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UEE31211 - Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control


At a glance

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.

Study Mode
Units/Credits 29 units
Availability Gladstone, City
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities
Full course cost $16,652.00 (2019)

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.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Apprentices (User Choice)

Core units

  • Set up and adjust PID control loops(UEENEEI106A)
  • Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities(UEENEEC024B)
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace(UEENEEE101A)
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components(UEENEEE102A)
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits(UEENEEE104A)
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment(UEENEEE105A)
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications(UEENEEE107A)
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits(UEENEEE119A)
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work(UEENEEE137A)
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals(UEENEEI101A)
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems(UEENEEI102A)
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems(UEENEEI103A)
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems(UEENEEI104A)
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems(UEENEEI105A)
  • Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing(UEENEEI107A)
  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment(UEENEEI108A)
  • Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops(UEENEEI110A)
  • Find and rectify faults in process final control elements(UEENEEI111A)
  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations(UEENEEI112A)
  • Setup and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks(UEENEEI113A)
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers(UEENEEI150A)
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector(UEENEEK142A)
  • Disconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring(UEENEEP013A)

Electives units

  • Set up weighting measuring and control instruments(UEENEEI118A)
  • Set up gas analysis measuring and control instruments(UEENEEI131A)
  • Set up water analysis measuring and control instruments(UEENEEI132A)
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies(UEENEEH111A)
  • Use computer applications relevant to a workplace(UEENEED101A)
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs(UEENEEC002B)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Please register your interest through the link below and we will contact you with further details.

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $16652.00 (2019)

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.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together 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 and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

30 APR
Online Chat Session
23 MAY
Online Chat Session