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. 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 UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation with PMV or other RTOs and are keen on learning and gaining field instruments and control systems competencies at the next level of complexity.
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 UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation.
It covers the fundamental principles of: measuring process variables; and, practical skills to select, install, terminate, fault find, maintain and commission, electrical and instrumentation equipment and control systems in an industrial environment.
The course includes: theory; samples of equipment; demonstrations; videos and hands-on calibration; setting up of field instruments; configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks; and assessment exercises.
Part 1 – This professional development skill set training is delivered in 6 six days + Gap + 6 days + 6 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; and short answer questions. (40% weighting)
- Hands-on training including: setting up of HMI; calibration of the field instruments; installing instruments; fault finding; tuning loops from control system HMI; selection, bending and terminating the control system wiring and tubing; and, configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks. (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 on the purpose built industrial instrumentation skid; and,
- Configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks.
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; configuring and maintaining industrial control system network; and, fault finding on instruments and process control system on a purpose built industrial instrumentation skid.
Co-assessments for various units are done typically during practical assessments that require students to conduct activities, such as: undertaking calibration of instruments following manufacturer instructions safely; interacting within the group; and, upholding environmental sustainability principles.
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: UEENEEE084A UEENEEI107A, UEENEEI108A, UEENEEI110A, UEENEEI111A, UEENEEI112A, UEENEEI113A, UEENEEI157A and UEENEEK132A. As such, students are not likely to achieve any 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:
|UEENEEE084A||Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|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|
|UEENEEK132A||Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector|
|UEENEEI157A+||Configure and maintain industrial control system networks|
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).
Note: “UEENEEI112A – Those holding a ‘Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control trade qualification or equivalent’ meet the requirements of this unit and its pre-requisite requirements” (UEE11 Training Package Release 1.5 December 2014).
Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification
- The remaining core and elective units required for the qualification will be achieved via the granting of credit for the following units achieved in UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation, or equivalent. Units shown with a ‘+’ have prerequisites that would also have been achieved.
|Core Units||10 remaining core units|
|UEENEEE038B||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|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|
|UEENEEI150A||Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers|
|Electives||1 remaining elective|
|UEENEED101A||Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace (RPL only)|
- The unit UEENEEG105A (and its prerequisites listed in the following table) is required for award of the full qualification. These can be achieved via credit if you have an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and current industry experience.
‘Note: 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).
|UEENEEG105A||Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations|
|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|
|UEENEEG006A||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines|
|UEENEEG033A||Solve problems in single and three phase electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG063A||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuit|
|UEENEEG103A||Install low voltage wiring and accessories|
|UEENEEG104A||Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations|
|UEENEEG106A||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits|
|UEENEEG107A||Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG108A||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG109A||Develop and connect electrical control circuits|
When you provide copies of your qualification and record of results (transcripts) for UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation, along with 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 UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation. As the qualification UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control is embedded within the requirements for the Diploma, if you haven’t already achieved the Certificate III, successful completion of the course may also result in the award of this certificate.
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 UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation.
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 UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation.
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.
UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation
This post-trade and professional development instrumentation course, delivered by PMV is a gap training course. Please note, the UEE11 Training Package specifies that those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirement of UEENEEG105A and its 17 prerequisite requirements.
Students holding a UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation will achieve additional credit for any instrumentation core and electives units that are common with that qualification and UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation.
Electrical workers without electrical licences interested in the gap training course will have to meet prerequisites for individual units of competency and meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian State or Territories. Electrical engineers without electrical licences are only eligible for Statements of Attainment.
Verification of an electrical 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 in week 1 of the training. Students are to develop progressively, a “Portfolio of Evidence” for their competencies. This will be submitted progressively to PMV assessors for review and sign off.