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GOVERNMENT-FUNDED

NO
Fee For Service applies

ENROLMENT TYPE

Non Apprentice/Trainee

Trainee

Course Code

PMA40116

DURATION

14 Months

STUDY MODE

Workplace based – onsite

Training Provider

National Training Services (NTS)

Potential employment Opportunites

Typically, this cohort will have process plant experience and hold job roles such as:

  • Plant Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Maintenance (with a trade qualification)
  • Specialist Field Operations staff
PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology PMA40116

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology is a technical qualification for plant technicians and operations technicians who will typically be involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant.

This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a technical role that includes an ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work in the chemical, hydrocarbons and refining industries.

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.

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 PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology is:

MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing.

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

WHO IS IT FOR
This qualification is suitable for plant and operations technicians who will typically be involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant.

Typically, this cohort will have process plant experience and hold job roles such as:

Plant Managers
Superintendents
Workplace Health and Safety
Maintenance (with a trade qualification)
Specialist Field Operations staff

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 in a supervisory position, or in development to be up-skilled or promoted to a supervisory position.

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.

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.

Contact National Training Services to inquire about your eligibility for State Government funding. Phone 0414 224 314

CERTIFICATION
To be awarded the PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology competency must be achieved in twenty-six (26) units of competency. These are comprised of:

Five core units of competency
Twenty-one elective units of competency

NTS PATHWAYS
None

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 Report

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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