PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations

  • Accredited course.
  • Delivered online and self-paced.
  • Emphasis on advanced production process and equipment usage.

PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations

Course Description

The PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology, as provided by Volt Edge, is a technical qualification for plant technicians and operations technicians who will typically be involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant.

This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a technical role that includes an ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work in the chemical, hydrocarbons and refining industries.

Course Delivery

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

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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.

Install & Configure

Install & Configure

Accurately follow the workplace protocol of complex processes.



Apply communication and leadership skills to a team environment and work place operations.

MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment
MSMOPS400 Optimise process/plant area
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job
MSMSUP101 Clean workplace or equipment
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP200 Achieve work outcomes
MSMSUP205 Transfer loads
MSMSUP210 Process and record information
MSMSUP240 Undertake minor maintenance
MSMSUP292 Sample and test materials and product
MSMSUP303 Identify equipment faults
MSMSUP390 Use structured problem-solving tools
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
MSS402002 Sustain process improvements
MSS402040 Apply 5S procedures
PMAOPS101 Read dials and indicators
PMAOPS221 Operate and monitor prime movers
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems
PMAOPS234 Monitor and operate low pressure compressors
PMAOPS246 Operate separation equipment
PMAOPS280 Interpret process plant schematics
PMAOPS300 Operate a production unit
PMAOPS304 Operate and monitor compressor systems and equipment
PMAOPS305 Operate process control systems
PMAOPS306 Operate and troubleshoot production unit
PMAOPS309 Operate solids handling/storage facility
PMAOPS315 Operate and troubleshoot process control systems
PMAOPS319 Adjust batch
PMAOPS402 Respond to abnormal process situations
PMAOPS405 Operate complex control systems
PMASUP245 Break and make flanged joints using hand tools
PMASUP410 Develop plant documentation

Students must be employed in Resource Industry (Oil & Gas) and be working in project work.

Full Cost Gst Inc $6100.00
Fixed GST Amount $0.00

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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.


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.

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