Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating Technology
This qualification was developed in response to an existing industry need which has previously been met by a non-Training Package qualification. It has strong industry support and the qualification and its units of competency reflect the industry demanded requirements.
The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating 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 surface coating (paint) sector
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating Technology has been developed as a technical qualification for technicians and other technical people who come to the industry with a relevant qualification, or relevant extensive vocational practice without formal qualifications, and need specialist surface coating knowledge.
The process surface coating technologist will analyse performance and failure of surface coatings and surface coating products and will assist in the development on new and modified products.
The Advanced Diploma of in Competitive Manufacturing MCM60104 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 manufactured mineral products industries. It is specifically aimed at those requiring specialist surface coatings knowledge and skills.
People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following sectors:
decorative surface coatings
non-decorative/industrial surface coatings
special purpose surface coatings
other related areas.
Pathways into the qualification
The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating Technology offers advanced technical training to people who have completed a suitable technical qualification such as a Bachelor of Science degree or the PMA60110 Advanced Diploma of 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 MSA60108 Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology, MSA61108 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing or other relevant qualifications, including appropriate vocational graduate qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
MSA61108 Advanced 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.