If you’re thinking of upskilling as an electrician and want to gain skills to enable promising growth potential, then electrical instrumentation is an area you should pay close attention to. The global process automation and instrumentation market is a rapidly growing one and even with the recent economic downturn, it’s still projected to grow by 2.6% annually to be worth over $105 billion by 2025.
In WA, the instrumentation industry employs about 23.7% of Australia’s instrumentation tradespeople, which is the second highest state in the country. If you’re eager to learn more about electrical instrumentation and how our course at CET can help you, keep reading below.
What Does An Instrumentation Electrician Do?
An instrumentation electrician works with industrial instrumentation where they install, modify and repair instruments used in measurement and control systems.
Some of the tasks handled by an instrumentation electrician in the field include:
- Install electronic instruments that control processes within a facility such as a manufacturing or processing plant.
- Examine and test the equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults, and subsequently fix them.
- Commission and maintain control systems using knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic principles.
- Develop, enter and verify programs on PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) for a facility’s control systems.
An instrumentation electrician has vast employment opportunities. You can work within the oil and gas industry on an oil rig, or at pharmaceutical plants, power stations and even hospitals.
How The Electrical Instrumentation Course At CET Can Help You
The Cert IV in Electrical Instrumentation course at CET provides you with the training, skills and knowledge required to operate, calibrate and conduct fault finding on industrial instrumentation and electrical equipment.
By completing the course, you’ll gain essential knowledge in using instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and manuals. You’ll also learn how to solve problems in pressure, density/level, flow and temperature measurements instruments and systems - all of which are important in industries including oil and gas, mining and even pharmaceuticals.
Besides offering a comprehensive and up-to-date course, CET prides itself in being a cutting edge learning institution. Below are some key advantages of completing the electrical instrumentation course at our campus.
- Our instructors have real-world experience working in industries including electrical instrumentation. As a result, they’re able to provide you with real-world scenarios and solutions. They have ongoing training and involvement in the industry ensuring their knowledge is up-to-date.
- We have fully equipped learning facilities at our campuses with workshops and laboratories to ensure you get the best learning experience. We even have our own HMI (Human Machine Interface) that you can program to work in simulated scenarios during your PLC practical week.
- We partner with industry-leading organisations including Fluke and Zedflo to give our students exposure to the latest technologies so they’re better prepared for the real world. These partnerships can even help our students build connections with prospective employers for better employment opportunities.
A career as an instrumentation electrician opens up various opportunities in many industries. If you’re looking for a post trade course that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to embark on an exciting and rewarding career path, get in touch with us.
We’d love to help you upgrade your skill set for a successful profession within electrical instrumentation.