Profibus Association of Australia has achieved recognition within the Profibus International worldwide network by training a high number of Profibus graduates in 2012. Profibus Australia is now the world’s second highest ranked regional Profibus Training provider (behind the UK) for certified courses.
Profibus Australia in partnership with the PICC/PITC (Pentair Flow Control) organises training programmes in major capital cities twice a year (May and November). Conducted by visiting UK trainer Andy Verwer and local PITC trainers, the courses include Certified Installer, Certified Engineer, Commissioning & Maintenance and System Design.
Participants in these courses mainly include engineers and technicians employed by major mining companies in Western Australia and Queensland. Other industries well represented include water and wastewater, food and beverage, cement and manufacturing.
Certified Training graduates recorded by the PAA and the PITC in 2012 included Certified Installer (100), Commissioning & Maintenance (101) and Certified Engineers (13).
Profibus Australia Chairman, Rafael Koenig describes the results as an outstanding achievement for Profibus Australia, reflecting the rapid growth in process automation implementation throughout the country. He adds that PAA invests considerable physical and financial resources every year in planning and promoting these training courses, and it is satisfying to see a return on investment.