This gap training in Electrical Instrumentation is a natural progression for electrical workers with an unrestricted electrician’s licence. Two years of relevant industry experience is recommended but it is not mandatory. Industrial experience assists student success but is not a barrier to entry.
This post-trade professional development course is aimed at those keen participants, who have completed an UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation with PMV or other RTOs and are keen on learning and gaining field instruments and control systems competencies to broaden their knowledge and skills. You will need to meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories.
This qualification provides competencies to: select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair, maintain and commission electrical and instrumentation and control system installations. The course also covers setting up and recording of physical/chemical phenomena and related process control systems in the Australian mining, process, oil and gas industries.
PMV delivers and assesses electrical courses in a logical sequence and holistic manner. Units of competency are divided into subject matter areas. These subject areas are developed into sections, starting from simple to more complex concepts, which are contextualised based on industrial experience.
This course offers gap training for eligible participants to achieve UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control.
The course includes: theory; samples of equipment; demonstrations; videos and hands-on calibration; writing PLC programs, setting up of field instruments; fault finding; tuning loops from a control system HMI; selection, bending and terminating the control system wiring and tubing, and assessment exercises.
Part 1 – This professional development training is delivered in 7 six days + Break + 7 days intensive format, including hands-on work on a purpose built industrial instrumentation skid and control system, in the following format:
- Class room delivery of required knowledge; selection of instruments, including demonstrations; videos; assessment questions. (40% weighting)
- Hands-on training and assessment including: setting up of HMI; calibration of the field instruments; installing instruments; fault finding; tuning loops from a control system HMI; selection, bending and terminating the control system wiring and tubing. (60% weighting)
The following is covered in the hands-on practical exercises to develop competencies in instrumentation at PMV:
- Selection and calibration of instruments;
- Installing process instrumentation and control System;
- Selecting and installing control cabling and tubing, termination and testing;
- Setting up of field instruments and loop testing from HMI and control systems; and,
- Fault finding on instruments and process control system on the purpose built industrial instrumentation skid.
Part 2 – This involves the verification of industry experience in an instrumentation workplace through completion of a “Previous Work Recognition” (PWR) form, from one or more supervisors/jobs:
- Your supervisor must be an instrumentation technician or instrumentation engineer with requisite field experience;
- The site/s must have facilities and equipment for participants to gain workplace/industry experience in the variety of electrical installations required;
- The field experience must be current i.e. within the last two years;
- Alternatively, you can get your industry experience verified from current or future job(s)/project(s).
Part 1 involves: in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests; hands-on exercises on selection of field instruments; calibration and setting up of field instruments and loop testing from HMI and control systems; and, fault finding on instruments and process control system on a purpose built industrial instrumentation skid.
Units of competency in the qualification are not covered separately one after the other. Delivery and assessment are undertaken by grouping the units of competency into subject areas that align with instrumentation work in the industry. Successful completion of any individual subject assessment does not ensure the participant is competent in the unit of competency, unless the participant has also been found to be competent in practical assessments, including: UEENEEI107A, UEENEEI108A, UEENEEI110A, UEENEEI111A, UEENEEI112A, UEENEEI113A, UEENEEI114A and UEENEE117A. As such, students are not likely to achieve any individual unit of competency in the first contact delivery week.
PMV provides ongoing feedback. Where it is noticed that many students haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide feedback to the PMV trainer to repeat that section of the delivery, prior to moving on to the next section. If there are one or two students who haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide individual or small group coaching.
Part 2 involves: verification of previous and present experience in an instrumentation workplace. Alternatively, you can obtain weekly verification of your current work experience until this requirement is met.
The course will cover the following units of competency:
|UEENEEC024B||Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE119A+||Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits|
|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|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
|UEENEEP013A+||Disconnect – reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring|
|UEENEEI114A+||Troubleshoot process control systems|
|UEENEEI117A+||Calibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments|
|UEENEEC001B^||Maintain documentation (RPL only)|
|UEENEED101A^||Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace (RPL only)|
Units of competency in the preceding table shown with a ^ attract credit for those with the same units in their UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation or equivalent. Units shown with a + have prerequisite units that must be met prior to, or concurrently with assessment of the related units. Some prerequisites are included in the gap training and the remainder can be achieved via credit for units already held if you are a licensed Electrician or through recognition of prior learning (more about this later).
Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification
The following additional units are required for award of the full qualification and these can be achieved via credit if you have an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and current industry experience.
‘Reference: UEENEEG105A – Those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirements of this unit and its prerequisite requirements’ (UEE11 Training Package Release 1.5 December 2014).
|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|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEI108A||Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment|
When you provide a copy of your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and evidence of industry currency you will be credited with these units and when you successfully complete the course you will be awarded the qualification UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control.
Eligibility for Award of Statement of Attainment
If having provided a copy of your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence, you are unable to successfully complete the full course you will still be eligible for a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency achieved. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and you meet the prerequisites of the individual units of competency, have current industry experience and successfully complete the course, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency you have achieved. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence there is the potential to achieve the full qualification by meeting the requirements of the remaining units needed for the licence. The remaining units are part of UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician which can be completed as an apprenticeship through various Australian RTOs including our partner Central Institute of Technology.
UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
This post-trade and professional development instrumentation course, delivered by PMV is a gap training course. The UEE11 Training Package does not have entry requirements that must be met for this qualification.
Many of the units in the UEE11 Training Package have prerequisites. Granting competency in these units must be made after or concurrently with confirming competency in the related prerequisite units.
However it is a PMV entry requirement that candidates must already hold an unrestricted Electrician’s licence to undertake the gap training to achieve the qualification. Students holding a UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation will achieve additional credit for any instrumentation electives selected that are common to that qualification and UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control.
Verification of an electrician’s licence and/or assessment of prerequisites will be completed at the time of enrolment. All required trade licences and enrolment documentation will need to be submitted at the time of enrolment. Prerequisite units can also be achieved through Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)/Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
- All students are requested to bring a USB and their personal laptops for both weeks. Laptops are required to complete a variety of exercises in class and therefore must have the functional programs: MS Word, MS Excel, and mobile Internet modem to secure Internet access. Students are expected to have working knowledge of these programs.
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software will be installed on participants’ laptops the first week of the course.
- Please refrain from using tablets and Apple Mac laptops as software is generally not compatible with these devices. Software provided during the course requires a Windows operating system to run.
Electronic copies of the student resources will be handed to students on week 1 of the training. Students are to develop a “Portfolio of Evidence” for their competencies as they progress through the course. This will be submitted to PMV assessors for review and sign off.