Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

MSM30116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $3679

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Average Course Duration: 15 Months

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Description

The MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing provides the competencies required by advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They would undertake more advanced roles than workers with a Certificate II in Process Manufacturing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.

This qualification is designed for use across the three process manufacturing sectors:

  • chemical, hydrocarbons and oil refining
  • plastics, rubber and cablemaking
  • manufactured mineral products.
  • It includes the same range of electives, but with different packaging rules to provide a qualification for workers unable to meet the technical requirements of PMA, PMB or PMC.

    This qualification covers:

  • production support workers - people working in manufacturing and filling the vital production support roles but who may not have the opportunity to develop competency in sufficient technical units related directly to producing products
  • employees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or 'specialised processes' and elsewhere when required.
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates of this course who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay.

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates of this course starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

    Jobs

    Graduates of this course are most often employed as:

    Labourers

    40%

    Labourers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    20.8%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    10%

    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of this course are most often employed in:

    Manufacturing

    28.3%

    Manufacturing
    Transport, postal and warehousing

    14.2%

    Transport, postal and warehousing
    Retail trade

    12.2%

    Retail trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Manufacturing Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Process Manufacturing is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Manufacturing.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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