Profibus Australia expands training courses for 2015

Certified PROFINET and Profibus courses will be available at all major industrial and engineering centres around Australia and New Zealand this year.

Profibus Australia (PAA) has announced a five week training campaign for 2015, in partnership with Verwer Training Consultancy (VTC) and the PICC (Pentair).

Engineers in New Zealand will be the first to benefit from the training programme starting in April. The courses will then continue in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne throughout May 2015.

The process and manufacturing industries are increasingly adopting PROFINET and other industrial Ethernet networks. In response, Automation Engineers hoping to gain an advantage in the jobs market must update and upgrade their PROFINET and Profibus knowledge and qualifications.

To bridge this knowledge gap, the PAA has invited UK-based automation expert Peter Thomas from VTC to conduct 3-day Certified PROFINET Engineer courses in Australia. These courses, which started in 2014, provide both practical experience and theory, ensuring an all-rounded learning experience.

The launch of the new courses in November 2014, combined with the PAA’s extensive promotion efforts, have led to unprecedented industry awareness and demand for PROFINET and Profibus training, resulting in a steep increase in enrolment enquiries over the past three months.

To cater for this demand, the PAA is announcing additional PROFINET training courses for 2015 in New Zealand, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.