Next Course

  • Unlimited seats available

Skills obtained in this course:

Our Trainers

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

Course Description
The PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations, as provided by Volt Edge, is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product.

At this level, operators/technicians would undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. They would be expected to solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems, using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution, or a solution recorded in the procedures.

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

Theory is completed online and self-paced.

24hr access to Volt Edge support network.

View our calendar to see which dates suits you.

Units of Competencies – Core
PMA30116 – Certificate III 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 21 points, usually 16 electives. These 16 electives are listed below. 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:
Collect, analyse and organise information.
Identify and isolate faults in equipment.
Function and operate principles of equipment, machine components.

Price upon application.

Click here to download for this course flyer.