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PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID PMA60116 State ID BAM9
Master process plant technology in oil and gas

Gain advanced skills in plant operations and manufacturing.

Accredited by Engineers Australia, this course opens doors to key roles like Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM). Study at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility endorsed by industry leaders. 

process plant technology

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

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Have a career dream to work on key oil and gas projects and reach your true potential in a supervisory role? Become a highly skilled operator in process plant technology with this advanced qualification.

SM TAFE is endorsed by Engineers Australia (EA) with accreditation for this course in line with consistently meeting national and international benchmarks for the program, including delivery and innovation in program design.

Be guided by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you gain a specialised skillset to work on high level projects in process plant technology and manufacturing, such as plant modifications and risk management. You'll be equipped with knowledge to determine energy and mass transfer loads, perform plan start up and shutdown, analyse equipment performance and optimise productivity, whilst you further develop your leadership and problem solving skills.

If you're currently an industry professional, this course will assist you to advance your career standing, with the program being specifically designed to bolster the skills of recruits, existing workers and supervisors. SM TAFE also offers university pathway qualifications, providing students the opportunity to gain entry into second year Engineering programs at leading universities.

This course provides a direct pathway to employment opportunities across the exciting resources sector in chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons and refining fields. You'll be job ready for roles such as Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) in oil and gas or positions such as Superintendent and Project Coordinator in resources.

Study in specialist facilities

Learn in SM TAFE’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), located at Munster Campus. The Centre offers a world-class, specialist training facility aligned with training requirements of the oil and gas, processing and resources industries, featuring a real-life operating plant, a control room and an office space for industry partners to allow direct participation with students, as well as technical engineering workshop rooms.

SM TAFE works closely with industry partners such as Shell, Chevron and Woodside to ensure our training meets industry practice. Students can gain hands-on experience with advanced technologies and equipment, and be trained in an industry standard setting.


  • determine energy & mass transfer loads
  • plant shutdown 
  • equipment performance
  • improvements to process capability
  • processing and recording information
  • safe work practices

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