Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2018

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Course Code: EEET7039C

Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4317 - Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable logic controllers

UEENEEI151A Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers.

Course Description

This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for supervisory control and data acquisition. It encompasses working safely, process analysis, developing process condition database and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) using SCADA software package and documenting programming activities.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a license to practice in the workplace. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI152A Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems


1. Prepare to develop programs for supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

Performance Criteria:


OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.


Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.


The extent of the SCADA system is determined from design brief and process specifications.


Process data are analysed for development of graphical design/mimic diagrams.


PLC analogue and digital addresses are related to tag database.


Tag data types are configured in the database.


Graphic objects are created and where appropriate are added to a graphic library. (See Note 1)


Consideration is give to the security requirements for the SCADA system to prevent access by unauthorised personnel.


The SCADA system is configured to provide appropriate reporting mechanisms.


Equipment, software and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Develop and enter programs using dedicated supervisory control and data acquisition software.

Performance Criteria:


Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.


SCADA software is used to develop human-machine interface (HMI) of processes.


Supervisory control functions, data acquisition components and automated tasks are programmed using SCADA software.


Data is manipulated within the SCADA software.


Alarms and limits for process variables are identified and programmed accordingly.


Trends for process variables and limits are programmed accordingly.


Reports are configured to display/print appropriate information.


User rights/security is configured to provide appropriate access to the different sections/controls of the SCADA system.


Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.


3. Monitor, verify and document programming activities.

Performance Criteria:


Device operation is tested in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.


Entered objects and settings are tested as meeting those specified in the design brief.


SCADA software tools are used to test and monitor programs and operating faults, anomalies are identified and rectified.


OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.


SCADA system specification and program are documented in accordance with established procedures.


Work completion is reported and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Ref Workbook

Teaching Schedule

As per timetable

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through CANVAS.

CANVAS is an online resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within CANVAS are the session plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency.

Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

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.

Assessment Tasks

As Above

Assessment Matrix

As Above

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

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  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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