PMA30116: 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.

To be awarded this qualification, you will need to attain a total of 21 units of competency.


5 Core Units for this qualification:

  • MSMENV272     Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMSUP100     Apply workplace context to own job
  • MSMSUP102     Communicate in the workplace
  • MSMWHS110    Follow emergency response procedures
  • MSMWHS200    Work safely

Plus 16 Elective units:

  • MEM18011C      Shut down and isolate machine/equipment
  • PMAOPS303     Operate furnaces to induce reaction
  • PMAOPS305     Operate process control systems
  • PMAOPS309     Operate solids handling/storage equipment
  • PMAOPS365     Operate pelletising equipment
  • PMAOPS366     Operate sintering equipment
  • MSMSUP303     Identify equipment faults
  • MSMSUP382     Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
  • MSMSUP390     Use structured problem-solving tools
  • MEM11011B      Undertake manual handling
  • MSMPER200     Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205     Enter confined space
  • MSMSUP101     Clean workplace or equipment
  • MSMSUP106     Work in a team
  • PMAOPS232     Operate filtration equipment
  • PMAOPS246     Operate separation equipment

Note: Elective units may vary based upon student requirements.

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