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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 5) with strands in Process Control, and Process Automation
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 75 - 80
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology » Industrial Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide process industries with individuals who have in-depth and specialised knowledge of Industrial Measurement and Control (IMC) and practical skills in process and/or automation systems.

This qualification is suitable for those wanting to advance their career as an instrumentation technician or automation technician. This qualification is also suitable for candidates with training and experience in the electrical and mechanical aspects of industrial processes.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a senior technician level.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Validate the selection of, and specify, measurement and control equipment appropriate to the process requirements in an industrial environment.
- Apply advanced knowledge of process and automation control system hardware, software, and interfaces to manage industrial processes.
- Implement IMC design requirements of legislation, standards, and codes to ensure plant or process safety in an industrial environment.
- Develop functional descriptions for process control and automation systems

Graduates of the Process Control strand will also be able to:
- Apply process theory of industrial measurement and control processes and systems to applications.
- Investigate, review, evaluate, and document the operation, measurement, and control of an industrial process.

Graduates of the Process Automation strand will also be able to:
- Apply automation theory of industrial processes and systems to design, implement, commission, and document an automation project, including the use of computer aided design (CAD) tools in an industrial environment.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Theory) (Level 4) [Ref: 2252], the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2251] or a relevant New Zealand Certificate in electrical theory and practice at Level 4 such as the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Trade (Level 4) with strands in General Electrical, and Electricity Supply [Ref: 4204].

This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) [Ref: 2612] or other higher level qualifications in the electrotechnology field.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to work as a Senior IMC technician in the Process Control or Process Automation fields servicing industries such as pulp and paper, dairy, petrochemicals, steel and aluminium, wood products, extractives, food products, energy generation and distribution, water and wastewater, and utilities.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2253
Status Current
Created February 2014
Next Review July 2025
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