Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

National Code: UEE31220
TAFE SA Code: TP01376


Are you in an apprenticeship as an electrical instrumentation technician? This is the course for you. This nationally recognised Certificate lll course covers tools and processes to calibrate, adjust, and repair the instruments used in a wide range of industries. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of electrotechnology equipment and circuitry. Skills covered include safety, circuits, problem solving, specifications, and installation so you can be employed as a qualified instrument tradesperson and work in oil and gas, utilities, mining, and manufacturing.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a contract of training with an employer to study this course
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Total Fees for the 48 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

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

    Graduates can be employed as qualified instrument tradespeople and work in the area of oil and gas, process, utilities, mining and manufacturing.

    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 III in Instrumentation and Control (UEE31220)
    This qualification covers competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain systems and devices for measurement and recording of physical/chemical phenomenon and related process control. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 23 core units plus elective units totalling 140 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
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
    Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring 60
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Find and rectify faults in process final control elements 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment 20
    Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing 20
    Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities 20
    Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops 40
    Set up and adjust PID control loops 40
    Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks 60
    Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in direct current circuits 80
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits 40
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems 40
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals 40
    Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Maintain documentation 20
    Operate application software packages 60
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 4
    Provide First Aid 18
    Set up water analysis measuring and control instruments 20
    Troubleshoot process control systems 60
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