This unit covers monitoring and maintaining the operation of distributive and central control system networks. It encompasses safe working practices, installing and configuring controllers and devices, monitoring system operations, diagnosing malfunctions and faults and documenting development activities.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEI150A - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

UEENEEI151A - Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers


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: - purpose and application of control system networks systems; - open and common proprietary control system networks models (layers) and protocols - CANopen, ControlNet, Devicenet, Ethernet, Foundation Fieldbus, Interbus, Modbus, Pofibus; - control system networks interface; - domain name service (DNS); - dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP); - network infrastructure; - network protocols; - internet naming services in a network; - IP routing; - network address translation (NAT), and; - certificate services.

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