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UEE43211

Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control

Take the next step in your trade career with this intermediate-level course and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become an automation and control technician.

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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$4,510 - $5,010
Subsidised
$5,825 - $6,325
Full Fee
$7,995 - $8,495
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Course overview

Enhance your trade career with this intermediate-level course. You will develop the specialised skills and knowledge needed to become an automation and control technician. With an increasing global appetite for automation systems in the manufacturing sector, demand for skilled tradespeople in this area is growing.

In this course you will learn how to assemble, set up, program, fault find, repair and maintain automated equipment and systems. You will also develop the ability to supervise plant maintenance programs and provide technical advice. Our experienced teachers will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Depending on your choice of electives, successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an automation and control technician.

What can I do?

  • Industrial Automation and Control Technician

Course outcome:

If all required core and elective units completed as listed on www.Training.gov.au up to the required point scale students will receive the UEE43211 - Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control.

If only selected Skill Set units are completed students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the completed units.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 760 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training plan.

Students who hold Trade Certificates can undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for all Core units.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEED104A
    Use engineering applications software on personal computers
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEED104A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE038B
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE038B
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the application of skills and knowledge in taking responsibility for ones own competency development. It encompasses understanding the structure of a competency development plan, participating the development of a personal competency development plan, understanding responsibilities and obligation under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE101A
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE101A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE102A
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE104A
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE107A
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE107A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE117A
    Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE117A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the mandatory requirements of persons in a supervisory role to implement and monitor an organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs. It encompasses understanding an organisation's OHS obligations, providing safety information to staff, implementing and monitoring participative arrangements, safety procedures and training and maintaining safety records.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE119A
    Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE119A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of single source ELV a.c. parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE124A
    Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE124A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers complying and producing an energy sector report. It encompasses determining the safety requirements are met and all regulatory responsibilities are adhered to. The person competent in this unit must demonstrate an ability to identify information sources and collect and analyse and format information applicable to the electrotechnology industry and produce a report as required.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE137A
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE137A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI138A
    Provide solutions to extra low voltage (ELV) electro-pneumatic control systems and drives
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI138A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers developing and implementing control solutions for systems using electro-pneumatic elements operating at extra-low voltage and variable speed drives. It encompasses safe working practices, establishing required control functions, checking device installation, entering instruction into programmable devices, following written and oral instruction and procedures and completing necessary documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide solutions to extra low voltage (ELV) electro-pneumatic control systems and drives

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK145A
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK145A
    Unit description :

    This Competency Standard Unit specifies the outcomes for the collecting, interpretation and application of environmental management information, the identification of environmental impacts and the assessment of risks. It also consists of monitoring while implementing environmentally sustainable work polices and plans an, the development of modifications as part of the review process.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEPOPS202B
    Apply quality systems to work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEPOPS202B
    Unit description :

    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to apply the desired standards to work as specified within the quality system.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply quality systems to work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEPOPS337B
    Maintain quality systems within the team
    UNIT CODE :
    UEPOPS337B
    Unit description :

    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to oversee compliance with performance indicators through the maintenance of quality systems within a team environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain quality systems within the team

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEPOPS416B
    Monitor the implementation of the enterprise's production-maintenance quality control procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEPOPS416B
    Unit description :

    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to monitor the implementation of the production or maintenance quality control procedures at the enterprise level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor the implementation of the enterprise's production-maintenance quality control procedures

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
Varies - Full time and Part time options available
Completed your Electrical trade under a non-UEE qualification
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,010
  • Subsidised: $6,325
  • Full fee: $8,495
Eagle Farm
Anytime
Varies - Full time and Part time options available
Completed your Electrical trade under a UEE qualification
Classroom
  • Concession: $4,510
  • Subsidised: $5,825
  • Full fee: $7,995

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Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control (UEE43211)

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Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control

COURSE CODE: UEE43211
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Must hold a Trade Certificate in one of the following areas:

  • Electrical
  • Instrument Fitter
Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Need to know

Partial Funding

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Future Skills Funding is available for eligible students on two sets units from this course.

Process/Digital Automation Set of Units (six units)

The Process/Digital Automation set of units will enhance electrical and instrumentation fitter trade careers and further develop specialised skills and knowledge needed for an automation and control technician. This set of units will allow you to transition into jobs where you may not currently have the necessary skills and knowledge and contribute in sustaining workforce resilience.

  • UEENEEI150A - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • UEENEEI151A - Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • UEENEEI152A - Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • UEENEEI138A - Provide solutions to extra low voltage (ELV) electro-pneumatic control systems and drives
  • UEENEEI125A - Provide solutions to fluid circuit operations
  • UEENEEI139A - Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Networking Set of Units (nine units)

The Networking set of units will widen your circle of specialised skills needed for automation and data communication analyst roles.  Demand for these roles are rising in the workplace and the set of units will equip you with problem solving skills to monitor network system performance, implement network software additions and build network architecture.

  • UEENEED146A - Set up and configure basic local area network
  • UEENEEF104A - Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling
  • UEENEEF105A - Install and modify optical fibre performance data communication cabling
  • UEENEED102A - Assemble, set-up and set computing devices
  • UEENEEF108A - Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication network
  • UEENEEI150A - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • UEENEEI151A - Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • UEENEEI152A - Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • UEENEED117A - Install and configure network systems for internetworking

To be eligible for funding for the Process/Digital Automation (six units), or the Networking sets of units (nine units), you must:

  • hold a current Electrical or Instrumentation Fitter licence;
  • be aged 15 years or older;
  • no longer be at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen;
  • enrol into all of the units from the desired set; Process/Digital Automation (six units), or Networking (nine units)


Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE43220 - Certificate IV in Industrial Automation and Control, as of 4 October 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 3 October 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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