In today’s world, there is a growing shortage of industrial data communications and industrial IT engineers, technologists and technicians. This is due to new technologies taking center stage in modern plants, factories and offices. This course provides you a through understanding of modern industrial data communication technologies underpinned by practical, hands-on experience and expertise from our global industry experienced instructors.
• Skills in the latest electrical and instrumentation technologies in mining
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Industrial Data Communication, Networking and IT
This program aims to impart the necessary industrial data communications skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Four threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of industrial data communications. These threads comprise of data communications, networking and protocols, SCADA, PLCs and data acquisition, project management for industrial data communications and IT, and industrial IT and programming.
Graduates will emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in the area of Data Communication, Networking and Information Technology.
The program is composed of 13 modules and 8 units of competency that cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of industrial data communications.
|Unit/ Module Title||Duration|
|DITPMA601||Physical Media||3 Weeks|
|DITIDC602||Industrial Data Communications||5 Weeks|
|DITETH603||Design Basic Industrial Ethernet Networks||3 Weeks|
|DITWCS604||Wireless Communication Systems||6 Weeks|
|DITTCP605||TCP/IP and VoIP||5 Weeks|
|DITRAS606||Routers and Switches||4 Weeks|
|DITFBS607||Field Buses||4 Weeks|
|DITDNP608||DNP3 and IEC 60870-5 for SCADA||3 Weeks|
|DITPLC611||Create PLC Programs Using IEC 61131-3||6 Weeks|
|DITSDA612||SCADA and Data Acquisition||4 Weeks|
|DITEMF613||E-Manufacturing, MESs, and Supply Chain Management||1 Week|
|DPEFPE619||Apply the Fundamentals of Professional Engineering Practice||4 Weeks|
|DITINS615||Industrial Network Security||3 Weeks|
|DITHTM616||Create Web Pages using Current Technology||3 Weeks|
|DITCPP618||Create C++ Programs||4 Weeks|
|DITSQL619||Build, Query and Manipulate SQL Databases||3 Weeks|
|DITWIN620||Administer Windows Server||2 Weeks|
|DITTSS621||Technology, Sustainability and Future of Society||3 Weeks|
As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:
** Note: Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis; if applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Learning Support Officer.
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VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:
This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.
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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
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This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.
We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.
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