 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    51 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.


  • Gender share

    0% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.


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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control does not have any related 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 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.

  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan UEECD0027

  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report UEECD0010

  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers UEEIC0013

  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems UEEIC0018

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