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  • PMA50116

Diploma of Process Plant Technology

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Project Coordinator
  • Process Plant Operations Manager
  • Chemical Plant Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology

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Course overview

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP200
Achieve work outcomes
MSMSUP210
Process and record information
MSMWHS200
Work safely

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMOPS400
Optimise process/plant area
MSMPER400
Coordinate permit process
PMAOMIR430
Conduct and assess incident exercises
PMAOMIR444
Develop incident containment tactics
PMAOPS402
Respond to abnormal process situations
PMAOPS405
Operate complex control systems
PMAOPS411
Manage plant shutdown and restart
PMAOPS500
Optimise production systems
PMAOPS501
Provide operational expertise to a project team
PMAOPS505
Control the process during abnormal situations
PMAOPS520
Manage utilities
PMAOPS521
Plan plant shutdown
PMAOPS522
Coordinate plant shutdown
PMASUP445
Participate in HAZOP studies
PMASUP520
Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process
PMASUP540
Analyse equipment performance
PMAWHS511
Manage emergency incidents
TAEASS401
Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402
Assess competence
TAEASS403
Participate in assessment validation

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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Important Information
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Important Information


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