This process plant course is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/ technicians will undertake more advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures, and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. This qualification is customisable based on your company requirements and is typically used to develop employees performing a process plant operator’s role that includes the running of specific areas of a process plant. People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following sectors:
There are a number of delivery options to complete this qualification:
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. 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 up to $3,100 depending on the units selected. Your assessor can give you a clear indication of the fees that apply to your unit selection.
22 Jan 2020 at 01:00PM AEST
You can enrol throughout the year.
Part time: 1 to 12 months (self paced based on the availability of workplace evidence required)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
You may wish to apply for employment as a process plant operator in a senior position. Operators working at this level will be responsible in an operational capacity for a unit within the plant.
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 be eligible to apply for entry into the Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
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You will be required to complete 21 units (5 core and 16 elective units). You must choose electives as follows:
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