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Importance of continuous professional development and up-skilling with short courses

Importance of continuous professional development and up-skilling with short courses

Oct 11, 2021


In this era of advanced technology and industrial equipment, being competent in the industry means more than just having beginner skills.

Electricians, Technicians, and Engineers, need to keep up with the advancements in the industrial development. The rapid technological innovation and changes to AS/NZS Standards, has reinforced the increasing demand for up-skilling and continuous professional development.

PMV’s short courses and post-trade training provide a great value on the students’ future career progression. Many companies prefer to hire workers who are familiar with the latest developments and current industry trends. To enhance their skill sets and to advance their profession, students must be exposed to a broad range of fundamental principles and related practical industry practices and procedures.

Skill upgrade for Electricians, Instrumentation Technicians and Engineers, is essential to increase your employment opportunities and career progression. The industry looks favourably for technicians who have skills that match industry trends, for example, who can use technology to:

  • Calibrate and solve problems in instrumentation and control system
  • Design, install, fault find and commission LV/ HV Electrical System
  • Update the older electrical installation to comply with current codes and safety requirements
  • Design, install, and commission Grid Connect PV/ Battery Charge System

As a Registered Training Organisation, PMV offers courses that enable students to learn the practical skills of electrical training, using the latest equipment and installation techniques in accordance with current industry standards (AS/NZS and IEC). By providing the skill sets that are in demand in the industry, PMV training provides the opportunity to earn higher wages and a wider range of employment opportunities.

Some of the Short Courses available at PMV include:

1. PLC Automation Short Course – Basic 

The PLC Automation Course (Basic) by PMV involve participants setting up the controller and HMI hardware, then writing, testing, and troubleshooting simple programs. In addition to the requirements for operator control, status indication, alarms, and maintenance policy, there are functional requirements as well.

The training is geared toward electricians, electrical maintenance personnel, and design engineers, as well as those who need to familiarize themselves with programmable controller and automation technologies used in the construction, building, and industrial automation industries.

This course blends 30% theory with 70% practical training in the kind of industrial environment you’re likely to find in a typically modern setting with PLC control systems.

2. PLC Automation Short Course – Advanced 

The PLC Automation Course (Advanced) by PMV is a post-trade course designed for professionals looking to enhance their principles and skills related to PLCs and process control.

This PLC course teaches participants how to program, test, and troubleshoot sequential process applications using the Siemens S7-300 series controller. Operational requirements include operator control, status indication, alarms, maintenance procedure, process data, fault diagnosis, and safety policy.

3. Hazardous Areas Classification and Design

This course is for electricians and engineers involved in the classification of hazardous areas – the determination of (i) where in a facility the hazardous zones exist, and (ii) the properties of the zones identified.

This design part of the course is intended for electrical and instrumentation designers working in hazardous area industries. It focusses on equipment selection and installation design and documentation, including intrinsically safe system verification and maximum power dissipation calculations for increased safety installations.

4. Plan and Perform High Voltage Switching Operation 

This post-trade professional development gap training is aimed at and encourages candidates who will be performing the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator.

The course, in line with current industry procedures and workplace practices, allowing participants to experience control room scenarios and hands-on in-the-field switching operations.

5. Solar Grid Connect PV Design and Install 

This solar grid connect PV course is designed for electricians and engineers, and provides a pathway to Clean Energy Council Grid Connected PV Design and Installation Accreditation.

This course focuses on design, install, configure, test and commissioning of grid connected power supply systems.

There is also a further pathway to learn about battery storage and standalone power systems.

These are some of the many short courses provided by PMV, allowing participants to find a speciality, and become industry experts.


For further course information, or to book in, contact the office.