This Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries course at Engineering Institute of Technology is for engineers and technicians who wish to develop their knowledge of the design and implementation of safety instrumented systems as applied to industrial processes.
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Safety control systems are widely used in hazardous processes to protect people, the environment and equipment against serious harm. Many countries look for compliance to international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 as a benchmark of acceptable quality in design and management of safety controls.

The programme

This Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries course at Engineering Institute of Technology  will explain the key requirements of the IEC 61511 standard for all stages of the safety project from hazard and risk assessment studies through to hardware and software engineering and on to the maintenance and proof testing regimes. 

Practical examples and discussions will assist you to develop your skills in this most important aspect of instrument engineering.


This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Overview of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Safety Life Cycle Models
  • Hazard Study Methods
  • Risk Reduction by SIS
  • Selecting Instruments for Safety Duties
  • Reliability Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C


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