Version Effective: 1st of January, 2024
Version Effective: 1st of January, 2024

ACC136087 - MSS402062 - Use SCADA systems in operations

Course Details

Course Summary

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and use information from a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or SCADA type system. This unit applies to an individual who is required to access the SCADA type system as part of their routine work and take action, in accordance with procedures, based on information they obtain from the system. This unit applies to any organisation that uses a SCADA or similar system. No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.

Entry Requirements

Students who require upskilling or training in this competency.   There are no entry requirements for this unit.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Mining and Energy
Skill Area
  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Utilities
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The unit is for people who wish to gain knowledge in SCADA systems in any industry that uses the equipment. People who work in the instrumentation, electrical and process plant operation in  gas and hydrogen will be required to obtain this unit for various certificates, courses and skills sets. This unit also covers SCADA operations in mining. 

All process plants have a form of SCADA. The industries that utilize SCADA include water, wastewater, processes in ore, mining, petroleum, gas, hydrogen, food pharmaceuticals production

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 1 core units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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MSS402062 Use SCADA systems in operations

The duration of delivery will be 40 hours.


  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit


MSS402062 Use SCADA systems in operations More Information Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
MSS402062 Use SCADA systems in operations

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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