Topic outline

  • Application

    PLC Programming Introduction

    This course is designed for those who have completed the PLC Programming Taster course or have a basic understanding of PLCs and want to know more about how a PLC works. The course includes PLC inputs and outputs, PLC hardware and wiring, file upload and download, and writing PLC ladder programs from a specification. PLC instructions used include input, output, latch, timer, and counter. Each project uses a process description to develop a PLC ladder program solution. This is the same method used in industry to write PLC programs to a customer specification. Assessments are based upon the relevant performance and skills requirements described in the UEE Electrotechnology training package. Completion of this course will prepare you for the next course in the series PLC Programming Software.

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      • 4 PLC Training Projects
      • 4 Training Videos
      • Online Learning and Study Resources
      • Online Knowledge and Skills Quizzes
      • Scheduled Online Q&A Sessions
      • Certificate of Completion
      • Hrs to Complete - 40
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      • Apply WHS/OHS practices
      • Download and install PLC software
      • PLC wiring systems
      • Types of PLC inputs and outputs, voltages and loads
      • Develop PLC programs from a specification
      • Edit and modify PLC ladder programs
      • Test and debug PLC programs
      • Use basic PLC instructions
        • Input, Output, Latch, Timer, Counter 
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      This course covers some of the outcomes described in the following national UEE Electrotechnology training package competencies:

      • UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      • UEECD0051 - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      • UEECS0033 - Use engineering applications software on personal computers
      • UEEIC0013 - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

      and skill set:

      • UEESS00135 - Instrumentation - Programmable Control Systems Skill Set

      Requirements: For successful completion of this course, you will participate in assessment tasks relevant to, and that satisfy all the requirements required to demonstrate competence on at least two separate occasions.  Assessment tasks are based upon simulated workplace situations that replicate operational workplace conditions.