Profibus Association of Australia announces that advance enrolments in Certified Profibus training courses scheduled for Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane in May this year are nearing the boom figures recorded in 2011.
Strong interest from Western Australian mining companies signals a return of confidence and a renewed optimism not seen since the slump in commodity prices witnessed in mid-2012.
UK Profibus trainer Andy Verwer will commence his four-week Australian Tour in Perth from 29 April to 10 May.
Enrolments are dominated once again by the Water Corporation of WA, reflecting their commitment to be at the highest level of readiness as Stage 2 of their Southern Seawater Desalination Plant enters the final commissioning phase.
PAA chairman Rafael Koenig comments that the large number of graduates that have passed through the Certified Profibus Training classes over the last two years coupled with the trend toward smarter process plants is changing perceptions within the automation industry.
PAA receives an increasing number of enquiries from newcomers as well as Profibus end-users for training, product availability and technical assistance.
Additional classes for Certified Installer, Certified Engineer, Commissioning and Maintenance and System Design are scheduled for Melbourne, Brisbane and Mackay throughout May.