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PMA40116

Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Develop specialised skills in process plant problem solving with this technical qualification. This course is perfect for advanced operators and technicians wanting to become a qualified process plant technician.

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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$6,630
Subsidised
$7,570
Full Fee
$10,740
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Course overview

Develop specialised skills in process plant problem solving with this technical qualification. This course is perfect for advanced operators and technicians wanting to become a qualified process plant technician.

Demand for process plant operators in Australia remains steady with up to 10,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Opportunities continue as companies require workers with the technical skills to operate CSG, LNG, and hydrocarbons plant and equipment.

Depending on your electives, this course will teach you how to manage plant shutdown and restart, control minor incidents, interpret process plant schematics, and participate in continuous improvement. You may also gain specialist skills in well management, gas turbines, electrical power, and pumping, valve, pipeline, and compressor systems. Our industry experienced teachers will provide you with the one-on-one support you need to succeed.

Complete this course to open up a range of possibilities in chemical, emergency support, CSG, hydrocarbons extraction, hydrocarbons transmission, and LNG as a qualified plant technician. You can also take your understanding and skills to the next level with further studies in this area.

What can I do?

  • Plant Technician (Emergency Response)
  • Oil Refinery Plant Technician
  • LPG Plant Technician
  • Hydrocarbons Plant Technician
  • Chemical Plant Technician
  • Process Plant Technician

Course outcome:

PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Recognition of experience

Get recognition for the skills and knowledge you have already gained working in the process plant industry through TAFE Queensland's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can use RPL to have your existing skills taken into account and earn your qualification sooner.

Study pathways

Once you've completed your Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations you can progress your career even further. With study options in Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology you may receive credit from your Certificate IV to complete your next qualification even sooner.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 21 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

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  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
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  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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  • MSMSUP100
    Apply workplace context to own job
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    MSMSUP100
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to complete own work activities.
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  • Apply workplace context to own job

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  • MSMSUP102
    Communicate in the workplace
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    MSMSUP102
    Unit description :
    This unit applies to personnel who are required to communicate clearly and accurately to record messages, seek clarification, access needed information, relay information to other people and complete workplace documentation.
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  • Communicate in the workplace

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  • MSMWHS110
    Follow emergency response procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMWHS110
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to follow emergency response procedures in the workplace. It involves the use of workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for oneself and others.
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  • Follow emergency response procedures

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  • MSMWHS200
    Work safely
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMWHS200
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. The unit of competency covers identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.
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  • Work safely

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 6 months
Part time
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Concession: $6,630
  • Subsidised: $7,570
  • Full fee: $10,740

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Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology (PMA40116)

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Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

COURSE CODE: PMA40116
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This qualification is intended for plant technicians who are employed in the chemical and oil refining industry as operators and have access to relevant plant equipment.

Resources Required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

This course is offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only.

The cost of the RPL will vary depending on the number of units of competency you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or training required. You will be provided with an approximate cost for your unique situation when you apply.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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