Introduction to the Instrumentation Industry
The global process automation and instrumentation market is anticipated to grow from $70.2 billion in 2017 to $112.2 billion by 2026. As the instrumentation market grows bigger, so does the need for a suitably qualified I&C technicians.
Licenced Instrumentation professionals are rare and, therefore, in-demand and receive an increased pay rate.
Job opportunities in Instrumentation:
- Oil and gas shutdowns (onshore and offshore)
- Mining shutdowns
- Heavy industry shutdowns
- Oil and gas construction
- Mining construction
Certificate III or Certificate IV in Instrumentation: What is the difference?
Whether you decide to undertake Cert 3 IC, or Cert 4 EI, both courses are in demand and upskilling is necessary to stand out and succeed in your career. The table below gives a brief overview of both qualifications and can be used to figure out which course is right for you.
|UEE40411 – Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation (EI)||UEE31211 – Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control (I&C)|
|Funded||Western Australia, South Australia, and Queensland||Fee for Service only|
|Pre-requisite||Valid Unrestricted Electrical Licence||Valid Unrestricted Electrical Licence + UEE40411|
|Course Duration||2 Weeks||2 Weeks|
|Work Experience Requirement||3 weeks for WA fundedcourse only – can be obtained before, in parallel or after the course||1 year I&C experience- can be obtained before, in parallel or after the course|
|Level of Entry||Entrance level in EI and I&C field||I&C System Technician|
|Trade Course||Not a Trade Course||Class B Grade Trade|
|Provide Skills and Competency in||Test + commission + set up + fault find from DCS / PLC / SCADA to field transmitters.||Select + install + terminate + set up + fault find + test field transmitter.|
|Gap Training Provided by PMV||8 Core + 3 Electives||9 Core + 2 Electives|
Cert 4 EI gives you the required knowledge and skill to enter the instrumentation industry, and the Cert 3 IC allows you to specialise further as a lead in instrumentation and control.
Whether you decide to undertake Cert 3 IC, or Cert 4 EI, these courses are required to be competitive in the industry. Upskilling is necessary to progress your career in a highly technical and specialised field, such as instrumentation.
PMV offers training in both courses: