Version Effective: 17th of January, 2022
Version Effective: 17th of January, 2022

NACC100037 - Aurizon Direct Digital Controllers course (Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices)

Course Details

Course Summary

The course is designed for Aurizon personnel who have a need to understand and learn about direct digital controllers (DDC) in the principle of operation, applications, and basic methods of programming. The course is designed around simple applications of DDC such as a temperature controller or smart relays.

Entry Requirements


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply


Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Utilities

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations


Course Structures

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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Course Learning Outcomes

Overview of digital controllers

  • types
  • block diagram of controller
  • applications
  • terms

Controller input and output equipment

  • input sensors (transducers)
  • current loop concepts
  • output current and voltage ratings
  • supplementary solid state relays/ contactors

Installation of controllers

  • types of input sensors
  • wiring
  • mounting techniques
  • terminal types
  • output current protection

Configuration and digital controller set-up

  • operator interfaces
  • manufacturer’s data
  • testing
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