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The initial program of the NETM will develop 100 micro-credentials between 2022-2025. Check back regularly for the latest information on current and upcoming courses or click here to sign up to be kept informed about upcoming micro-credentials.

NETM micro-credentials are non-accredited training not formally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). NETM micro-credentials are NOT intended to replace or substitute a recognised AQF qualification or statement of attainment, and do not replace or substitute any occupational licencing or registration requirements.

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Introduction to Modern Industrial Automation – Managers

Micro-credential overview: Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations.  Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations.  Additionally, there are existing professions, outside automation engineering, that are becoming relevant to industrial automation in light of Industry 4.0 trends. This micro-credential targets decision-makers, including owners and managers in small to medium enterprise.  

Upon completion, learners will be able to: 

  • Understand the benefits of adopting modern industrial automation; 
  • Identify and assess opportunities for automation; and 
  • Engage suppliers of industrial automation products and services available in the Western Parkland City – including locally based companies as well as international suppliers.

Introduction to Modern Industrial Automation – Programmers

Micro-credential overview:  Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations. Additionally, there are existing professions, outside automation engineering, that are becoming relevant to industrial automation in light of Industry 4.0 trends. This micro-credential is suitable for application and/or software programmers with an overview of programming in modern industrial automation.

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Understand existing technologies, such as PLCs and CNC machinery; and
  • Understand opportunities for traditional languages in industrial automation in light of increasing digitisation and the convergence of Information and operations technologies.

Introduction to Modern Industrial Automation – Data Scientists

Micro-credential overview:  Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations.

Additionally, there are existing professions, outside automation engineering, that are becoming relevant to industrial automation in light of Industry 4.0 trends. This micro-credential provides data scientists and practitioners in similar fields with an awareness of:

  • Data collection and analysis in industrial automation control systems;
  • Data analysis process related methodologies, such as statistical process control, used in modern industrial automation;
  • The role of AI/ ML in automation control systems in light of increasing digitalisation and the convergence of Information Technology and Operating Technology.

Introduction to Modern Industrial Automation – Electricians

Micro-credential overview:  Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations.

Additionally, there are existing professions, outside automation engineering, that are becoming relevant to industrial automation in light of Industry 4.0 trends. This micro-credential is targeted towards electricians, and provides awareness of:

  • Components of an industrial automation environment including common control system configurations; and
  • Considerations for installation and maintenance of industrial automation components.

Introduction to Modern Industrial Automation – Operators

Micro-credential overview:  Significant economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasised the need for a globally competitive local manufacturing sector and a resilient supply chain. Lack of awareness in Industry 4.0 trends, such as digitalisation, IT and OT convergence, has become a major obstacle preventing companies from adopting industrial automation within their organisations.

Additionally, there are existing professions, outside automation engineering, that are becoming relevant to industrial automation in light of Industry 4.0 trends. This micro-credential will provide operators with:

  • Familiarity with modern industrial automation equipment, including the ability to identify and understand the purpose of key components (HMI, emergency shutdown buttons, etc).

Supply Chain Pick/Pack Operations

Micro-credential overview:  Warehouse operations involve a series of requirements at different levels of skill. Entry-level packers can prepare pallets for distribution and unpack transport equipment after goods have been received. Once experienced, employees can progress to picking items, where they collect goods from across the warehouse for further distribution. Becoming a Supply Chain Pick/Pack Operator requires a developed skill set beyond a packer, and need to understand warehouse layout, where goods are stored, the principles of stock storage and rotation, and how the Warehouse Management System (WMS) works. An awareness of Chain of Responsibility (CoR), traffic management plans, conducting hazardous manual tasks and other site specific standard operating procedures are critical for Supply Chain Pick/Pack Operators who have accountability for safety of themselves and others in the workplace.

This micro-credential will upskill warehouse workers from packers into Supply Chain Pick/Pack Operators through achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand Chain of Responsibility and apply this knowledge to ensure heavy vehicle safety;
  • Operate unlicensed mobile handling equipment (MHE) including pallet jacks, pallet runners and man up order pickers;
  • Understand a warehouse management system (WMS) and the principles of stock storage and rotation;
  • Use radio frequency identification (RF) scanning systems, voice-to-pick systems and pick slips in a warehouse environment to manage the selection and movement of goods;
  • Understand and apply safe practices for hazardous manual tasks;
  • Pick complete warehouse orders accurately, competently, and safely, with minimal to no supervision; and
  • Interpret and apply site-specific standard operating procedures relative to supply chain pick/pack operator positions.

Introduction to PLC Programming

Micro-credential overview:  A programmable logic controller (PLC) is an industrial computer used to automate different electro-mechanical processes in manufacturing, production plants and other automation environments. PLCs vary in size and form and can be customised to fit different types of industrial applications, such as monitoring and recording data, stopping and starting processes, indicating when malfunctions occur and even communicating data to other platforms. PLCs are widely used in a variety of industries because they are fast, easy to operate and are considered easy to program once a programming language is understood. Upon completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

  • Know the functions and application of programmable logical controllers (PLCs);
  • Assess when pre-built PLC functionality can be used for an on-the-job application; and
  • Write basic code for a range of PLC brands that will enable new functionality and automation to be programmed.

* Micro-credentials under development subject to change.