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  • UEE31211

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
  • Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson
  • Electrical Instrumentation Technician
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UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

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Course overview

Course overview

Build you 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 140 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.x elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEEC024B
Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105A
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE119A
Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEI101A
Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
UEENEEI102A
Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
UEENEEI103A
Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
UEENEEI104A
Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
UEENEEI105A
Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
UEENEEI106A
Set up and adjust PID control loops
UEENEEI107A
Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
UEENEEI108A
Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
UEENEEI110A
Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
UEENEEI111A
Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
UEENEEI112A
Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
UEENEEI113A
Setup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks
UEENEEI150A
Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
UEENEEK142A
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEP013A
Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTCPR201B
Perform CPR
UEENEED101A
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEI114A
Trouble shoot process control systems
UEENEEI131A
Set up gas analysis measuring and control instruments
UEENEEI132A
Set up water analysis measuring and control instruments
UEENEEI133A
Set up scientific analysis measuring and control instruments

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland