Version Effective: 16th of June, 2022
Version Effective: 16th of June, 2022

NACC105621 - Basic Instrumentation Concepts (Aurizon Short Course)

Course Details

Course Summary

The course has been requested by Aurizon to train their maintenance staff in instrumentation knowledge. There will be one group of 14. On completion, the students will gain a statement of attendance.

Entry Requirements

Aurizon employees

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Not Applicable
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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

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

For Aurizon staff to obtain an overview of instrumentation concepts and how this information relates to their maintenance work on plaster train units.

  • Types of measurement in these processes
  • Local and remote measurement
  • Measurement signal methods
  • Signal transmission electrical standards
  • Signal transmissions pneumatic standards
  • Flow, temperature, pressure, and other appropriate measurements
  • Instrumentation terminology:
    • Span
    • Range
    • Accuracy
    • Precision
    • Errors
    • Zero
    • Repeatability
    • Sensitivity
    • Hysteresis
    • Purpose of pressure measurement
    • Applications of pressure measurement
    • Common terms and relationships
    • Electrical sensors for pressure measurements: (capacitive, piezo, inductive, strain gauge).
    • Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) encompassing:
      • Selection of RTDs
      • RTD terms
      • Determining RTD standard resistance values
      • Calculating RTD resistance or temperature
      • Selecting RTD configurations
      • Using Australian Standards for RTDs
    • Principles of strain gauge measurement encompassing:
      • compression and tension stress.
      • relationship between stress and strain.
    • Principles of operation of various load cells in common use encompassing:
    • Pneumatic and hydraulic load cells.
    • Linear Voltage Differential Transformer
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