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PMA50116

Diploma of Process Plant Technology

Redefine your career in process manufacturing with this high-level qualification. Develop your existing skills and knowledge to become a qualified plant technician, project coordinator or manager.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Eagle Farm Starts anytime Duration: up to 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$4,760

Course overview

Redefine your career in process manufacturing with this high-level qualification. Develop your existing skills and knowledge to become a qualified plant technician, project coordinator or manager.

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.

In this course you will develop the ability to analyse product failures, plant performance and equipment. You will also gain the advanced skills and specialist knowledge needed to contribute to product modifications as well as assist in the development of new products. 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, hydrocarbons, and refining as a qualified plant technician, project coordinator, or operations manager. You can also take your understanding and skills to the next level with further study in this area.

What can I do?

  • Project Coordinator
  • Process Plant Operations Manager
  • Chemical Plant Technician

Course outcome:

PMA50116 Diploma of 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 Diploma of Process Plant Technology you can progress your career even further. With an advanced diploma study option you may receive credit from your diploma to complete your next qualification even sooner.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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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  • MSMSUP200
    Achieve work outcomes
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP200
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to identify and implement actions to achieve workplace targets and to suggest ways to improve processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Achieve work outcomes

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMSUP210
    Process and record information
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP210
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process information and respond to the information requirements of own job, including the completion of workplace documents, and clearly and concisely providing relevant information to others.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Process and record information

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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
  • Full fee: $4,760

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Diploma of Process Plant Technology (PMA50116)

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Diploma of Process Plant Technology

COURSE CODE: PMA50116
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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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.

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

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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