Industrial automation has significantly changed in recent years through digitalisation and the resulting convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT).
Accessing sites remotely, rather than attending in person, is common practice while data is often now stored in cloud-based systems.
This course is best suited to electricians or those working in a similar field.
The industrial automation industry now requires electricians to understand the different hardware used in modern control systems, along with the ability to troubleshoot the software and the incoming and outgoing signals. After completing this micro-credential, learners will be able to:
Connect and configure control system hardware, such as PLCs, RTUs, radios, and edge gateways.
Understand industry-leading industrial communication protocols, including their benefits and limitations.
Install, maintain, and fault-find industrial automation hardware.
Fault-find and troubleshoot control system software.
Understand the value of utilising data and analytics to support predictive maintenance.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
All course materials and activities will be accessed through Skill Lab's learning management system and the training will be facilitated in real-time using our cyber physical capability. Our cyber physical training provides live, face-to-face training from your home or office while ensuring an authentic in-lab experience. Students gain supervised remote access to state-of-the-art industry equipment, just as if they were sitting together in the Lab doing all the required practical industry learning.
All course materials will be provided electronically using the Skills Lab online learning management system.
Volume of Learning
This micro-credential will involve a volume of learning of approximately 40 hours of student effort.
Digital badge and certificates
On successful completion of the micro-credential assessment tasks, you will be issued with a Skills Lab digital badge to recognise your achievement.
Block 1 Course Dates:
- 19th Jun 2023 – 23rd Jun 2023
Block 2 Course Dates:
- 31st Jul 2023 – 04th Aug 2023
Block 3 Course Dates:
- 11th Sep 2023 – 15th Sep 2023
Block 4 Course Dates:
- 23rd Oct 2023 – 27th Oct 2023
Block 5 Course Dates:
- 04th Dec 2023 – 08th Dec 2023
Please note this micro-credential is currently open to residents of NSW only. Evidence of NSW residence will be required at the time of enrolment.