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52844WA Course in Working Effectively in an Automated Workplace

National ID: 52844WA State ID: BGO43
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Begin your career in the exciting world of automation

This introductory course will prepare students how to use data and work effectively in a workplace using automation.

Automation is just one of the Industry 4.0 trends in accelerating the efficiency of organisations, 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 is ideal for apprentices looking to extend their skills as an add-on to their apprenticeship, or the units can form part of an apprenticeship. For those not already registered as an apprentice, this course is also suitable as it gives newcomers to the industry a chance to explore the world of automation. 

Attendance is at Munster campus, as a four day face to face course, Tuesday to Friday, in Semester 2.

Free places for eligible students!

Rio Tinto are now funding places for eligible students, that have been displaced as a result of COVID-19, to study this course for free. Eligible students include displaced apprentices, individuals receiving Job Keeper or Job Seeker, or hold a valid and current concession card. This training is available from now until 31 December 2020. Please see below for upcoming dates. To enquire or apply,  call 13 64 64  or email Thornlie.JSC@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Available dates in Semester 2, 2020 are:

  • October 27-30
  • November 3-6
  • November 17-20
  • November 24-27
  • December 8-11

Units included in this course:

AWADAT0001 – Use Data in an Automated Workplace 
The unit investigates the types and sources of data, how data is used and why this understanding of data is vital to working effectively in an automated workplace.

AWAAUT0002 – Work in an Automated Workplace
The unit examines what an automated workplace is, how it has evolved, how it is controlled, where it can be applied, and what processes and procedures ensure it functions safely, efficiently and effectively. It emphasises the roles within an automated workplace, the communications skills needed and the importance of the human-machine-interface. The unit equips workers with the knowledge and skills to work alongside automated equipment.


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.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

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All year round

Duration 4 Days
When All year round
Where Munster
How Part Time-Self Paced

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