C4317 - Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control

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Plan: C4317C - Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control
Qualification national code: UEE42211
Nominal hours: 1280
Career: TAFE
Duration: 4 years
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain electrical, instrumentation and control equipment in buildings and premises.  It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’. You will gain the following knowledge and skills:

Graduates from this program can expect to work in areas including mining, food manufacturing, water supply and petrochemical.    

participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan,

identify OH&S hazards and risks and document control measure, implement and monitor OHS procedures and policies 

use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals

apply to your work functions environmentally and sustainable energy procedures

fixing and securing electrotechnology equipment

fabrication, dismantling and assembling of utilities industry components

use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications

terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

solve problems in d.c.  and a.c.circuits and single & three phase low voltage machines

arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

troubleshoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

develop and connect electrical control circuits

install low voltage wiring and accessories appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations

verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

Solve problems in pressure measurement circuits and systems density/level measurement circuits and systems

flow measurement circuits and systems, temperature measurement circuits and systems

Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems


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Articulation and pathways

RMIT University recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Credit will therefore be given for units of competency for which an original official certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced. Students can use this program to articulate into higher level programs.

Gaining credit for previous study or experience

RPL and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants' skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties, hobbies).

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Your first step is to get a job in the industry. From there you can start your apprenticeship.

To undertake a Victorian apprenticeship, you must register with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider (Apprenticeship Network) and nominate RMIT as your preferred Registered Training Organisation (RTO). We'll contact you as soon as we're notified by the Apprenticeship Network.


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External accreditation and industry links

The school has strong links with Industry. 

On sucessful completion of this program, students can gain an unrestricted electrical licence, endorsed by Energy Safe Victoria which enables the student to work as a licensed electrician

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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