This process plant course is a technical qualification for para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications either individually or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role. It forms part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package (PMA16) and contains a number of specialist unit streams. 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. Our course suits existing workers performing an operational role in the following chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.
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 up to $2,400 depending on the units selected. Your assessor can give you a clear indication of the fees that apply to your unit selection.
20 Sep 2019 at 02:00PM AEST
You can enrol throughout the year.
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Part time: 1 to 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.
You may apply for entry-level process plant operator employment opportunities in the chemical and oil refining or distribution industries.
A process plant operator utilises sophisticated computerised equipment, in a safe and environmentally aware manner, to control the production processes and quality in both the chemical and oil industries.
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.
You may wish to progress into the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Full Tuition Fee||$2,508.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||No materials fee applies|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
You will be required to complete 16 units (5 core units and 11 electives). You must choose electives as follows:
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