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 of 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.

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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)

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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.

Applying


Direct entry

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

Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may wish to apply to enrol in the 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


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.

Full Fee
Tuition Fee$1,500
Service Fee$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80
Material Fee$0
Retain Course Items$0
Total Course Estimate$1,740
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,740

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 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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