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This Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries course from the Engineering Institute of Technology is designed 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 with international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 as a benchmark of acceptable quality in the design and management of safety controls.

This Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries  course from the 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. We will also go over methods for avoiding spurious trips.

You will learn about the meaning and implications of Safety Integrity Levels (SILs), how SIL targets are determined, the role of alarms in safety-critical applications, and the key features of safety-certified PLCs.

Other topics covered include calculating failure probabilities for single and redundant Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) designs, selecting instruments and controllers suitable for safety systems, managing the application software project for your safety system, and optimizing proof testing intervals.

Practical examples and discussions will assist you in developing your skills in this crucial aspect of instrument engineering.


To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars.  Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes.  If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Overview of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Safety Life Cycle Models
  • Hazard Study Methods
  • Risk Reduction by SIS
  • SIL Determination Methods
  • Designing SIS Structures

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  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

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