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  • PMA30116

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

At a glance

At a glance

Develop your skills in operating production equipment with this technical qualification. This course is perfect for advanced operators and operations technicians to have their existing skills recognised and become a qualified process plant operator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Process Plant Technician
  • Process Plant Operator
COURSE OUTCOME

PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in process plant operations with this mid-level technical course. 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 learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. You will develop skills to undertake more advanced operations typically of integrated plant units in accordance with operating procedures. You will apply your knowledge to identify a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems and will use your product and process knowledge to apply documented solutions or develop new solutions where there is no known solution.

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

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP100
Apply workplace context to own job
MSMSUP102
Communicate in the workplace
MSMWHS110
Follow emergency response procedures
MSMWHS200
Work safely

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM18011C
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MSMOPS212
Use organisation computers or data systems
MSMPER200
Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMPER201
Monitor and control work permits
MSMPER205
Enter confined space
MSMPER300
Issue work permits
MSMSUP210
Process and record information
MSMSUP240
Undertake minor maintenance
MSMSUP303
Identify equipment faults
MSMSUP309
Maintain and organise workplace records
MSMWHS205
Control minor incidents
MSMWHS212
Undertake first response to fire incidents
MSMWHS216
Operate breathing apparatus
MSMWHS217
Gas test atmospheres
PMAOPS101
Read dials and indicators
PMAOPS201
Operate fluid flow equipment
PMAOPS204
Select and use utilities and services
PMAOPS205
Operate heat exchangers
PMAOPS216
Operate local control system
PMAOPS221
Operate and monitor prime movers
PMAOPS222
Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment
PMAOPS223
Operate and monitor valve systems
PMAOPS230
Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment
PMAOPS240
Store fluids in bulk
PMAOPS246
Operate separation equipment
PMAOPS280
Interpret process plant schematics
PMAOPS300
Operate a production unit
PMAOPS304
Operate and monitor compressor systems and equipment
PMAOPS305
Operate process control systems
PMAOPS312
Undertake ship loading/unloading operations
PMAOPS320
Conduct artificial lift
PMAOPS321
Undertake well management
PMAOPS326
Operate gas absorption unit
PMAOPS335
Conduct pipeline pigging
PMASUP236
Operate vehicles in the field
PMASUP243
Monitor and maintain pipeline coatings
PMASUP244
Prepare and isolate plant
PMASUP341
Monitor and maintain instrument and control systems
PMASUP346
Control corrosion

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement or Direct Entry.

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

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech can assist you with undertaking any other units listed on Training.gov.au, please contact 1800 647 447 for further support.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland