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Skills First Funding

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ENROLMENT TYPE

Non Apprentice/Trainee

Trainee

Course Code

PMA30120

DURATION

14 Months

STUDY MODE

Face to Face

Training Provider

National Training Services (NTS)

Potential employment Opportunites

Job roles this program is suitable for include:

  • Operations
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Procurement
  • Supervisory/leading hand/team leadership roles
PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations PMA30120

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for advanced operators and technicians of production equipment within a process plant environment.

At this level, operators/technicians would undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures. They would be able to 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.

In this course participants will undertake practical workplace improvement projects that focus on implementing Lean concepts and sustainable improvements to manufacturing environments. These projects are tailored to suit real areas of improvement within the workplace.

What is Lean? Read more here →

This qualification is normally offered in conjunction with one other qualification depending on the requirements of each company and its workforce.

The qualification offered in conjunction with PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is:

MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

DURATION
Training for this qualification is conducted in the workplace over a maximum of 14 months.

WHO IS IT FOR
This qualification is only offered as a traineeship.

The program is suitable for manufacturing employees with significant experience of around 4 to 5 years minimum. Where there is a cohort with a mixture of experience at a worksite a small percentage of recent employees and apprentices with some manufacturing experience can be accommodated in the program.

Job roles this program is suitable for include:

  • Operations
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Procurement
  • Supervisory/leading hand/team leadership roles

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. It is not suitable for direct entry from school, or new entrants to the manufacturing industry who have no previous training or experience in manufacturing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites, however, National Training Services offers this qualification as a work-based training and assessment program and therefore applicants must be employed in a suitable manufacturing company.

Additionally, they will need to have the support of their employer to undertake the training and assessment program.

TUITION FEES
National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.

Note: Skills First funding is available for this program as a Traineeship course only.

VICTORIAN SKILLS FIRST ELIGIBILITY
You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa;
  • and under 20 years old;

OR

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
  • over 20 years old and enrolling into a qualification higher than the highest qualification already held.

Statement of fees for Skills First funded students →

CERTIFICATION
To be awarded the PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations competency must be achieved in twenty-one (21) units of competency. The twenty one units are comprised of:

Five core units of competency
Sixteen elective units of competency
View the full list of units of competency here →

NTS PATHWAYS
PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

LEARNING
Training and assessment activities undertaken in the workplace include:

Training sessions
Project planning, implementation and presentation
Skills development
ASSESSMENT

Assessment consists of:

Written or verbal assessment
Workplace observation by the trainer
Project presentations reviewed by the trainer and workplace management
Third Party Reports

The program is structured into 4 clusters of related and complimentary units. The units and activities within each cluster are structured as follows:

Clusters 1 and 2 – Planning, preparation, review, discovery and research
Cluster 3 – Workplace improvement projects launched and implemented
Cluster 4 – Implementation and consolidation of workplace improvement projects followed by measurement, review, evaluation and reflection

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 0414 224 314.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. To register your interest in a course: click on the ‘Register Your Interest’ link and complete the information required on the form.

2. A Now Training representative will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

3. You are required to attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 0414 224 314.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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