Certificate IV in Integrated Technologies (Specialising in Motor Control and Programmable Logic Controllers)
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.
|Study Level||Certificate IV|
PT: 2 years,
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$3,240.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$648.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$9,240.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$640.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 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.
February and July
Part time: 2 years (2 evenings per week)
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 the Institute and CAE 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.
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
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.
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.
|UEENEED104A||USE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE ON PERSONAL COMPUTERS||40.0|
This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.
|VU21087||WRITE PROGRAMS FOR PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS||60.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills re-quired to write, test and modify programs for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). This includes working safely, applying knowledge of control systems, program control functions, de-velop and test control programs using a range of programming language approaches developed for PLCs.
|VU21086||DEVELOP, ENTER AND VERIFY PROGRAMS FOR SCADA SYSTEMS||60.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills re-quired to develop, install and test programs for supervisory control and data acquisition. This includes working safely, process analy-sis, developing database of process conditions, developing Hu-man-Machine Interface (HMI), using dedicated SCADA software packages and documenting programs.
|VU21339||SET UP AND COMMISSION PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS||40.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to set up and commission programmable logic controllers. This includes selecting PLCs suitable for a given control application, determining interfacing requirements, performing installation and/or maintenance tasks, and setting up, testing and making adjustments as per specifications.
|MEM30011A||SET UP BASIC PNEUMATIC CIRCUITS||40.0|
This unit covers setting up and selecting components associated with single linear pneumatic systems.
|VU21573||DIAGNOSE AND RECTIFY FAULTS IN AC.MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM||60.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and rectify faults in AC motor control systems. This includes working safely; applying knowledge of AC motor control systems and operating parameters to logical fault finding processes, implementing fault rectification, safety and functional testing and interpreting technical data.
|VU21610||PERFORM PRECISION MEASUREMENTS||30.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to make accurate measurements using a wide range of basic engineering and scientific measuring instruments and devices
|VU21574||DIAGNOSE AND RECTIFY FAULTS IN DC. MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEMS||60.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and rectify faults in DC motor control systems. This includes working safely; applying knowledge of DC motor control systems and operating parameters to logical fault finding processes, implementing fault rectification, safety and functional testing and interpreting technical data.
|VU21572||INSTALL AND MAINTAIN INDUCTION MOTORS||60.0|
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to set up, adjust, maintain and modify electronically controlled robotically operated complex systems. This includes working safely; applying knowledge of both electronic control and robotic components to set up an integrated system, collecting and analysing data, problem solving and documenting set up and modification