Certificate III in Polymer Processing

PMB30116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: Not available

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Average Course Duration: 3 Years

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Description

The PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing is intended for advanced operators who use production equipment to directly produce products.

The operator will be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed skills to undertake advanced operations and exercise judgement in areas such as start-up and shutdown procedures and quality assurance.

The operator will be able to apply their knowledge to anticipate problems and to solve a range of routine and non-routine problems using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution or do not have a solution recorded in the procedures.

This qualification applies to the production of a wide range of polymer products and components ranging from consumer products to components to be included in other commercial, industrial or consumer products. Products may be made from a wide range of natural and synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers. Production may be long runs of standard products, short runs or ‘one offs’ of specialised products.

The qualification includes units of competency which are the beginning of the polymer technician stream and which contribute to a deeper knowledge of polymers and processes.

For people who do not directly produce product but work in production support roles see MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing.

For people who require a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles see MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices.

There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.

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

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.


Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Career Pathway

Certificate III in Polymer Processing is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking.


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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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