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IICA offers Functional Safety Engineer SIS Training

The IICA Functional Safety Engineer SIS training course has been developed by IICA for automation and control professionals and risk engineers in the process industries. 

IICA is an accepted course provider in the TÜV Rheinland FS Program, and TÜV Rheinland will award qualified participants who pass the exam at the end of the course a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.

The course is based on the latest edition of IEC 61511 and provides detailed insights and fundamental understanding of functional safety concepts, industry standards, and the methodologies used to determine and maintain safety integrity levels (SILs) in safety instrumented systems used in the process industries. It emphasises the actions you need to take to comply with the functional safety standards.

The course is suitable for:

  • Automation and control design & maintenance engineers and safety and risk engineers with some experience in SIS.
  • Engineers from non-process industries with experience in functional safety in their discipline (e.g. machine protection, aviation, rail) and who are seeking an understanding of how functional safety is applied in the process industries. (The course is not intended to provide education on functional safety for non-process industry applications, though many of the principles are transferable.)
  • Engineers who do not satisfy the experience requirements for the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, but who are looking for an understanding of functional safety principles and practice. The certificate will not be awarded until sufficient experience is gained.

The course is not suitable for recent graduates with limited experience.

What is the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program?

TÜV Rheinland provides an internationally recognised certificate for Functional Safety Engineers as part of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program. 

As part of this program, the IICA Functional Safety Engineer SIS training course and exam have been reviewed and approved by TÜV Rheinland. 

To qualify for the Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, participants must have at least three years of relevant Functional Safety experience, have engineer level responsibilities and pass the exam at the completion of the course. 

An IICA “Certificate of Training” will be issued to all participants who complete the four day course. A TÜV Rheinland Certificate will be issued to those who pass the exam and meet the experience requirements.

Why IICA FS Training? 

  • Independent of SIS vendors
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Developed specifically for Australian industry
  • Totally new course material based on the latest version of IEC 61511
  • Balance of practical and theoretical instruction
  • Structured around the IEC 61511 functional safety lifecycle, emphasising what you have to do to comply
  • Some advanced non-examinable material (clearly identified) included for more experienced participants
  • Interactive training by well-regarded, highly experienced instructor
  • Extensive use of case studies & practical examples
  • Prior day revision & half day revision prior to exam included to maximise exam success

About the Course Facilitator

Bob Weiss is FSExp (TÜV Rheinland), CFSE, FIChemE, Fellow IICA.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in Functional Safety, and presented Honeywell's Functional Safety course in Australia for eight years.

A member of the Standards Australia subcommittee responsible for the Functional Safety Standards AS 61508 and AS IEC 61511, Bob has over 40 years experience in operations, control systems design, risk analysis and consulting at Monsanto, ICI Australia and Honeywell. 

Bob is a highly regarded instructor and draws on his broad experience throughout the course.

Cost per person:
$4,730 (incl. GST) if registered at least 3 weeks prior to the course date
$5,225 (incl. GST) for late registration
3% Discount for IICA Members
The course fee covers all materials, catering, the final exam and the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate (if successful)

Dates / locations:
Perth 11 – 15 May
Melbourne 27-31 July
Sydney 19 – 23 October
Course duration: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5.00pm
                            Friday 8.30 am to 12:30pm

More information: email

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