Become part of the wave of future technologies in automation
Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations and utilising new and emerging technologies to automate processes. Be ahead of the curve and ensure your path to a job of the future.
This course allows students to develop a good understanding of the emerging technologies in the resources sector. Learn how automation is innovating mobile and fixed plant operations, get an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and process control operations. These skills are in high demand in the sector, so graduates will be well placed to pursue a traineeship or apprenticeship following this course.
The course will equip students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to demonstrate:
- an awareness of an autonomous workplace
- how it operates
- what unique safety systems are present
- how the human-machine interface operates
- what, why and how data is used within such workplaces.
The course also provides an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions.
Study at Munster Campus three days a week with specialist simulation facilities available to allow students to develop real-world experience.
This course is also available if you are still at school through VET DSS. Email us to find out more.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
Attendance in class
This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 326 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 12 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and drones, remote control vehicle models.