Certificate III in Pulp and Paper Operations

PPM30121

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in production roles in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry. In these roles, individuals undertake skilled work in pulp and/or papermaking operations according to quality standards and health and safety requirements. They provide accurate and timely technical advice and support to a team, and respond to a range of predictable and unforeseen problems relating to start up, operation and shutdown of ancillary equipment and processes, under broad supervision.

These individuals may work across one or more of the following pulping and papermaking operations areas or specialise in either pulping or papermaking operations:

  • wet end
  • dry end
  • pulping
  • stock preparation and handling
  • chemical recovery
  • electrical power generation
  • paper finishing and converting
  • primary resource
  • steam generation
  • recovered fibre
  • water services.
  • No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication, however some imported units in the elective bank relate to equipment use that require a high risk work licence. These units must be implemented in line with the parent training package.

    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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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    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

    48.6%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    18.9%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Labourers

    15.6%

    Labourers

    Industries

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

    Construction

    22.3%

    Construction
    Other Services

    16.3%

    Other Services
    Manufacturing

    14.2%

    Manufacturing

    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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    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    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.

    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories highlighted in blue on the map. For more information go to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

     


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