Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Cert III Instrumentation Control
Course Code
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014

Mitchell Gazzard
Phone: (03) 5127 0236
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: mitchellg@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Please note: this course is not offered online, apologies for any inconvenience.

Qualified Instrumentation tradespeople are employed in commercial, industrial and heavy industry sectors and are especially in demand in the mining, power generation and other natural resource sectors, both locally and interstate.

This qualification provides competencies to undertake maintenance, installation, calibration, modifications and commissioning of systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control.

Employer Incentives
Where a person qualified to Certificate III in Electrotechnology is enrolled in and completes this qualification their employer may be eligible to receive government incentives of up to $5000.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Instrumentation Tradesperson

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice in the electrotechnology industry and have a valid contract of training in place

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Competency Standard Units
All core competency standard units to be achieved
Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controllers using ladder instruction set
Apply OHS practices in the workplace
Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
Fix and secure equipment
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
Document occupational hazards and risks in instrumentation
Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
UEENEEI001B Install and set up transducers and sensing devices
UEENEEI002B Solve problems in pressure measurement systems
UEENEEI003B  Solve problems in density/level measurement systems 
UEENEEI004B Solve problems in flow measurement systems
UEENEEI005B Solve problems in temperature measurement systems
UEENEEI006B Solve problems in process controllers, transmitters and converters
UEENEEI007B Install process instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
UEENEEI008B Install process control apparatus and associated equipment
Set up and adjust process control loops
Verify compliance and functionality of process control installations
Select equipment for process control systems
Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply
Stream Core Competency Standard Units
At least 2 of the following competency standard units to be achieved
Maintain documentation
Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
Deliver a service to customers
Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus  
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Competency Standard Units
In accordance with Schedule 3, which forms an integral part of this qualification, achieve a Unit Strand Total of at least 4 as specified.
1. Prerequisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.
2. In selecting elective units considerations to career planning advice should be given to units that form part of a prerequisite pathway for the progression to achieve particular competencies or qualification at a higher level.