Programmable Logic Control and Automation Level 1


24 hours


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This course introduces programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and industrial control devices used in automation. The focus is on PLC hardware configuration and programming methods using basic logic functions.

Course content

  • PLC system components
  • Interfacing input/output devices
  • CPU configuration
  • Program organisation
  • Memory concepts, addressing, and data types
  • Programming in Ladder and Function Block Diagram
  • HMI panel integration
  • Online interaction with the CPU
  • Monitoring program execution and diagnostics.
  • Timetable

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    How to enrol

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    No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course, however a mechanical or electrical aptitude or background is desirable.

    Materials supplied

    Programming equipment and individual study areas are provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

    Materials to bring

    Participants are required to have a cloud storage account or bring a USB flash drive (min 4GB) for program file storage.

    Suited to

    This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from beginners with no knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), to practitioners wanting to extend their experience with additional platforms.

    Additional notes

    The course encompasses working safely, identifying supply arrangements, following isolation procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safety testing and reporting.


    At the end of this course, participants will be able to select and configure PLC hardware, and create and maintain programs for small machine/process applications with discrete process devices. 

    Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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