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PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Operations

Course Description

The PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology 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

With theory online and practicals in the workplace, this course spans 6-24 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 or in a simulated environment.
To gain the qualification, students will need to complete 5 core units and 21 elective units (see the following page for units).

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Skills obtained


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

Install & Configure

Accurately follow the workplace protocol of complex processes.

Risk Management

Determine likelihoods and consequences to implement appropriate procedures.

Simulated Work Environment

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

Unit of Competencies
Unit Code Unit Name
PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology.
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.


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

Course Cost and Duration

The maximum course cost is $6, 100.00 – 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.

Additional Information

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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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