Certificate III in Papermaking Operations

Not Applicable


Qualification Notes

Total number of units = 11

2 Core units plus

9 Elective units

At least 1 and up to 3 elective units must be selected from a single Industry Specific group (Groups A-H), and must include a start up, shut down or troubleshoot and rectify unit

One elective unit must be selected from each of the following Support Electives groups





Remaining electives may be selected from the Supplementary Electives list and can include up to 2 units from an endorsed Training Package or State/Territory accredited course

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome sought, industry requirements and the qualification level. Units selected must not duplicate each other in content

Units previously achieved as part of the successful completion of another qualification in Pulp and Paper manufacturing may not be counted toward this qualification with the exception of Core units and Support Electives


Unit Code

Unit Name

add topic FPPPRS210A

Identify and rectify problems in the workplace

add topic BSBCMM201A

Communicate in the workplace


Group A: Chemical recovery operations

(co-located in Certificate III Pulping Operations)

add topic FPPREC210A

Monitor and control chemical recovery operations

add topic FPPREC320A

Prepare and start up chemical recovery operations

add topic FPPREC330A

Co-ordinate and implement chemical recovery plant shutdowns

Group B: Steam generation

(co-located in Certificate III Pulping Operations)

add topic FPPSTM210A

Monitor and control boiler operation

add topic FPPSTM320A

Manage steam boiler startup

add topic FPPSTM330A

Shut down and bank steam boiler

Group C: Electrical power generation

(co-located in Certificate III Pulping Operations)

add topic FPPEPG210A

Monitor and control power generation system

add topic FPPEPG320A

Manage a power generation system startup

add topic FPPEPG330A

Co-ordinate power generation system shutdown

Group D: Wet end operations

add topic FPPWEO210A

Monitor and control wet end operations

add topic FPPWEO320A

Prepare and start up wet end operations

add topic FPPWEO330A

Co-ordinate and implement wet end shutdown

Group E: Dry end operations

add topic FPPDEO210A

Monitor and control dry end operations

add topic FPPDEO320A

Prepare and start up dry end operations

add topic FPPDEO330A

Co-ordinate and implement dry end shutdown

Group F: Coated paper processes

add topic FPPCPP210A

Monitor and control coated paper processes

add topic FPPCPP320A

Prepare and start up coated paper processes

add topic FPPCPP330A

Co-ordinate the shutdown of coated paper processes

Group G: Finishing and converting

add topic FPPFCO320A

Prepare and start up finishing and converting operations

add topic FPPFCO340A

Troubleshoot and rectify finishing and converting systems

Group H: Water services

(co-located in Supplementary Electives and Certificate III Pulping Operations)

add topic FPPWAS340A

Troubleshoot and rectify water systems



add topic FPPNUM210A

Estimate and calculate basic data

add topic FPPNUM320A

Measure and calculate routine workplace data

add topic MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes


add topic FPPOHS310A

Contribute to OHS processes

add topic FPPOHS320A

Maintain OHS processes


add topic FPPQAS210A

Apply basic quality practices

add topic MSS402051A

Apply quality standards


add topic FPPSUS210A

Apply sustainable work practices/policies

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A

Use sustainable environmental practices


Chemical preparation

add topic FPPCPR210A

Prepare chemical products

Computer / process control equipment

add topic FPPCSK310A

Operate process control equipment

add topic MSAPMOPS212A

Use enterprise computers or data systems

Emergency procedures / safety

add topic BSBOHS403B

Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

add topic BSBWHS401A

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

add topic BSBWHS403A

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

add topic MSAPMOHS110A

Follow emergency response procedures

add topic PMAOHS211B

Prepare equipment for emergency response

Environmental monitoring

add topic FPPENV210A

Identify and monitor environmental discharges/emissions

add topic FPPENV320A

Monitor and control environmental hazards

First aid


Provide first aid

add topic MSAPMOHS220A

Provide initial first aid response

Load shifting

add topic FPPMHV210A

Operate overhead crane

add topic TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID2013A

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

add topic TLID3011A

Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID3024A

Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)

add topic TLID3031A

Rig load

add topic TLID3035A

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

add topic TLID2047A

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

Planning and organising

add topic BSBADM405B

Organise meetings

add topic MEM14005A

Plan a complete activity

add topic MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

Preventative maintenance / operator maintainer

add topic FPPPRM210A

Undertake operator level preventative maintenance

add topic FPPPRM220A

Perform lubrication

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawings

add topic MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C

Use tools for precision work

add topic MEM18006C

Repair and fit engineering components

add topic MEM18007B

Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

add topic MEM18009B

Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

add topic MEM18010C

Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

unit has pre-requisites:

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18055B

Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components)

add topic MEM18055B

Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

add topic MSS402081A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

Water services

add topic FPPWAS210A

Operate water systems

add topic FPPWAS340A

Troubleshoot and rectify water systems (unit has pre-requisite) (co-located in Industry Specific: Group H)

Business support

add topic FPPREL210A

Contribute to effective working relationships

add topic BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan

add topic BSBFLM309C

Support continuous improvement systems and processes

add topic BSBFLM311C

Support a workplace learning environment

add topic BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBWRK402A

Empower workers

add topic BSBWRK403A

Communicate with workers

add topic BSBWRK404A

Promote equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all workers

add topic BSBWRK406A

Participate in the bargaining process

add topic BSBWRK407A

Provide advice to union members

add topic BSBWRK408A

Undertake negotiations

add topic BSBWRK409A

Prepare for and participate in dispute resolution

Training and assessment

add topic TAEASS301B

Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL404A

Mentor in the workplace

(The following 3 units count as 1 unit)

add topic TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

Laboratory operations

add topic MSL904001A

Perform standard calibration

add topic MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

Production support

add topic FPPPRS320A

Solve systemic problems in the workplace

add topic FPPPRV210A

Operate ancillary equipment

add topic FPPPRV320A

Co-ordinate and direct clothing changes

add topic MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

add topic MSACMS401A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSACMT440A

Lead 5S in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

add topic MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

add topic MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process


add topic CPPSEC2011B

Control access to and exit from premises

add topic CPPSEC2015A

Patrol premises

add topic CPPSEC3007A

Maintain security of environment


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on the packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Document and report problems and solutions

Read and interpret required documentation, procedures and reports

Use required forms of communication in identifying and rectifying problems in the workplace


Communicate in a way that responds positively to individual differences

Report problems and solutions to relevant personnel as required

Request advice and receive feedback


Analyse and use sensory information to adjust process to maximise safety, quality and productivity

Identify and describe problems and their effects within OHS regulations, environmental and safe working requirements/practices, sop and housekeeping requirements

Rectify problems within level of responsibility

Initiative and enterprise

Determine impact of problems on machinery performance

Take timely corrective action to maximise safety, quality and productivity

Use troubleshooting guides and diagnostic procedures

Planning and organising

Identify work requirements, and understand and process basic workplace documentation

Plan work priorities and arrangements

Prioritise possible causes for investigation


Analyse and determine possible problem causes in a timely manner

Maintain situational awareness in the work area

Respond to instructions or enquiries promptly and in accordance with organisational requirements


Communicate effectively with personnel to assist with analysis and resolution of operational problems

Identify, access and interpret relevant historical and operational data and information

Keep informed of changes to legislation, licensing and certification requirements


Access, navigate and enter computer-based information

Select and use technology appropriate to communication tasks

Use electronic and other control systems to control equipment and processes as required