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.
This course is a technical qualification for advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. Technicians will typically be involved in solving complex problems requiring theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant. It is especially suited to advanced operators and/or operations technicians who are wanting to further their career in a supervisory or team leader role. People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following 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 around $3,700 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)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
This course may provide you with employment opportunities as a process plant operator at a supervisory level, in the chemical or oil industries.
The skills you gain will have a particular emphasis on practical management of workgroups and the safe use of the equipment those groups use.
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 Diploma of Process Plant Technology.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
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You will be required to complete 26 units (5 core units and 21 electives). You must choose electives as follows:
This competency covers the handling of materials by an operator as an adjunct to the job of making product. It applies to a limited range of materials. It is NOT intended to be an alternative warehousing competency. This competency is typically performed by operators working either independently or as part of a work team.
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