UEEIC0005 - Configure and maintain industrial control system networks

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Unit code: UEEIC0005 | Study level: TAFE
UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to configure and maintain communication services on an industrial control system network.
It includes industrial control network topology and protocols, configuring data links, bus monitoring and system management and access, network testing and documenting system settings.This unit applies to all aspects of electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to information technology (IT) refer to the latest endorsed ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

  • applying sustainable energy principles and practices
  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
  • configuring and maintaining industrial control system networks
  • configuring access to control data and resources for each user
  • dealing with unplanned events/situations in accordance with workplace procedures in a manner that minimises risk to personnel and equipment
  • documenting network configuration and maintenance activities
  • determining industrial control system and network requirements and operating system versions and updates
  • identifying network malfunctions/faults
  • installing, upgrading and configuring control application network components correctly
  • rectifying network malfunctions/faults in accordance with workplace procedures
  • documenting control system network configuration and maintenance requirements
  • planning and preparing to configure and maintain industrial control system networks.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

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