About the course

About the course

In our integrated technologies course, you will learn about the industrial electrical trade with a focus on the design and development of motor control circuits, pneumatic controls and automation, as well as Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programs and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

You'll learn how to write programs for PLC, how to set up and commission PLC, how to install and maintain induction motors, how to develop enter and verify programs for scada systems  and how to diagnose and rectify faults in both AC and DC motor drive systems.

Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Part time: 2 years (2 evenings per week) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

There are wide employment opportunities for graduates from this course. The skills you develop will prepare you to undertake work across a wide range of activities in emerging technology. Typical job roles include:

  • leading tradesperson
  • service technician
  • systems manager
  • facilities manager
  • small team leader

A diverse range of industries employ graduates from this course, such as small and large enterprises involved with manufacturing, medical equipment servicing, mining, building automation, computer networking, process control or blends of these technologies.

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Entry Requirements

This course is targeted at qualified electricians or apprentices currently undertaking the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. 

Credits may be available for units previously completed in other courses.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry at the beginning of the year

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion, you may be able to gain credits into the following courses:

  • Diploma of Engineering Technology
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$672$3,360$9,360
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$640$640$640
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,552$4,240$10,240
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,552$4,240$10,240
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

You must complete the following units to gain this certificate:

  • 8 core units covering technology, mathematics, engineering and OH&S
  • 4 control technologies units
  • 4 electrotechnology units
  • 2 or 3 general elective units

Some core units may be delivered concurrently with control technologies or electrotechnology units.

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