The PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations 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.
With theory online and practicals in the workplace, this is course that makes approximately 12 months depending on how much access students have to the site.
RPL is available if students wish to get recognition for prior learning. This process commences with a self-appraising questionnaire that students complete and return to help our trainer identify the units of competency students may need to complete.
Students will undertake theory assessments and hands on practicals in their workplace.
To gain a qualification students will need to complete 5 core units and 16 elective units.
Accurately follow the workplace protocol of complex processes.
Benefit from the close and detailed guidance of our trainers in person.
Understand your workplaces’ role in applying environmental policies to your specific industry.
Determine likelihoods and consequences to implement appropriate procedures.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|PMA30116||Certificate III in Process Plant Operations.|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.|
|MSMSUP100||Apply workplace context to own job.|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace.|
|MSMWHS110||Follow emergency response procedures.|
|PMAOPS300||Operate a production unit.|
|PMAOPS304||Operate and monitor compressor systems and equipment.|
|PMAOPS305||Operate process control systems.|
|MSMSUP240||Undertake minor maintenance.|
|MSMWHS217||Gas test atmospheres.|
|PMAOPS101||Read dials and indicators.|
|PMAOPS223||Operate and monitor valve 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.|
|MSMPER205||Enter confined space.|
|MSMPER200||Work in accordance with an issued permit.|
|PMAOPS221||Operate and monitor prime movers.|
|MSMSUP390||Use structured problem-solving tools.|
|MSMSUP200||Achieve work outcomes.|
|MSMSUP210||Process and record information|
|MSMSUP303||Identify equipment faults|
Students must be currently employed in the industry (Oil and Gas).
The maximum course cost is $5, 000.00 – however, if students hold any units of competency required in this course, we would require a copy of the students Academic Transcripts as this can not only reduce study time but costing as well.
$10/nominal hour – costs will vary depending on previous units completed and electives selected.
Volt Edge requires, in addition to the core units, a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighing of 21 points.
The elective units will be determined by Volt Edge upon application.
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