Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

PMA30113

Course Overview

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Description

The PMA30113 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations has been developed as a technical qualification for use in the PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The PMA30113 Certificate III in Process Plant Operation is intended for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce products. At this level, operators/technicians would undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. They would be expected to solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems, using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution, or a solution recorded in the procedures.

The MSA30107Certificate III in Process Manufacturing is available for production support employees at this level and should be used where the job requirements do not allow for the development of competency in sufficient technical units of competency. The Certificate III in MSA31108 Competitive Manufacturing is available for employees at this level where the job requires sophisticated manufacturing practice skills rather than technical skills.

Application

This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing an advanced operational role that includes an ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

Operators may specialise in one of the following areas:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • polymer manufacture
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing
  • other related areas.
  • Specialisations must be reflected by the selection of units identified for specialised streams.

    Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    46.2%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    18.7%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Labourers

    16.8%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    23.9%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    17.4%

    Manufacturing
    Other Services

    13.6%

    Other Services

    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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

    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.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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