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Basic PLC Course

Course Overview

The Basic PLC provides a skillset to troubleshoot / setup a tcp/ip ethernet network for PLC’s connected to a lan / wan and present methods of incorporating real time clock functions, counters and converting ladder into function blocks. Other topics covered and discussed include i/o, adc & dac, comparators, counters, p&id functionality, ip addresses and sub-nets.


3 days, introduction and basics covered with theory and practical exercises.


Students have the option to choose between Blended Training delivered at one of Competency Training’s national training centres, or at a client’s facility.


$4,500 GST Excluded, per student and requires a minimum of 4 students.

Payment: Please note that until payment is received, your booking is not fully secured.

Payment Options include:
A valid Purchase Order for the total Course Fee amount (with the full amount listed).
Competency Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500 per student. The remaining balance of the course fee is to be paid upon the course commencement date as stipulated within this course booking confirmation and your invoice.


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The Basic PLC provides a pathway for theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to be able to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain equipment and systems for the control of plant, machines and processes utilising PLC and Networks.

1. On completion, the students will understand basic networks, tcp/ip addressing and subnet/masks, wi-fi setup, plc setup, programming basics for plc, ladder and function block creation.

2. The classroom component of the course consists of three days of training. The course covers the following topics:

  • Basic Networking;
  • PLC Fundamentals;
  • Ladder Logic;
  • Function blocks and more.

*This is a non-accredited course and is designed to give real world practical knowledge.

Basic Networking IP Addresses, Subnets, Identify, Hub/Switch
Data Transmission Radio, Fibre Optics, Signal, Data
PLC Fundamentals Hardware, I/O, ADC/DAC, Software
Programming Introduction and Basics Ladder, Digital I/O, Counters, Timers, Sequence, System Functions, RTC, Comparators
Theory Assessment
Information Remote Monitoring, HMI / SCADA, Remote IO, PID Control, Conveyors

There are no prerequisites for this course.

The Basic PLC course will provide the students with career pathway options within any organisation as the understanding will provide a strong basis for a better understanding of the system as a whole.

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