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Profibus Association responds to demand for training courses

THE PROFIBUS Association of Australia says a spike in demand for Certified Profibus training means it is scheduling a new series of courses in May and November 2011.

The courses will be conducted by Profibus trainer Andy Verwer.

According to the PAA, over the past few months, enquiries for Profibus training have risen significantly compared to previous years. The majority of interest has been from Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.

This interest is partly due to capital works projects which are either in progress or set to start over the next 12 months, with the most prominent being the $2bn Karara iron project in WA and the Melbourne Desalination project in VIC, both of which have invested in Profibus.

The PAA says it is seeing end users committed to demanding all involved technicians, installers and engineers have certified Profibus qualifications.

The association says without expert knowledge on Profibus technology, particularly in the design and installation of networks, communication issues will occur and breakdowns will follow.

Andy Verwer’s 2011 Certified Profibus Courses will commence in Perth (9 May), followed by Melbourne (16 May) and Brisbane (23 May).

The popular and in-demand Certified Profibus Installer, Certified Profibus Engineer and non-certified Commissioning and Maintenance courses will be held again.

For all dates and course information visit the PAA website at

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