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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 intended to equip current and prospective workers with the background skills and knowledge to demonstrate necessary awareness of what an autonomous workplace is, how it operates, what unique safety systems are present, how the human-machine interface operates and what, why and how data is used within such workplaces. It embraces an overview of the historical development of automation, an in-depth coverage of current automation and insight into some future extensions

Gain these skills

  • Appreciation of how and why automation is used
  • Safely, confidently and productively working within an automated workplace
  • Understanding how systems, equipment, technology and sensors communicate and are controlled
  • How to work effectively with the human-machine interface
  • Understand data and use efficiently in the modern technology enabled workplace

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 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

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All year round

Munster - Part time - On Campus

Duration 4 Days
When All year round
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $97.20 $26.50 $123.70
Concession $28.80 $26.50 $55.30

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

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