Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control
This apprenticeship is for those employed as instrument or electrical apprentices, or for licensed electricians who would like to upskill in the area of instrumentation and become a dual-tradesperson.
The program will help you progress within the diverse electrotechnology industry, which includes electrical engineering, industrial measurements and control, electrical appliances servicing, electronic and radio communication equipment and wiring installation.
You'll learn to select, install, set up, test, troubleshoot, repair, maintain and commission instruments to measure and record physical and chemical actions, and associated process control systems.
On-the-job training with your employer is combined with studying at RMIT. You’ll complete practical and theoretical classes to gain the skills and knowledge to work at a trade level in the electrical or instrumentation industries.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This program has strong links to industry through a well-established Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC includes professionals from a range of organisations, who provide regular feedback on the program and the changing needs of industry.
Teaching staff have extensive experience and networks.
You'll learn about control concepts, pressure, level and flow measurement principles, Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control principles, process control systems and industrial networking.
You'll gain skills in:
- checking instruments for accuracy and calibrating them to manufacturers’ specifications
- installing industrial instruments and equipment such as control panels, sensors, transmitters and controllers
- developing and verifying discrete control programs for programmable controllers
- using instrumentation drawings, diagrams, standards, schedules and equipment manuals
- finding and rectifying faults in final control elements
- industrial networking.
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Program code: C4317
National curriculum code: UEE42211
There is currently a significant shortage of trained specialists in instrumentation and control, and candidates who can show expertise across both areas can expect strong employment opportunities and wage prospects.
When you complete this program, you can find work in:
- general power
- fire protection and security
- robotics and automated process systems
- instrumentation (food processing, water, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing)
- optical data and voice systems
- electrical motors and control systems.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Graduates may be eligible to apply for credit towards the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical.
Applicants with the following qualifications may be able to gain credit for previous study:
- Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control or equivalent
- Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation or equivalent.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.