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52851WA Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations

National ID: 52851WA State ID: BGO91
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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 gain knowledge and skills to perform the tasks associated with a role in industry working in Remote Control operations centres.


  • optimising performance of a complex control system within the organisation
  • using knowledge of the organisation’s value chain to improve quality outcomes
  • optimising automated operations as a controller in a specialist area
  • maintaining continuity of operational control through effective briefings and handovers
  • using a range of communication technology to communicate remotely with team members or other stakeholders
  • managing situational awareness and other factors that affect personal performance to reduce the likelihood and severity of errors
  • making informed decisions in known or predictable situations and undertaking dynamic decision making in complex, high consequence situations
  • controlling automation safety risks
  • influencing quality outcomes through collaborative work practices and informal leadership of colleagues
Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Full time study

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time for 15 weeks.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

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 (pens, highlighter, notepad).

Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional requirements to suit process plant safety, such as long sleeve shirt, long trousers and steel-capped boots. Hard hats and safety glasses will be supplied by us. 

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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 14 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2022

Duration 14 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Munster
How On Campus

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