Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of process operations within the manufactured mineral products industries.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products 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.
This qualification is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the production of manufactured mineral products.
Operators may specialise in one of the following sectors:
precast concrete products
float (flat) glass
plaster (both fibrous plaster and plaster boards)
fibre cement boards and other products
abrasive grinding wheels and cutting discs
other related areas.
Specialisations must be reflected by the selection of units identified for specialised streams.
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. Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed MSA10207 Certificate I in Process Manufacturing in the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package or other relevant qualifications. Credit for this qualification may also include units contained within relevant skill sets.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include PMC30110 Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products, MSA30107 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing, MSA31108 Certificate III in Competitive Manufacturing, MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
An industry specialisation should include a range of units (typically production or other units relevant to the specialisation) that focus more on the industry speciality than a generic qualification.
An industry specialisation does not change the title of the qualification although RTOs may choose to record the specialisation.
MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing from the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package is available for production support employees at this level and should be used where the job requirements do not allow for the development of competency in sufficient technical units of competency.
MSA21108 Certificate II in Competitive Manufacturing is available for employees 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, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.