Diploma of Process Plant Technology
The Diploma of Process Plant Technology has been developed as a technical qualification for use in the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package (PMA08). This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced technical and para-professional operations within the chemical, hydrocarbon and refining industries
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Diploma of Process Plant Technology 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.
The Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing MCM50104 is available for team leaders and managers at this level where the job requires sophisticated manufacturing practice skills rather than technical skills.
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.
People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following sectors:
other related areas.
Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. The Diploma of Process Plant Technology also offers advanced technical training to people who have completed PMA40110 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology or other relevant qualifications, or who have significant relevant industry experience without formal qualifications. Credit for this qualification may include units contained within relevant skill sets.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include PMA60110 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology, MSA60108 Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology, MSA61108 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing or other relevant qualifications, including appropriate vocational graduate qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
MSA51108 Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing is available for team leaders and managers at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, in some jurisdictions some units of competency in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.