Certificate II in Polymer Processing
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate II in Polymer Processing is intended for competent operators who operate production equipment or undertake similar roles directly producing products. The operator would apply a breadth and depth of knowledge to a defined range of situations and would be expected to apply this knowledge to solve a defined range of problems by applying known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems.
For job roles at Certificate I level and for people working in the industry in production support roles, the following Certificates in MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package would be appropriate:
MSA10207 Certificate I in Process Manufacturing
MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing.
The relevant MSA units of competency for these Certificates are available as electives in PMB07 Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package.
This industry manufactures a wide range of polymer products and components ranging from consumer products to components to be included in other industrial or consumer products. Much of it is long runs of standard products, but equally it may be short runs/one offs of specialised products. It uses a wide range of natural and synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers.
The products from this industry may be components in automobiles, aeroplanes and marine craft as well as domestic appliances and industrial and commercial plant and equipment. It may also be electrical or data cabling. They may equally be consumer products such as paint brushes, tooth brushes, lunch boxes or carry bags.
People with this qualification may be expected to operate production equipment and carry out a range of support functions
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, or entry may also be gained through MSA10207 Certificate I in Process Manufacturing.
Units of competency contained within this qualification may be common with other manufacturing qualifications and credit should be granted towards this qualification where competency has already been achieved. Credit should also be granted towards this qualification where competency has been achieved in units of competency contained within relevant skill sets.
The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practiced within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.
Pathways from the qualification
Further qualification pathways from this qualification include PMB30107 Certificate III in Polymer Processing
Additional qualification advice
MSA21108 Certificate II in Competitive Manufacturing and MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing are available for those who need a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, units of competency in this qualification may provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required for various licences. Local regulations should be checked for details.