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.
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.
- 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
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full-time across eight weeks, or 5 days per week over four two-week blocks when studied part-time across 40 weeks. These blocks need to be completed sequentially as the blocks and units build on each other. Students can do more than one block per term/semester.
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.
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.
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