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Happy Fathers Day – Sunday 6th September 2015

Fathers Day copyThis Sunday, 6th September, is an important day to highlight the significant role that fathers play in our lives. It’s a day to celebrate not only dads, but step-dads, surrogate dads, foster fathers, grandfathers, male friends and relatives who have been male role models for our children, our families and ourselves.

Over the past few decades, there has been a shift in the role of fathers in the family, with male role models playing a greater and more influential part in the upbringing of children. This has led to a greater cultural awareness of the impact of fathers on families.

However you decide to celebrate Father’s Day, enjoy the time you spend with your family and plan to spend more quality time with them in the future.

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,IMG_0702.JPG (3)
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so,
He called it … Dad

From all of us at Jamestech,

Happy Fathers Day!

Darren Caulfield

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Electrical – Instrumentation Courses – what should I do?

Many Electrical Fitter / Mechanic Tradesmen ask me “what courses I should do to get a job in the process plant”.

Coming from an Instrumentation background (completing my apprenticeship at Queensland Nickel), my obvious answer is, get yourself enrolled in an Instrumentation Course and complete it.

Whether you choose a Certificate III or IV course is really up to the time you have available and the level of training you feel you would like.

A Certificate III is the trade certificate and Certificate IV is classed as an advanced trade certificate that is usually completed once you already have your electrical trade.

There are several courses offered by training organisations, that are made of units that would definetly increase your knowledge in Process Control and Instrumentation.

Relevant Courses codes they you could undertake are:
* UEE31211 – Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
* UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation
* UEE42211 – Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control

All of these courses come from the
UEE11 – Electrotechnology Training Package

Have a look at the units in the courses and see which ones you feel you would enjoy learning about.

These qualifications provide suitable knowledge and skills in Instrumentation and Process Control.  With the practical and in-depth training that you receive during this courses, you can look forward to advancing your career towards a position in a more Process Control focussed industry such as a Mining, Refining and Oil and Gas facility.

These are all nationally accredited courses allowing you to work in industries throughout Australia and with the high quality of the Australian Courses, they are usually recognised by training authorities abroad.

All Training Organisations offer RPL for past experiences that could significantly reduce training required for you to achieve this qualification.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Jamestech staff on:

Main Telephone: 1300 732881 (freecall within Australia)
Brisbane Office: +61-7-5547 3600
Townsville Office: +61-7-4726 7709
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Darren Caulfield