PLC Basics - A 'Hands-on' Workshop

Who should attend

Trades people who have limited knowledge in the electrical field.

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for persons who have no, or limited knowledge of these electronic devices, that are extensively used in many areas of industry. Participants need to be familiar with the use of a personal computer.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

2020 dates coming soon

Duration Eight Evenings
Time 5.30pm - 9pm
Study location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from late 2020)
Study method Part-time
Domestic fees $675.40 (incl. NZQA Credit Fee)
International fees (NZD) NZD$800.00 (incl. NZQA Credit Fee)
Course code 527.403

Course structure

  • PLCs are compared to relay and hard-wired logic
  • Description of PLC components
  • Description of I/O capabilities
  • PLC programmers and programming methods
  • Storage of programs
  • Design and implement simple PLC programs.

This course is designed to bridge into the PLC Programming 1 course for those who wish to proceed further.

Unit Standard

This course satisfies the requirements of Unit Standard 5926 (Level 4, Credits 5).

To enrol in this course, please contact

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.