Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

PMA30116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $3733

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Average Course Duration: 13 Months

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Description

The PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. 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.

Other non-technical Certificate III qualifications are available for production support employees at this level, such as MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing.

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

Technicians and Trades Workers

49.8%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Machinery Operators and Drivers

16.7%

Machinery Operators and Drivers
Labourers

15.8%

Labourers

Industries

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

Construction

24.3%

Construction
Manufacturing

18.8%

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

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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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.


Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Career Pathway

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


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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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