UEEIC0007 - Design and use advanced programming tools, PC networks and HMI Interfacing

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Unit code: UEEIC0007 | Study level: TAFE


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to design and use advanced programming tools, personal computer (PC) networks and human-machine interface (HMI) in the design of computer applications for control processes.
It includes preparing, developing and obtaining design approval for computer applications by designing control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.It also includes control programming methods, developing alternative design schemes based on design brief and customer relations and documenting design.


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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 relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
  • designing a programmable logic controller (PLC) computer-based control system
  • dealing with unplanned situations in accordance with workplace procedures in a manner that minimises risk to personnel and equipment
  • developing computer applications design
  • obtaining design approval for computer applications
  • planning and preparing to design of computer application for control processes
  • testing design concepts by real or virtual prototyping, where it cannot be shown easily by other means, and confirming that particular aspects of the design meet specified requirements.

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.

As part of a course

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