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PMA20116 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

Course Details

Course Summary

This course has been developed as a technical qualification for use in the PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package. This course is intended to prepare workers to perform operational roles in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refined sectors.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires application direct to Education Queensland and Industry Partnerships (EQIP). The application process includes a formal interview and applicants will be advised of the success of their application prior to finalisation of their enrolment. No direct enrolment to CQUniversity are accepted for this course. Visit http://eqipgladstone.com.au/ for further information.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Start TAFE Now
Skill Area
  • Engineering
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Successful completion of this course allow you gain employment as a process plant operator, chemical plant operator, trainee process technician or process technician in a production or manufacturing related industry.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 11 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Start TAFE Now (STN) Course Structure

1 year part-time

  • On-campus
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS200 Work safely More Information Training.gov Details
Elective


HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit More Information Training.gov Details
MSMPER202 Observe permit work More Information Training.gov Details
MSMPER205 Enter confined space More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS201 Operate fluid flow equipment More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS280 Interpret process plant schematics More Information Training.gov Details
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP210 Process and Record Information More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMPER205 Enter confined space
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
PMAOPS280 Interpret process plant schematics
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems
PMAOPS201 Operate fluid flow equipment
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
MSMPER202 Observe permit work
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP210 Process and Record Information

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Start TAFE Now (STN) Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Start TAFE Now (STN) Course Structure

On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Please note that Start TAFE Now (STN) students are required to be enrolled in all units for 2019 at the time of initial enrolment.