About the course

About the course

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 intended for technologists or para-professionals who may have worked their way up through the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining certificate qualifications or who have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

The technologist will analyse performance and failure in equipment and products and will assist in the development on new and modified products.

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

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 $1500 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


You can enrol throughout the year

Self paced based on the availability of workplace evidence (usually part time 1 to 12 months)

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

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Career Outcomes


The qualification will allow you to position yourself in the marketplace for career opportunities by acquiring the qualifications that employers are looking for.

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Entry Requirements


You must:

  • have successfully completed Year 10, or equivalent
  • be currently (or recently) working in the oil, gas, process manufacturing, smelting, mineral extraction or processing, industry, or
  • have equivalent experience in process manufacturing industries.

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 Advanced Diploma in Process Plant Technology.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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 10 units (4 core and 6 elective from Groups A and B).  You must choose electives as follows:

  • 6 units from Groups A, B and C and a minimum of 2 from Group A
  • The remainder may be chosen from Groups A, B and C (with a maximum of 2 from Group C) to bring the total number of electives to 6.
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