This gap training in electrical instrumentation is a natural progression for electrical workers with an unrestricted electrician’s licence and electrical workers without recognised licences, who meet the individual prerequisites of the units of competency. Two years of relevant industry experience is recommended. You will need to meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories. This UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation is helpful for those who are committed to learn and are keen to gain experience in field instruments and systems installed in the Australian mining, processing, oil and gas industries.
PMV delivers and assesses instrumentation 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 concepts to more complex concepts which are contextualised based on industrial experience.
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 members; and upholding environmental sustainability principles. A formative assessment exercise is given to students to complete, to confirm student understanding of the concepts covered. Our electrical instrumentation courses at AQF level 4 involve: in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests; selection of field instruments; calibration and setting up of field instruments; writing PLC programs; setting and tuning of PID loops.
PMV provide ongoing feedback. Where it is noticed that many students haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide feedback to PMV trainer to repeat that section of the delivery prior to moving to the next section. If there are one or two students who haven’t understood the topic, PMV assessor provides individual or small group coaching.
Successful completion of any individual subject assessment does not ensure that a participant is competent in the related units of competency, unless the participant has been found to be competent in practical assessments including: UEENEEE102A; UEENEEI103A; UEENEEI104A; UEENEEI105A; UEENEEI117A, UEENEEI101A, UEENEEI106A, UEENEEI150A and UEENEEI151A. As such students are not likely to achieve any Unit of Competency in the first contact delivery week.
The gap training program for experienced electricians to achieve UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation covers the fundamental principles of measuring process variables and practical skills to select, install, terminate, fault find and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems in industrial process control environment. The course includes theory, samples of equipment, demonstrations, videos and hands-on calibration, setting up of field instruments, writing PLC programs and assessment exercises.
The course involves training delivery and assessment given through a combination of:
- classroom delivery (7 days + gap + 7 days intensive contact delivery);
- hands-on practical exercises on a purpose built instrumentation skid; and
- instrument calibration and PID loop tuning experience in a simulated work environment
The course will cover the following units of competency:
|UEENEEE038B||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
|UEENEEE101A^||Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE104A^+||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
|UEENEEE107A^+||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|UEENEEG101A^+||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A^+||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
|UEENEEI101A+||Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, 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|
|UEENEEK145A||Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures|
|UEENEED104A+||Use engineering applications software on personal computers|
|UEENEEI150A+||Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers|
|UEENEEI151A+||Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers|
Units of competency in the preceding table shown with a ^ attract credit if you have an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent and current industry experience. Units shown with a + have prerequisite units that must be met prior to, or concurrently with assessment of the related units. Prerequisites are included in the gap training or they 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 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 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 UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation.
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 UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – 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 qualification UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – 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.
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 UEE31211 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control will achieve additional credit for any instrumentation core and electives units that are common with that qualification and UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – 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 Territories. Electrical engineers without licences are only eligible for Statements of Attainment.
Verification of an electrician’s license 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).
- Students are requested to bring copies of the following standards for reference in Part 1:
- AS/NZS 3000-2007
- AS/NZS 3017-2007
- AS/NZS 3019-2007
- AS/NZS 3760-2003
- 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 day of 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 Day 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.