Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 4


This course introduces design and programming methods for large-scale distributed control systems. The focus is on modular program elements with defined interfaces and communication protocols between function blocks.

Course content

The course covers:
• State diagrams
• State machines
• Applying object-oriented concepts
• Programming in Structured Text language
• Function block data interfaces and connections
• Multi-element variables
• HMI VB script
• CPU to CPU communication.


Ideal for

This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from intermediate to advanced practitioners wanting to extend their experience with object-oriented solutions.

Important Information

The following software and hardware are used;
• Siemens TIA Portal V15 and SIMATIC S7-1500 controller with CPU1516 3PN/DP.

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At the end of this course, participants will able to apply object-oriented concepts to the design, implementation and maintenance of distributed systems.


All participants should have completed Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 3 or have equivalent experience.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


A certificate of recognition will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Additional notes


Printable course flyer

Available course dates

Thursday 10 October 2019

  • Code S130057
  • Start date 10.10.19
  • End date 14.11.19
  • Hours 24
  • Campus RMIT
  • Fee $720.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 10.10.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 17.10.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 24.10.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 31.10.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 07.11.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 14.11.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00

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