Belden Australia , through its brand Hirshmann Automation and Control (Hirschmann), has gained a partnership with RMIT University in providing training and certifications for Industrial Ethernet skills.
According to Bruce Kendall, Senior Educator in RMIT’s School of Engineering (TAFE), Industrial Ethernet is a rapidly evolving technology for networking and communication.
“It’s vital to a range of industries, including oil and gas, metals and mining, water, food, road, rail and air transportation, power, manufacturing, and building automation,” says Kendall.
“RMIT will offer training on the Hirschmann platform, allowing students to obtain certification as a Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer (HiSE) or Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE).”
Adam Callender, Marketing Director of Belden Asia Pacific, said Industrial Ethernet extends beyond the physical attributes of data communication equipment.
“A successful implementation requires knowledge surrounding total lifecycle from the physical and logical design, component selection, engineering and configuration, installation and testing, operations and maintenance, disaster recovery and expansions/upgrades,” says Callender.
“We chose to partner with RMIT because of its ability to deliver excellent education and training with a practical focus.”
RMIT will be offering the Hirschman-certified training courses on site anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, as well as on campus.