Instrumentation Technician Courses

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What does an Instrumentation Technician do?

An Instrumentation Technician ensures automated equipment is working safely and effectively. You’ll install and calibrate equipment and conduct necessary testing and inspections. Instrumentation Technicians carry out repairs or modifications and also conduct general servicing and maintenance.

Instrumentation Technicians should be able to work as part of a larger team but also work independently when required. You’ll need to be flexible and may have to work irregular hours including weekends and public holidays. Instrumentation Technicians need excellent attention to detail and should be good problem solvers. You’ll need to be organised and be good at managing your time.

Instrumentation Technician Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become an Instrumentation Technician.

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How much does an Instrumentation Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Instrumentation Technician generally earns $1,400 per week ($72,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Instrumentation Technician?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable over the last five years. There are currently 160 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as an Instrumentation Technician. Instrumentation Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Instrumentation Technician?

If you’re interested in becoming an Instrumentation Technician, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control. This course shows you how to calibrate, adjust and repair instruments used in a range of industries. You’ll also be introduced to electrotechnology equipment and circuitry. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.