PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

  • Accredited course.
  • Delivered online and self-paced.
  • Emphasis on the operation of production equipment.

PMA20116 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 to prepare workers 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 or simulated environment.

To gain a qualification students will need to complete 5 core units and 11 elective units (see below for units).

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Skills Obtained

Simulated Work Environment

Simulated Work Environment

Benefit from the close and detailed guidance of our trainers in person.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Determine likelihoods and consequences to implement appropriate procedures.



Compile and produce appropriate documentation of work operations.

Environmental Procedures

Environmental Procedures

Understand your workplaces’ role in applying environmental policies to your specific industry.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMOPS100 Use equipment
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment
MSMOPS212 Use organisation computers or data systems
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMPER201 Monitor and control work permits
MSMPER202 Observe permit work
MSMPER205 Enter confined space
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP200 Achieve work outcomes
MSMSUP210 Process and record information
MSMSUP240 Undertake minor maintenance
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators
PMAOPS221 Operate and monitor prime movers
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems
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

There are no entry requirements. Students who do not currently work on a site, we can arrange a simulated environment.

Full Cost Gst Inc $3000.00
Fixed GST Amount $0.00

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