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About this course

UEEIC0013 - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

Introduction to Industrial Automation is a complete introduction to all things automation and can be delivered as an accredited unit of competency or a non-accredited short course.

You will be introduced to the principles of automation including pneumatic theory, electrical relay theory, PLC theory, and all associated practicals. The electrical theory and practicals are the underlying knowledge required to understand PLC ladder diagram. This forms the first half of the course. The second half is spent programming and commissioning a Skills Lab training platform to operate to a scope of work. This course has been mapped to the UEEIC0013 - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers, unit of competency. It includes all formal assessments which must be successfully completed under supervision of a TAE qualified assessor in order to obtain the accreditation.



The accredited course has a prerequisite unit UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace. We offer this unit to those that have not already completed it. If required, this unit must be commenced prior to attending the Introduction to Automation course, with self-paced study using the learner resources in the Skills Lab learning management system and completion of a knowledge assessment.


The practical component must be completed as part of this prerequisite, which could then be recognised as one of the assessments for UEEIC0013. More details can be found here.

Trainer Albert Morotti explains more about the course



It is recommended for:

  • Entry level engineers

  • Technician Tradespeople

  • Apprentices and Maintenance teams

  • Operators

Participants should be familiar with basic electrical concepts.

You will cover:

  • Basic variable speed drive configuration 

  • Pneumatic theory and practicals

  • Electrical relay theory and practicals

  • PLC theory and practicals 

Available in: Rockwell Studio5000, Siemens TIA Portal, and Schneider-Electric Control Expert.



Course duration

In this 5-day workshop you will spend the first three days learning all the basics of automation. During the final two days of this course, you will: Program and commission a conveyor training platform to operate to a scope of work.

Pre-reading of course materials is recommended.

Delivery options

Available as standard or tailored training. Introduction to Automation can be offered on a client's site for a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 8 participants. You can also undertake this course through our cyber physical training capability. This means you can be located anywhere with a good internet connection and ideally two screens to work from to book into this training.

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Cyber physical training cost = $1,950 + GST

Course dates

Course dates are available via the Skills Lab Course Dates page.




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