PMA30120: PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

This is a technical qualification designed for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product.

This qualification reflects the role of operators/ technicians, who applies a broad range of skills and knowledge to anticipate problems using product and process knowledge to develop solutions. At this level, operators/technicians would undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. They would be expected to solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems, using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution, or a solution recorded in the procedures.

Once successful, you would apply a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by our Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have written and spoken English skills to the certificate level of the course, as well as access to the internet and a computer in order to enrol in this course

Only students who successfully complete all required units of competency will be issued with an AQF certificate III qualification. Students who complete one or more units, but do not complete the whole qualification will be issued with a statement of attainment for the completed units only.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses your competency—acquired through formal and informal learning—to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of study. Students with previous skills, knowledge or experience are entitled to apply for RPL for a full qualification or individual units of competency. Students will be required to produce evidence and undertake assessment as part of the RPL process. 

If you have previously completed a unit/s of competency and can provide valid evidence of AQF certification (issued by an RTO), you are eligible to apply for a credit transfer and would not be required to undertake further study for the unit.

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