National ID: PMA50116 | State ID: BAN5


The Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA50116 is aimed at professionals with experience working in the oil and gas and process plant technology industry that are looking to advance their career.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications either individually, or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role.

The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. Career outcomes include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM). The qualification also leads directly into the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA60116, which can be credited towards study at a university level.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Australian Centre For Energy And Process Training Acept
Duration One semester full-time
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Achieve work outcomes MSMSUP200 AWC30
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Process and record information MSMSUP210 AWC28
Work safely MSMWHS200 AWC15

2 Group A - Technical Electives

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Determine energy transfer loads PMAOPS511 AXM75
Determine mass transfer loads PMAOPS512 AXM74

3 Group B - Support Electives

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse equipment performance PMASUP540 AXM25
Contribute to safety case PMAWHS502 AXM12

4 Group C - Other Electives

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply calculus to engineering tasks MEM23007A WE920
Undertake process capability improvements MSS404050A WD537
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated May 29, 2017