Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 5 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Instrumentation and Control course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for those who want to work in the instrumentation and control
    industry. You will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find,
    repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of
    physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control equipment.

    Course outcomes and careers

    General electronic instrument tradesperson / instrument fitter.


    Completion of this qualification, with appropriate elective units, can provide
    credit towards a Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control.

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault
    find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of
    physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course.

    However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language,
    literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each
    Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

    Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate
    simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 23 or Wednesday 24 January 2018, between 12:00a.m to 6:00p.m, at Ultimo College, Main Campus, Cnr Thomas & Jones Street, Ultimo, Building P, Level 1, Room P1.15.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day: 8:00a.m - 4:30p.m.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector20
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
    UEENEEI150ADevelop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers60
    UEENEEP010ADisconnect - reconnect appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring54
    UEENEEP013ADisconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring54
    UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work20
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components40
    UEENEEI111AFind and rectify faults in process final control elements40
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment20
    UEENEEI108AInstall instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment20
    UEENEEI107AInstall instrumentation and control cabling and tubing20
    UEENEEC024BParticipate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities20
    UEENEEH102ARepairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components40
    UEENEEI110ASet up and adjust advanced PID process control loops40
    UEENEEI106ASet up and adjust PID control loops40
    UEENEEI131ASet up gas analysis measuring and control instruments20
    UEENEEI132ASet up water analysis measuring and control instruments20
    UEENEEI113ASetup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks60
    UEENEEE104ASolve problems in d.c. circuits72
    UEENEEI103ASolve problems in density/level measurement components and systems40
    UEENEEI104ASolve problems in flow measurement components and systems40
    UEENEEE119ASolve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits40
    UEENEEI102ASolve problems in pressure measurement components and systems40
    UEENEEI105ASolve problems in temperature measurement components and systems40
    UEENEEH111ATroubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies40
    UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace20
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications40
    UEENEEI101AUse instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals40
    UEENEEI112AVerify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations40



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