Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control DARWIN

UEE31211 - Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control


CRICOS code 0100330


Check the videos below to know more about the job of an Instrument Technician also called Electronic Instrument Trades Worker

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control. On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification. 

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control requires 104 weeks of study (including holidays and work training). This makes about 2 years of study. 

You must attend class 20 hours every week. You will also need to complete self paced learning
from home. Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control includes 480 hours of vocational training (unpaid).

To enrol in Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control you will need to have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent and have an overall IELTS score of 5.5. You must be over 18 years old. Due to the physical requirements of this qualification the student must have the ability to perform CPR on a manikin.

Tuition fee: AUD $24,500

Enrolment fee (non refundable): AUD $200

Materials fee: AUD $300

Tuition fee per term (every 3 months): AUD $3,000

  • Darwin Campus : 11/41 Sadgroves crescent, Winnellie. The campus is easily accessible by bus or with a car and has free parking spaces. 
  • Brisbane Campus : 117 Victoria Crescent, West End QLD.  The campus is easily accessible by bus or with a car and has free parking spaces. 

Intake dates every two months (January, March, May, July, September, November). Please contact support@ausinet.com.au for exact intake dates. 

Assessment of competencies will be done by the trainer throughout the course. You will have to complete written and practical assessments and workplace demonstration and observation.

Future Pathways include :


  • Electrical engineering,
  • Mechatronics engineering,
  • Systems engineering,
  • Power engineering,
  • Distribution and transmission engineering

Job roles associated with Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control relate to instrumentation, manufacturing and process control. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Electronic Instrument Trades worker
  • Instrument Fitter
  • instrument technician
  • Plant Instrumentation technician
  • Plant operator
  • Process instrumentation Technician
  • Maintenance Instrumentation Technician

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL. If requested, the trainer at Ausinet will provide candidates with an RPL Application Form, to assist the candidate in determining if RPL is an appropriate pathway to gain the qualification. If appropriate, candidates will be provided with an RPL Self-Assessment Guide and instructions on how to prepare a portfolio of evidence. The RPL documentation is available on request. Please see the Student Handbook or enquire at the RTO for the procedure on how to apply.

CodeUnit of CompetencyPoints (Hours)
UEENEEC024BParticipate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities60
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components40
UEENEEE104ASolve problems in d.c. circuits80
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electro technology equipment20
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications40
UEENEEE119ASolve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits40
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electro technology work20
UEENEEI101AUse instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals40
UEENEEI102ASolve problems in pressure measurement components and systems40
UEENEEI103ASolve problems in density/level measurement components and systems40
UEENEEI104ASolve problems in flow measurement components and systems40
UEENEEI105ASolve problems in temperature measurement components and systems40
UEENEEI106ASet up and adjust PID control loops40
UEENEEI107AInstall instrumentation and control cabling and tubing20
UEENEEI108AInstall instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment20
UEENEEI110ASet up and adjust advanced PID process control loops40
UEENEEI111AFind and rectify faults in process final control element40
UEENEEI112AVerify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations40
UEENEEI113ASetup and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks60
UEENEEI150ADevelop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers60
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector20
UEENEEP013ADisconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring60
UEENEED104AUse engineering applications software on personal computers40
UEENEEI114ATrouble shoot process control systems60
UEENEEI117ACalibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments40

"Having recently completed my Cert 3 in Instrumentation with Ausinet, I found it was a great experience. Kevin is an excellent and knowledgeable trainer who provides in depth videos and practicals to make sure you get the best learning possible. The class is set up well with a variety of apparatus, everything you need to get the best outcome you can in the range of courses provided. Thank you Kevin" MARK G.

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