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MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

National ID: MSM30116 | State ID: BAN8

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. 

Course Aims

  • 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
  • Assist students with a pathway to employment or higher level qualifications

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, 2020 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

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
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
Job opportunities


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


Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Course enquiry

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Page last updated March 30, 2020