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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare to set up industrial field control devices
  2. Set up industrial field control devices
  3. Test and document set up of industrial field control devices

Required Skills

This describes the required skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and setting up field control devices

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies


Industrial Field Control Devices

Evidence shall show an understanding of industrial field control devices to an extent indicated by the following aspects


Industrial processes and the terminology used in measurement encompassing

Forms of energy

General classification of transducers

Measurement technology

Static accuracy


Devices used in optoelectronic systems encompassing

Physics of light

Spectral response


Light sources and detectors

Lens and mirror theory

Optoelectronic systems and photoelectric switches

Optoelectronic circuits

The laser


Temperature detection and measurement and their circuit configurations encompassing

Introduction to temperature sensing

Bimetallic and filled thermal sensors

Thermocouples resistance temperature detectors thermistors solid state temperature sensors integrated circuit temperature sensors and phrometers

Control circuits using temperature detectors


Measurement of pressure flow and chemical encompassing

Diaphragm bellows and venturi

Strain gauges and load cells

Ultrasonic and magnetic flowmeters

Measurement technology and accuracy

Viscosity humidity and pH


Linear angular and rotary motion detection encompassing

Linear motion sensors

Angular and rotary motion sensors

Shaft angle encoders

Linear encoders


Accelerometer and vibrometer


Proximity and level detection encompassing




Passive infrared


Capacitive and inductive proximity

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria Required Skills and Knowledge the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this unit It must be used in conjunction with all parts of the unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Overview of Assessment

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment such as Profiling require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention It is the industrypreferred model for apprenticeships However where summative or final assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or at a minimum the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment In some circumstances assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace However it must be in accordance with industry and regulatory policy

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors These include the extent of the assessment the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place access to physical resources additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed

The critical safety nature of working with electricity electrical equipment gas or any other hazardous substancematerial carries risk in deeming a person competent Sources of evidence need to be rich in nature to minimise error in judgment

Activities associated with normal everyday work influence howhow much the data gathered will contribute to its richness Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically Each Element and associated performance criteria must be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEE Evidence shall also comprise

A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline work function and industrial environment In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to

Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Demonstrate an understanding of the required skills and knowledge as described in this unit It may be required by some jurisdictions that RTOs provide a percentile graded result for the purpose of regulatory or licensing requirements

Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment

Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation regulations polices and workplace procedures

Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below

Set up field control devices as listed as described in and including


Determining the field control devices to be set up


Positioning and adjusting devices accordance with their operating principles manufacturer instructions and control system requirements


Testing field devices and making final adjustments to correct any anomalies in their operation


Documenting field control device set up in accordance established procedures


Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on required skills and knowledge to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items


Successful completion of relevant vendor training may be used to contribute to evidence on which competency is deemed In these cases the alignment of outcomes of vendor training with performance criteria and critical aspects of evidence shall be clearly identified

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit must be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures information and resources typical of a workplace This should include

OHS policy and work procedures and instructions

Suitable work environment facilities equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this unit

These should be part of the formal learningassessment environment


Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment the conditions must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to setting up field control devices

Method of assessment

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume Part Assessment Guidelines


Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this unit applies This requires assessment in a structured environment which is intended primarily for learningassessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the required skills and knowledge described in this unit

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

There are no concurrent assessment recommendations for this unit

Range Statement

10) This relates to the unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the performance criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This unit must be demonstrated in relation to setting up at least four different industrial field control devices.


Examples are field control devices measurement/detection of flow, temperature, pressure, density, weight, level, smoke, motion.

Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms that apply are given in Volume 2, Part 2.1.