Version Effective: 24th of January, 2022
Version Effective: 24th of January, 2022

PDC99096 - Positioning Basics

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential provides an introduction into positional control technology, its applications in autonomous environments, and its impacts now and into the future.

This micro-credential provides an overview of:

  1. Positioning in automation
  2. LiDAR positioning
  3. Radar positioning
  4. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  5. The future of positioning.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio. Participants will also be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

Nominations for the QFSP Pilot Program will be facilitated via the Training Coordinator and approved with the QFSP Management and Steering Committee members.

Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Mining and Energy
  • Science and Environment
  • Start TAFE Now
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
  • Drilling
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Rural Industries
  • Safety
  • Transport and Warehousing

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable Micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

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

The Learning Outcomes of this micro-credential are:

  1. Understanding positioning control technology, and its impacts now and into the future
  2. Applying the concepts of LiDAR, GNSS, and Radar positioning.


Online quiz


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