Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control

Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control - UEE42211

VOCATIONAL

Gain specialist skills and knowledge for in the electrotechnology industry with this practical program.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Part-time 4 years
Fees:

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Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

This Qualification has been superseded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and will change in 2023.

You can still apply for this program and you will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available. This may result in changes to the program structure, content and fees.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

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 student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

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.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

This program may change for 2022 due to the revision of the National Training Package.

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.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control
Program code: C4317
National curriculum code: UEE42211

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control
City Campus
4 years
C4317C
Location
City Campus
Duration
4 years
Plan code
C4317C
CRICOS

Career

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:

  • lighting
  • 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.

Graduates can apply for an A grade electrical licence through Energy Safe Victoria.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Applicants with the following qualifications may be able to gain credit for previous study:

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

2023 fees

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.

Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control 

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$750.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$3,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$8,000* per annum

Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control (apprenticeship)

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$650.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$3,250* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$7,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

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.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

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).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.