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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 eqipgladstone.com.au for further information.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $6,144.00 (2022)
$6,400.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $384.00 (2022)
$400.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $143.20 (2023)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Start TAFE Now
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Utilities
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

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS200 Work safely More Information Training.gov Details
Elective


HLTAID011 Provide First Aid More Information Training.gov Details
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres More Information Training.gov Details
MSMPER205 Enter confined space More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS280 Interpret process plant schematics More Information Training.gov Details
MSMSUP210 Process and Record Information More Information Training.gov Details
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems More Information Training.gov Details
PMAOPS201 Operate fluid flow equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
2 MSMPER205 - Enter confined space
6 PMAOPS101 - Read dials and indicators
7 PMAOPS280 - Interpret process plant schematics
8 MSMSUP100 - Apply workplace context to own job
9 MSMWHS110 - Follow emergency response procedures
10 MSMSUP102 - Communicate in the workplace
11 MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
12 MSMWHS200 - Work safely
13 MSMSUP210 - Process and Record Information
14 MSMOPS200 - Operate equipment
15 PMAOPS223 - Operate and monitor valve systems
16 PMAOPS201 - Operate fluid flow equipment
18 MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

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
RPL
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

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On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

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On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

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On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Start TAFE Now (STN) Course Structure

On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time
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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.