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Certified Australian Profibus courses Perth, Brisbane

A series of accredited Profibus training courses will be held in Perth and Brisbane in November, to be conducted by leading UK Profibus trainer, Andy Verwer.

The courses, organised by the Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) in conjunction with the Profibus International Training Centre (PITC), will follow on from the “hugely successful” courses conducted earlier by Verwer, according to a press notice from PAA.

Verwer has over 30 years of experience working and teaching in the automation and control industry and is a key member of the Profibus International organisation in the UK, PAA says.

Over 200 Profibus graduates in Australia have attended a training seminar conducted by Andy Verwer.

The courses include: A one-day Certified Profibus Installer Course; a one-day Profibus Commissioning & Maintenance Course; and a three-day Certified Profibus Engineer Course.

These courses are designed to be taken either separately or joined together in a week of certified Profibus training. The Perth sessions will be held at the ATI Mirage and commence 9 November 2009.

The same series of courses will be held at the Rendezvous hotel in Brisbane and commence 16 November 2009.

The Installer and Engineer Courses both include theory and practical tests. These are accredited through Profibus International Competency Centre (PICC) at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. The names of all graduates are placed on the Profibus International website.

The Installer Course provides a prerequisite for the other courses, or it can be taken on its own for those who just need to know about the physical layout and wiring.

The Commissioning & Maintenance Course teaches participants how to use a modern Class1/2 master, analyser and oscilloscope to exercise, verify devices and health check working networks.

The Engineer Course is the flagship qualification from Profibus International. It covers the detailed operation of Profibus networks and covers all aspects of the protocol involved in DP and PA systems (DPV0 and DPV1). The Installer Course and the Commissioning & Maintenance Course are prerequisites for the Engineer Course.

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