About the course

About the course

This process plant course is an advanced post-trade qualification for industry professionals looking to advance their career standing and/or progress to university studies.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate and diploma qualifications or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

The Advanced Diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia, the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in the nation. It is eligible for advanced standing at Edith Cowan University (1.5 years) or Curtin University (1 year).

 The course has been developed specifically for people experienced in the industry to gain a qualification based on work experience or prior studies. It is not offered as classroom based delivery.

As part of the course, you will be assessed on your current competencies in areas of petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, chemical, metal/ore processing, oil, gas, smelting, refining, maintenance and manufacturing using Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  RPL can allow you to fast track through the course if you consider that your previous work experience or other studies cover the subject matters of units within the PMA Process Plant Operations Training Package.

RPL FEES: Completion of this course by RPL costs around $2100 depending on the units selected. Your assessor can give you a clear indication of the fees that apply to your appropriate unit selection.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Flexible start dates contact us via email: industrialsciences@boxhill.edu.au for more information.

Part time: 1 - 12 months (self paced based on the availability of workplace evidence)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


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.

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Entry Requirements


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It is expected that you will have worked for many years in a leadership or highly technical role to qualify.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Direct entry. Email industrialsciences@boxhill.edu.au for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


You may wish to enrol in an Bachelor Degree and specialise in the area you are employed in

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

Fees & Finance Options


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $3,078.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


You will be required to to complete 15 units (4 core and 11 electives from Lists A and B).  You must choose electives as follows:

  • 7 units from Lists A, B and C and a minimum of 1 from List A
  • The remainder may be chosen from Lists A and B (with a maximum of 1 from List E and a maximum of 2 from List F) to bring the total number of electives to 11
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