Certificate IV in Polymer Technology

PMB40116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: Not available

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Average Course Duration: 3 Years

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Description

The PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology is intended for senior operators and polymer technicians

The senior operator/technician may be process-based and directly involved in production or they may be based elsewhere, for example, in a laboratory, although they will typically still have functions on the production floor.

The senior operator/technician will be able to apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed operations skills in situations that require autonomy, discretion and judgement, such as product and process improvements and trialling.

The senior operator/technician will be able to solve complex problems which require in depth theoretical knowledge combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment.

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.

For people who require a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles see MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, units of competency in this qualification may provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required for licences 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 IV).

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 IV).

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 IV).

Jobs

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

Technicians and Trades Workers

34%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Machinery Operators and Drivers

17.6%

Machinery Operators and Drivers
Professionals

13.1%

Professionals

Industries

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

Manufacturing

23.6%

Manufacturing
Mining

14%

Mining
Construction

13.9%

Construction

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 IV in Polymer Technology 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.


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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