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Basic PLC Course DARWIN

UEEIC0013 – Develop, Enter And Verify Discrete Control Programs For Programmable Controllers

Basic PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) – DARWIN

You will need access to a computer with Windows operating system. You can also use the computers at our facilities



This Basic PLC training is ideal for electricians, electrical maintenance personnel, design engineers and those who want to familiarise themselves with programmable controller and automation technologies used in mining, construction, and industrial automation.


In this PLC Basic Course participants will learn about programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and industrial control devices used in automation.

The focus is on PLC hardware configuration and programming methods using basic logic functions. Functional requirements include operator control, status indication, alarms, and equipment maintenance policy.


There is no funding currently available for this course.


2 Days*


Option 1: In class Training – Email or call to check availability.

Option 2: Hybrid Training – Ongoing, enroll and start any time.


Option 1: In class Training – Theory with practical’s (self paced).

Option 2: Hybrid Training – Self paced theory to be completed online and practical to be completed in class.

Email or call to check availability.

Throughout the course, you will have access to your trainer via phone or email during normal business hours.

The ‘chat with trainer’ function is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Click on the book now button and follow the prompts


In order to enrol in this course you must have:

  • Computer Literacy.
  • Access to personal laptop/desktop with a webcam (Company laptops with firewalls may not work).
  • Reliable internet connection.
  • Headset for video conferencing and video lectures (Headset = Mic + Speakers).
  • You will need a Gmail account to gain access to Google Drive to participate in this course.
  • A Valid Photo ID (e.g. Drivers licence).
  • Australian Passport /Birth Certificate / Medicare Card.
  • Protective footwear with safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210.
  • 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing required for all practicals.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as used gloves and safety glasses can be borrowed.
  • Students must demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
  • One must be physically fit to enrol into this course as it involves the use of tools, ladders, step ladders, use of harness and maneuvering through tight spaces and working outdoors.
  • Either a Valid Unrestricted  Australian Electrical Licence / Competency in UEECD0007 (we can provide it at no extra cost).
  • Or if the student is not an electrician or an electrical engineer, then they must at least have knowledge of basic electrical principles to meet the entry requirements of this course.
  • No previous Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience or training is necessary but one should have a fundamental knowledge of industrial electrical systems.

A soft copy of the learner resource book or lecture notes is free, and we will provide it as a Google Drive link only and not as a PDF.
If you require a hard copy, a printing charge of $150 for each copy and a $100 binding charge per copy will be collected from the student.
Australian standards cannot be printed due to copyright restrictions but are available for borrowing for the duration of the course with a refundable deposit of $250 per copy. Soft copies are free to use on Ausinet laptops while in class.

You must have access to the below resources to enrol into the course or you can borrow them by paying a deposit:

Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation


You will need to bring :

  • A wired headset or headphones
  • A notepad
  • A pen

You will also need to have an email address, a laptop and a reliable internet connection in order to complete the online part of the course.

Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times when you are on the premises.


You will receive a Nationally Recognised Certificate upon successful course completion.

CodeUnit of CompetencyPoints
UEEIC0013Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers60

Ausinet, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Australian RTO. You are encouraged to submit requests for credit from previous studies when enrolling to ensure that you are not enrolling in units you may not need to undertake. If you have completed units at other RTO and you think they may count towards the award requirements of the course you are enrolled in at Ausinet, submit an official copy of your results for the units you have undertaken. Credit transfer may fast-track your course.


Recognition of prior learning, also referred to as RPL, is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current skills and knowledge experience gained throughout life – regardless of how they have been acquired.

This is an important assessment pathway, particularly for working people who are considering doing a course. The recognition gained may considerably reduce the study time needed to get a qualification.

The RPL assessment may include workplace observation, interviews and professional conversations, work samples and documented evidence.


Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Advanced PLC and HMI-SCADA

  • PLC Technician
  • Plant PLC technologist
  • E&I technician
  • I&E Technician
  • Instrument technician
  • Plant operator
  • Process Technician
  • Maintenance Technician


” Professional, patient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend if you are after some upskilling.”

Ben C.


” Currently in my final stages of completing my qualifications. I found the courses to be very informative Kevin is always on hand to guide me through any questions. The knowledge and hands on experience with the equipment in the lab that I have gained will definitely put me at a distinctive advantage in the workplace.”

Claudio C.

* This competency-based training duration is subjective and varies with an individual’s experience, intellect and tenacity.


Can I do PLC on a Mac computer?

You can get Windows parallels to run Windows on mac, the free trial version lasts for 14 days so make sure you register for the trial version when you start PLC