The Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA50116 is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil & 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.
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 PMA60116.
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.
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 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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Attendance in class
This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 421 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 20 weeks.
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.
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.
- The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles. Career outcomes include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM).
For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/
Further study opportunities:
- PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology, State ID BAM9