TAFE Queensland Kingaroy campus employees Tam Geritz, Gerard Fox and Debbie Jackson with Dan Coonan, from Origin Energy (Photo: TAFE)

August 24, 2020

Origin Energy has donated a range of specialist equipment to Kingaroy TAFE for students to use while studying electrotechnology.

The Ralston nitrogen analyser, Rosemount process controllers, thermocouples, harp transmitters, bypass controllers and associated switch gear will be used in the campus’ instrument lab.

The equipment will give apprentices the opportunity to learn about the current technology used in industry.

Electrotechnology teacher Gerard Fox said that as technology advances, so does industry’s expectations.

“These instruments will be used for our Certificate III and IV Instrumentation students to calibrate and commission in a real-world scenario on campus,” he said.

The updated technology will ensure apprentices have the skills required to take advantage of growth in the industry.

The electrical services industry is one of the largest special construction industries in Australia.

There is a strong demand for electricians specialising in telecommunications, instrumentation and information technology, as well as security and electronic control systems.

“The skills that our students gain from working with this equipment are transferrable across industries and will set them up to take advantage of the electrical careers of the future,” Mr Fox said

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