Course Title: Set up and adjust PID control loops

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3297 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Course Title: Set up and adjust PID control loops

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers providing solutions to predictable problems in process control loops. It encompasses working safely, applying logical problem solving procedures, evaluating performance, the use of measuring devices, providing solutions to predictable control problems, and documenting solutions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.
Where pre-requisite pathways have been identified. All competencies in the Common Unit Group must be have been completed plus all the competencies in one (1) of the identified Pathway Unit Group(s):
Instrumentation and Control
Common Unit Group
1. UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
2. UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
3. UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
4. UEENEEI101A Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
5. UEENEEI102A Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
6. UEENEEI103A Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
7. UEENEEI104A Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
8. UEENEEI105A Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
Electrical Pathway Group
9. UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
10. UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
Instrumentation and Control Pathway Group
11. UEENEEE119A Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI106A Set up and adjust PID control loops


1. Prepare to work on process control loops.

2. Solve process control loops problems.

3. Complete work and provide status report(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.