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PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

National ID: PMA20116 State ID: BAN1
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Kick start your career in process plant operations

Our Certificate II in Process Plant Operations offers students exposure to the fundamentals of process plant operations. You will learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. 

This course forms part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package (PMA16) and offers a number of specialist unit streams. It is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the following chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

Gain these skills

  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • apply workplace context to own job
  • follow emergency response procedures
  • use equipment
  • operate equipment
  • work in accordance with an issued permit
  • read dials and indicators
  • operate fluid flow equipment
  • operate local control system
  • monitor continuous process plant
  • operate separation equipment
  • interpret process plant schematics
  • prepare and isolate plant

Specialist facilities at Munster Campus 

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art engineering building at Munster campus, featuring a real-life operating plant, an attached control room and technical engineering workshop rooms. 

Half-price

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

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full-time across eight weeks, or 3 days per week when studied part-time across 40 weeks.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. For part-time study, the requirement for at-home study increases to 8 hours per week.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

There is no work placement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • PPE/Uniform – steel cap boots (no volleys permitted) , long trousers and long sleeve.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $737.10 $216.75 $953.85
Concession $218.40 $216.75 $435.15

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

Details
Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $737.10 $216.75 $953.85
Concession $218.40 $216.75 $435.15

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $737.10 $216.75 $953.85
Concession $218.40 $216.75 $435.15

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

Details
Duration 12 Months
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $737.10 $216.75 $953.85
Concession $218.40 $216.75 $435.15

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

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