UEE31211 - Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

The future is automated. CQUniversity training creates the opportunity for apprentices to become tomorrow’s experts in instrumentation and controls.


Employer Based (VET Providers Only), On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit


This course is for apprentices only.



31 units


Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class), Electronics Tradesperson (Marine), Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson, Instrumentation Fitter (Hazardous Areas)

This qualification provides 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.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Apprentices (User Choice)


This program is typically delivered in blocks/stages relevant to the apprenticeship and as such is delivered over a four year period to align to the apprenticeship stages.

However, as it is competency based it may be possible for apprentices/learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The duration for qualified tradespersons to complete this course will vary depending on their skills and the number of RPLs undertaken.

UEENEEI106ASet up and adjust PID control loops
UEENEEC024BParticipate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104ASolve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE119ASolve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEI101AUse instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
UEENEEI102ASolve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
UEENEEI103ASolve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
UEENEEI104ASolve problems in flow measurement components and systems
UEENEEI105ASolve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
UEENEEI107AInstall instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
UEENEEI108AInstall instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
UEENEEI110ASet up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
UEENEEI111AFind and rectify faults in process final control elements
UEENEEI112AVerify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
UEENEEI113ASetup and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks
UEENEEI150ADevelop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEP013ADisconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring
Electives - Group A
UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEC002BSource and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
Electives - Group B
UEENEEI118ASet up weighting measuring and control instruments
UEENEEI131ASet up gas analysis measuring and control instruments
UEENEEI132ASet up water analysis measuring and control instruments
UEENEEH111ATroubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
UEENEEM076AUse and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device
UEENEEI117ACalibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments
No information available at this time.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry. Qualified electrical tradespersons can also enter this course as fee for service students.

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class), Electronics Tradesperson (Marine), Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson, Instrumentation Fitter (Hazardous Areas)
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$18,712.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$751.00 (2022)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for employers who commence an eligible new apprentice or trainee, or already have an existing apprentice or trainee aged under 25. Find out more.

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In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

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Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity on the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website.