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Industrial Automation and Control Technician

As an Industrial Automation and Control Technician you would assemble, set up and program, fault find, repair and maintain automated equipment, apparatus, associated circuits and systems. Work includes the supervision of plant maintenance programs and the provision of technical advice to process staff.

Summary of Training

  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Provide solutions to extra low voltage (ELV) electro-pneumatic control systems and drives
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
  • Apply Quality Systems To Work
  • Maintain Quality Systems within the Team
  • Monitor the implementation of the enterprise's production-maintenance quality control procedures
  • Establish effective workplace relationships
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Assemble, set-up and test personal computing devices
  • Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks
  • Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • Install and configure network systems for internetworking
  • Provide solutions to problems in industrial control systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital subsystems of electronic controls
  • Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • Develop structured programs to control external devices

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10425

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Industrial Automation and Control Technician - UEE43211
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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