Programmable Logic Controller

This course covers basic knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), including the ability to design and implement a simple program on any one type of PLC. People will be able to demonstrate knowledge of PLC principles; and – design, write, and store a PLC program.

Topics Covered:

  • Software used on the course includes simulation, no PLC hardware used
  • Knowledge of PLC principles
  • Design, write, and store a PLC program
  • Diagnostics and fault finding
  • PLC simulation Zelio

Why is a PLC qualification important? 

PLCs are a core piece of technology that enables the operation of automated industrial, commercial and domestic appliances and operations.

Having certified skills and knowledge in how to work with PLCs will open up a wide range of career advancement opportunities and higher paid jobs for electricians.

PLCs are found in applications such as automatic door opening, fire detection and alarm settings to industrial factory settings.

Some of the different industries using PLCs include:

  • Electrical supply / Wind turbines
  • Textiles
  • Automobiles and parts
  • Robotics
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Dairy

Interested in finding more about why you should do this programme? Read more here.

Outcome of Course

At the completion of your block course, students wishing to be NZQA accredited unit standard 5926 (3 credits) can sit a written examination with Skills Organisation.

Prerequisite Requirements

No prerequiste.

Course Structure

1-day course – 8.30 am to 4.30pm

$345 GST Incl.

*Note prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.

Course Date(s)
These courses run on-demand on a regular basis. If no course dates are showing, please contact us at admin@etec.ac.nz or 09 573-1964 for available dates

Course Enrolment

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