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Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

Course Description
The PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations, as provided by Volt Edge, is a technical qualification for operators in the hydrocarbons, petrochemical, chemical, metal/ore processing and related process manufacturing industry sectors.
It is intended for competent operators who operate production equipment or undertake similar roles directly producing products. The operator would apply a breadth and depth of knowledge to a defined range of situations and would be expected to apply this knowledge to solve a defined range of problems by applying known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems.

Course Delivery
The theory of this course is delivered online followed by an on the job face-to-face practical.

Training is completed online and self-paced.

24hr access to Volt Edge support network.

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Units of Competencies – Core
PMA20116 – Certificate II in Process Plant Operations.

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.


Units of Competencies – Elective
Volt Edge requires, in addition to the core units, a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighing of 11 points. You may choose any 11 of the following 16 electives. Any electives outside what is mentioned below will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machine/equipment.
PMAOPS300 Operate a production unit.
PMAOPS304 Shut down and isolate machine/equipment.
MEM18011C Operate and monitor compressor systems and equipment.
PMAOPS333 Operate wells and gathering systems.
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling.
MSMPER205 Enter confined space.
MSMSUP240 Undertake minor maintenance.
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres.
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators.
PMAOPS221 Operate and monitor prime movers.
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems.
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres.
PMAOPS233 Monitor wells and gathering systems.
PMAOPS234 Monitor and operate low pressure compressors.
PMAOPS246 Operate separation equipment.
PMAOPS280 Interpret process plant schematics.
PMASUP245 Break and make flanged joints using hand tools.


Upon completion you will be able to:
Complete logs and reports.
Recognise a problem or a potential problem related to a plant item.
Select and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures.

Price upon application.

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