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UEE31220

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Progress your career in instrumentation and control with this apprenticeship qualification. Gain the skills you need to become a trade-qualified electrical instrumentation tradesperson.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Eagle Farm Starts anytime Duration: 7 weeks - Stage 3
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Wide Bay Burnett North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Build your skills in instrumentation and control with this technical trade course. Complete this qualification as part of your apprenticeship to become an electrical instrumentation tradesperson.

With increased automation across a range of industries, workers with skills in instrumentation and control are in demand. Up to 25,000 job openings are expected over the next five years across Australia in the petrochemical, mining, food and manufacturing industries.

In this course you will learn how to install, modify, maintain and repair instrumentation used in measurement and control systems. You'll learn how to apply your skills and knowledge to measure and control temperature, pressure and flow and gain skills in instrumentation and programmable logic controller (PLC) control. Our passionate, highly-experienced teachers and industry-current equipment will ensure your skills are of the high standard required to be successful in your industry.

Successful completion of this course as part of your apprenticeship allows you to become a trade-qualified electrical instrumentation technician and progress to the next level.

What can I do?

  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
  • Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson
  • Electrical Instrumentation Technician

Course outcome:

UEE31220 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Double the skills

You can increase your skill base and improve your career opportunities by undertaking the Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology. By completing this double trade course you'll be skilled to work in multiple disciplines and meet the technical requirements to gain your electrical licence.

Recognition of experience

Your years of industry experience count for something. With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to gain or upgrade your qualifications faster.

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 140 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. If you are doing this course as part of your apprenticeship, elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan. Otherwise, please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training package.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0007
    Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0016
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0016
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0019
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0019
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0020
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0020
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fix, secure and mount electrotechnology equipment to hollow walls, solid walls and metal fixings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0043
    Solve problems in direct current circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0043
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine correct operation of single source direct current (d.c.) series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and provide solutions to various electrotechnology work functions

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0045
    Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0045
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) alternating current (a.c.) circuits.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0051
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0051
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECO0009
    Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECO0009
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in instrumentation, control work and competency development activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0013
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0013
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controller (PLC) (also known as programmable controller) for a system requiring discrete control functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0021
    Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0021
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to find and rectify faults in process final control elements.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0022 , UEEIC0023 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Find and rectify faults in process final control elements

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0022
    Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0022
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0023
    Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0023
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0029
    Set up and adjust PID control loops
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0029
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to set up and adjust proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loops

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0038 , UEEIC0039 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0043 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and adjust PID control loops

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0030
    Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0030
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to set up and adjust advanced proportional-integral-derivative (PID) process control loops.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0029 , UEEIC0038 , UEEIC0039 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0043 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0031
    Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0031
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0029 , UEEIC0030 , UEEIC0038 , UEEIC0039 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0043 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0038
    Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0038
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to set up density/level measurement components and systems and provide solutions to a problem as it applies to a process and control work function.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0039
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0039
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in flow measurement components and systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0041
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0041
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to set up pressure measuring components and systems and provide solutions to a pressure measurement problem as it applies to a process and control work function.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0043
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0043
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems as they apply to various processes and control work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0047
    Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0047
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use instrumentation drawings, specifications, industry standards and equipment manuals relevant to install, maintain and fault find process controls.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0051
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEIC0048
    Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEIC0048
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEIC0029 , UEEIC0030 , UEEIC0031 , UEEIC0038 , UEEIC0039 , UEEIC0041 , UEEIC0043 , UEEIC0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERE0001
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERE0001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERL0004
    Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERL0004
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to disconnect and reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring

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Eagle Farm
Apprenticeship
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DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
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WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control (UEE31220)
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

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, long 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.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, a scientific calculator, and a ruler, set square, protractor and compass.

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.

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

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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