Programmable Logic Control and Automation Level 4


24 hours


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Next Intake

19 November


This advanced course explores the configuration of programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and industrial control devices used in automation. PLC 4 introduces design and programming methods for large-scale distributed control systems. The focus is on modular program elements with defined interfaces and communication protocols between function blocks.

Course content

  • State diagrams
  • State machines
  • Applying object-oriented concepts
  • Programming in Structured Text language
  • Function block data interfaces and connections
  • Multi-element variables
  • HMI VB script
  • CPU to CPU communication
  • Timetable

    How to enrol

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    All participants should have completed Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 3 or have equivalent experience.

    Materials supplied

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

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

    Suited to

    This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced practitioners wanting to extend their experience with object-oriented solutions.


    At the end of this course, participants will able to apply object-oriented concepts to the design, implementation and maintenance of distributed systems.

    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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