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MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

National ID: MSM30116 State ID: BAN8
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Upon completion of the Certificate III in Process Manufacturing, students could receive the opportunity to undertake apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in the oil and gas and resources sector or go on to complete higher level studies. Students completing an advanced diploma are granted one year advanced standing on the pathway to a Curtin University degree. 

Gain these skills

  • Foster an understanding of career opportunities in the oil and gas, mining or chemical processing industries
  • Develop technical and practical skills
  • Learn foundation engineering design principals, technology and practices
  • Pave a pathway to employment or higher level qualifications

Please note: this course is offered in Semester 2 only. Applications for scholarships open 11 April.

This course is also delivered as part of the Chevron Women in Engineering program. As part of this sponsorship, 14 fully funded scholarships are available for women in Semester 2 to target and promote more female participation in engineering and the oil/ gas and resource industries. For more information on this program, and for application details, please click the button below. 

Women in Engineering


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 one semester. 

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.

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


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.

People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following sectors:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing
  • other related areas

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Pathways from this qualification include

  • MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing, State ID BAM7

Because of the similarity with PMA and MEM qualifications, it is also possible to progress into qualifications from these two training packages e.g.

  • PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations, State ID BAM8
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.

Semester 2, 2022

Munster - Full time - On Campus

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $994.68 $390.00 $1,384.68
Concession $294.72 $390.00 $684.72

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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