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UEE31211

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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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time NEXT START DATE 30 May 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Wide Bay Burnett North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$5,900 - $9,585

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:

UEE31211 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
  • UEENEEC024B
    Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEC024B
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations 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 instrumentation and control work and competency development activities

  • 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
  • UEENEEE105A
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • UEENEEI101A
    Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI101A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers using drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manual applicable to installing, maintaining and fault finding process controls. It encompasses the principles of process control embodied in drawings, standards, specifications and equipment manuals, matching equipment with that specified for a given function and location and determining the connections required between pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment from instrumentation drawings and specifications


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI102A
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers setting up pressure measuring components and systems and providing solutions to pressure measurement problems as they apply to various process and control work functions. It encompasses working safely, setting up and calibrating pressure measuring components and systems, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in pressure measurement components and systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI103A
    Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI103A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers setting up density/level measuring components and systems and providing solutions to density/level measurement problems as they apply to various process and control work functions. It encompasses working safely, setting up and calibrating density/level measuring components and systems, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in density/level measurement components and systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI104A
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers setting up flow measuring components and systems and providing solutions to flow measurement problems as they apply to various process and control work functions. It encompasses working safely, setting up and calibrating flow measuring systems, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in flow measurement systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI105A
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers setting up temperature measuring components and systems and providing solutions to temperature measurement problems as they apply to various process and control work functions. It encompasses working safely, setting up and calibrating temperature measuring components and systems, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in temperature measurement components and systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI106A
    Set up and adjust PID control loops
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI106A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers providing solutions to predictable problems in process control loops. It encompasses working safely, applying logical problem solving procedures, evaluating performance, the use of measuring devices, providing solutions to predictable control problems, and documenting solutions. All prerequisites below must be completed plus all competencies in one of the identified Pathway Unit Groups. Please see details here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEEI106A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A , UEENEEI103A , UEENEEI104A , UEENEEI105A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and adjust PID control loops

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI107A
    Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI107A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation and termination of instrument and control cabling and tubing for chemical, industrial or food processing systems or equipment used in medical procedures. It encompasses working safely and to standards, routing cables and tubing to specified locations, terminating cables and tubing and connecting wiring at accessories and at instruments and control apparatus and completing the necessary installation documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI108A
    Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI108A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation of measurement, monitoring and control apparatus and associated equipment. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, matching equipment with that specified for a given location, placing and securing equipment accurately, making required pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI110A
    Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI110A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers setting up and adjustment of advanced PID controllers and control elements to specified output. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following set-up and adjustment procedures, applying knowledge of process requirements, testing and reporting. All prerequisites below must be completed plus all competencies in one of the identified Pathway Unit Groups. Please see details here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEEI110A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A , UEENEEI103A , UEENEEI104A , UEENEEI105A , UEENEEI106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI111A
    Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI111A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers finding and repairing faults in final control elements, including control valves, actuators and positioners. It encompasses working safely, interpreting valve specifications, applying knowledge of final control elements operating parameters, conducting tests and repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI107A , UEENEEI108A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Find and rectify faults in process final control elements

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI112A
    Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI112A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers pre-commissioning testing and visual inspection for verifying that installed instrumentation and control apparatus in non-hazardous areas is safe and complies with requirements. It encompasses procedures for safely conducting safety tests, conducting visual inspections, identifying non-compliance defects and reporting requirements. All prerequisites below must be completed plus all competencies in one of the identified Pathway Unit Groups. Please see details here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEEI112A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A , UEENEEI103A , UEENEEI104A , UEENEEI105A , UEENEEI106A , UEENEEI110A , UEENEEI113A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI113A
    Setup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI113A
    Unit description :
    This unit covers the setting up and configuring human machine interface and industrial networks for process control systems to meet performance standards. This encompasses the adoption of process control schemes that meet safety and process requirements, selection of control equipment and interconnecting cabling and tubing/piping based on calculated and deemed-to-comply arrangements. All prerequisites below must be completed plus all competencies in one of the identified Pathway Unit Groups. Please see details here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEEI113A

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEI101A , UEENEEI102A , UEENEEI103A , UEENEEI104A , UEENEEI105A , UEENEEI106A , UEENEEI110A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Setup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEI150A
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEI150A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for programmable controllers (PLC) for a system requiring discrete control functions.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK142A
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK142A
    Unit description :

    This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEP013A
    Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEP013A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers disconnecting and reconnecting control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle work function. It encompasses working safely, identifying supply arrangements, following isolation procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safely testing and reporting. The unit coverage excludes disconnecting or reconnecting circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices etc); or installation of, or alteration to, any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installing work).


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
30 May 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
Eagle Farm
18 Jul 2022
7 Weeks - Stage 2
Full time 5 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $5,900
Eagle Farm
29 Aug 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
Eagle Farm
24 Oct 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
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WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
Apprenticeship
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
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
30 May 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
Eagle Farm
18 Jul 2022
7 Weeks - Stage 2
Full time 5 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $5,900
Eagle Farm
29 Aug 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
Eagle Farm
24 Oct 2022
7 weeks - Stage 3
Full time 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $9,585
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Eagle Farm
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
Apprenticeship
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 (UEE31211)
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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.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE31220 - Certificate III in Instrumentation 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.

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

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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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