Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

National Code: UEE40420
TAFE SA Code: TP01372


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.

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24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • a current Unrestricted Electricians Licence or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory or
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - UEE30820
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to purchase and wear your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety boots, safety glasses and appropriate workwear (eg long pants, long sleeve hi-vis shirt) (approx. $100 - $200)

Average cost per semester
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You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

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.

  • 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 (UEE40420)
    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 9 core units plus elective units totalling 120 points.

    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.

    * 2023 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
    Compile and Produce an Energy Sector Detailed Report 60
    Implement and Monitor Energy Sector Environmental and Sustainable Policies and Procedures 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures 20
    Participate in Development and Follow a Personal Competency Development Plan 20
    Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems 40
    Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals 40


    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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