Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation


This qualification provides competencies to develop, select, install, commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions on electrical, instrumentation and control equipment and systems. It includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence'.


Completion requirements

The requirements for awarding this qualification are that the following are successfully achieved:

All of the Core competency standard units

The required number of Stream Core competency standard units;

The required number of Elective competency standard units as prescribed in the respective Schedule; and

All the required pre-requisite competency standard units have been met as required.

Note: add topic UEENEEG005B - Those holding an 'Unrestricted Electricians Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirements of this unit and its pre-requisite requirements.

Note: add topic UEENEEI012B - Those holding a 'Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control trade qualification or equivalent' meet the requirements of this unit and its pre-requisite requirements.

Core Competency Standard Units

All Core competency standard units to be achieved

add topic UEENEED007B

Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controllers using ladder instruction set

add topic UEENEEE001B

Apply OHS practices in the workplace

add topic UEENEEE002B

Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components

add topic UEENEEE003B

Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

add topic UEENEEE004B

Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

add topic UEENEEE005B

Fix and secure equipment

add topic UEENEEE007B

Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

add topic UEENEEE008B

Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits

add topic UEENEEE017B

Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures

add topic UEENEEE024C

Compile and produce an electrotechnology report

add topic UEENEEE033B

Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical work

add topic UEENEEE035B

Document occupational hazards and risks in instrumentation

add topic UEENEEE038B

Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

add topic UEENEEE084A

Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects

add topic UEENEEG001B

Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits

add topic UEENEEG002B

Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage circuits

add topic UEENEEG003B

Install wiring and accessories for low voltage circuits

add topic UEENEEG004B

Install low voltage electrical apparatus and associated equipment

add topic UEENEEG005B

Verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations

add topic UEENEEG007B

Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations

add topic UEENEEG008B

Find and repair faults in electrical apparatus and circuits

add topic UEENEEG009B

Develop and connect control circuits

add topic UEENEEI001B

Install and set up transducers and sensing devices

add topic UEENEEI002B

Solve problems in pressure measurement systems

add topic UEENEEI003B

Solve problems in density/level measurement systems

add topic UEENEEI004B

Solve problems in flow measurement systems

add topic UEENEEI005B

Solve problems in temperature measurement systems

add topic UEENEEI006B

Solve problems in process controllers, transmitters and converters

add topic UEENEEI007C

Install process instrumentation and control cabling and tubing

add topic UEENEEI008C

Install process control apparatus and associated equipment

add topic UEENEEI010B

Set up and adjust process control loops

add topic UEENEEI012B

Verify compliance and functionality of process control installations

add topic UEENEEI013B

Select equipment for process control systems

Stream Core Competency Standard Units

At least 1 of the following competency standard units to be achieved

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

add topic BSBINM501A

Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic BSBMGT516C

Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBINN502A

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

add topic BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness


At least 4 of the following competency standard units to be achieved

add topic UEENEEC001B

Maintain documentation

add topic UEENEEC002B

Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs

add topic UEENEEC003B

Provide quotations for installation or service jobs

add topic UEENEEC010B

Deliver a service to customers

add topic UEENEED001B

Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace

add topic UEENEEE009B

Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes

add topic UEENEEE020B

Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

add topic UEENEEK042A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic UEENEEK045A

Implement&monitor, policies&procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotech work practice

Elective Competency Standard Units

In accordance with Schedule 5 which forms an integral part of this qualification, achieve a Unit Strand Total of at least 9

Note: 1. Pre-requisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.

2. In selecting elective units considerations to career planning advice should be given to units that form part of a pre-requisite pathway for the progression to achieve particular competencies or qualification at a higher level.

3. Registered training organisations shall provide competency development advice in relation to any licensing requirements to practice that apply, or can contribute towards the qualification requirement, prior to establishing the competency development plan.




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