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The Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control provides you with skills and knowledge in instrumentation and process automation & control. With the skills and technical knowledge obtained from the course, students may advance into an industry which currently faces a shortage in skilled workers and is highly regarded on an international scale.

This qualification is delivered face to face in the classroom and an adjoining workshop with self-paced independent learning and a 480 hour work placement in the industry. Students will be provided with all learning
resources and PPE.

The Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control is a 2-year program, including a work placement and holiday breaks. We currently offer this course at the Gold Coast and Cairns. There are two set intakes available each year, with the possibility of additional intakes by special request. Please contact us for specific dates.


Why you should study the Cert.III in Instrumentation and Control 

Core Units: 

✓ Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities

✓ Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

✓ Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

✓ Solve problems in d.c. circuits

✓ Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

✓ Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

✓ Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

✓ Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

✓ Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals

✓ Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems

✓ Solve problems in density level measurement components and systems

✓ Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems

✓ Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems

✓ Set up and adjust PID control loops

✓ Install process instrumentation and tubing and control cabling

✓ Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment

✓ Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

✓ Find and rectify faults in process final control elements

✓ Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations

✓ Setup and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks

✓ Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

✓ Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

✓ Disconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring

Elective Units: 

✓ Maintain documentation

✓ Use basic computer applications relevant to a energy sector workplace

✓ Provide basic instructions in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

✓ Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

✓ Calibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments

Course Duration: 2 years (incl. holiday breaks)

Classes/workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9am - 3.30pm.

The Australian student visa allows you to work 40 hours per fortnight during academic weeks and full-time during school holidays.


Instrumentation and Control Career 


The Cert. III in Instrumentation and Control provides you with skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control.

A variety of opportunities exists for this high in demand occupation in numerous industries that require these advanced skills sets as a qualified Instrument Fitter:

✓ Water/wastewater treatment

✓ Oil/Gas including coal seam gas and coal

✓ Mining, pharmaceutical, automotive, breweries, cement, paper industries and manufacturing


✓ Instrument Fitter

✓ Instrumentation Fitter

✓ Instrumentation Technician

✓ Electronics Tradesperson

✓ Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson

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