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PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA50116 State ID: BAN5
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The Diploma of Process Plant Technology is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil and gas and process plant technology industry looking to advance their career, and students without industry experience who would like a university qualification in engineering.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually, or as part of a project team. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

Gain these skills

  • apply statistics to operational processes
  • undertake process capability improvements
  • determine energy transfer loads
  • determine mass transfer loads
  • analyse equipment performance
  • process and record information
  • achieve work outcomes
  • work safely

The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. The qualification also leads directly into the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology.

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

VET Student Loans (VSL)

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.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 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 6 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

Nil

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.

Career outcomes within the oil & gas industry include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), while other roles in the resource sector include Superintendent, Advanced Engineering Tradesperson, Project Analyst, Project Coordinator and more.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see hhttps://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/

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

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

Become a specialist in your field with university study

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

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Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $601.02 $98.50 $699.52
Concession $178.08 $98.50 $276.58

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 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $601.02 $98.50 $699.52
Concession $178.08 $98.50 $276.58

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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