This unit covers setting up industrial field control devices such as transducers, sensors, and actuators. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of device operating principles, interpreting device specifications, following manufacturer's set up specifications, testing device operation and documenting set up parameters.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must have completed all the units in the Common Unit Group, as well as all units contained within one Pathway Group. Common Unit Group: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. Circuits; UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications; UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits; UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits; UEENEEI124A Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems, and; UEENEEI139A Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems. Electrical Pathway Group: UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines; UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits; UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations; UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits, and; UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits. Instrumentation and Control Pathway Group: Please contact Victoria Polytechnic, for the list of pre-requisites required and contained within this group.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - industrial processes and the terminology used in measurement; - devices used in optoelectronic systems; - temperature detection and measurement and their circuit configurations; - measurement of pressure, flow and chemical; - linear, angular and rotary motion detection, and; - proximity and level detection.

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