Certificate IV In Engineering [Electrical Instrumentation]

( Applied Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical/Electronic )
Course code: WA97
National ID: MEM40105

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
The Certificate IV in Engineering specifies the competencies required for employment as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines. The job role involves application of additional skills in the learner's trade or cross skills from other trades. Job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques. Machinery and equipment can include fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. This course is only available as an Apprenticeship.
Study Plan


Unit Code Title
90318 Electrical Systems Safety - Monitoring Competency Development
90353 Electrical Systems Safety

Phase 1

Unit Code Title
W5449 Perform Computations
W5451 Organise And Communicate Information
W5452 Interact With Computing Technology
W5492 Perform Engineering Measurements
W5502 Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment
W5503 Perform Emergency First Aid
W5531 Apply Quality Procedures
W5532 Apply Quality Systems
W5548 Work With Others In A Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Environment
W5563 Use Hand Tools
W5574 Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations

Phase 2

Unit Code Title
D3655 Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
W5418 Interpret Technical Drawing
W5457 Terminate And Connect Electrical Wiring
W5494 Perform Electrical/Electronic Measurement
W5496 Perform Precision Electrical/Electronic Measurement
W5512 Plan To Undertake A Routine Task
W5513 Plan A Complete Activity

Phase 3

Unit Code Title
W5294 Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding
W5591 Fault Find/Repair Electrical Equipment/Components Up To 1000 Volts A.C./1500 Volts D.C.
W5601 Dismantle, Replace And Assemble Engineering Components
W5611 Maintain Instrumentation System Components
WA653 Disconnect/Reconnect Fixed Wired Equipment Up To 1000 Volts A.C./1500 Volts D.C.

Phase 4

Unit Code Title
W5378 Use Workshop Machines For Basic Operations
W5458 Install And Test Electrical Wiring And Circuits Up To 1000 Volts A.C. And 1500 Volts D.C.
W5459 Enter And Change Programmable Controller Operational Parameters
W5460 Commission Programmable Controller Programs
W5600 Fault Find, Test And Calibrate Instrumentation Systems And Equipment

Phase 5

Unit Code Title
W5454 Terminate And Connect Specialist Cables
W5552 Assist In The Provision Of On The Job Training
W5554 Shut Down And Isolate Machines/Equipment
W5593 Fault Find And Repair/Rectify Basic Electrical Circuits
W5609 Install, Maintain And Calibrate Instrumentation Sensors, Transmitters And Final Control Elements

Phase 6

Unit Code Title
W5597 Fault Find And Repair/Rectify Complex Electrical Circuits
W5607 Maintain, Repair Control Instrumentation - Single And Multiple Loop Control Systems
W5614 Tune Control Loops - Multi Controller Or Multi Element Systems

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training - - Check your eligibility -
Apprentice/Trainee - -  Check your eligibility

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Acept Munster S1
Acept Munster S2
Henderson Campus S1
Henderson Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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