Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

National Code: UEE40411
TAFE SA Code: TP00424


Become an instrumentation engineer, electrical technician, or electrical and instrumentation maintenance supervisor with this Certificate IV from TAFE SA. Learn about installation, implementations, and problem-solving, and how to fix and secure electrotechnology equipment. You’ll also learn about energy sector environmental and sustainability policies and procedures, the use of drawings and manuals, and compliance and functionality. This course is for licensed electricians seeking a nationally recognised qualification in instrumentation and people employed in a current electrical Contract of Training.

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36 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must hold a current unrestricted electrical license issued by an Australian State or Territory OR be employed in a current electrical Contract of Training and provide evidence before an offer can be made
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 36 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify course admission requirements. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Instrumentation engineer, Electrical technician, E&I maintenance supervisor.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation (UEE40411)
    This course includes competencies to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain electrical instrumentation and process control equipment.
    To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 27 core units* plus elective units totalling 120 points.

    • 18 core units are granted for holding an Unrestricted Electrical Licence issued in Australia.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations 40
    Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report 60
    Develop and connect electrical control circuits 80
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures 20
    Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations 20
    Install low voltage wiring and accessories 20
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 20
    Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations 80
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80
    Solve problems in density_level measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits 60
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits 80
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 60
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines 80
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems 40
    Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits 40
    Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 80
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals 40
    Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers. 60
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