Certificate II in Cotton Ginning

Job roles/employment outcomes

Certificate II in Cotton Ginning reflects vocational outcomes for those performing a limited range of technical and operational tasks within a cotton ginning environment. Some multi-skilled roles can be accommodated in this qualification.

This qualification is typically used to develop skill and knowledge in the operations of cotton ginning enterprises. Work is generally supervised.

Pathways into the qualification

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of thirteen (13) units of competency according to the rules described below.

Units that have been achieved through completion of the LMT11107 Certificate I in Textiles Clothing and Footwear may be credited towards the Certificate II when they are also included in the unit lists for this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT30307 Certificate III in Cotton Ginning or other relevant manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate II in Cotton Ginning, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

Five (5) core units of competency

Eight (8) elective units of competency as specified below.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all five (5) units from this list

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMTGN2001B

Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

add topic LMTGN2002B

Apply quality standards

add topic LMTGN2003B

Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

add topic LMTGN2010B

Perform tasks to support production

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select eight (8) units as specified below.

A minimum of two (2) units must be selected from Group A

A maximum of one (1) unit may be selected from Group C

A maximum of two (2) units may be selected from Group D

The remainder must be selected from Groups A and B.


Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMTCG2001A

Identify cotton characteristics

add topic LMTCG2002A

Gin cotton

add topic LMTCG2003A

Control bale or mote press operations


Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMTCG3001A

Identify factors that impact on cotton quality

add topic LMTCG2001A

add topic LMTGN2004B

Work in a team environment

add topic LMTGN2008B

Coordinate work of team or section

add topic LMTGN2009B

Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

add topic MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

add topic MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

add topic MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM07001B

Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM11010B

Operate mobile load shifting equipment

add topic MEM13001B

Perform emergency first aid

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations


Unit code

Unit title


add topic MSACMC210A

Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMT220A

Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSACMT221A

Apply Just in Time (JIT) procedures

add topic MSACMT230A

Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSACMT231A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSACMT240A

Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT250A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT281A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy


Other Cotton Ginning units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 2 units) and III (maximum 1 unit)

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 2 units) and III (maximum 1 unit)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses that are available at Certificates I (maximum 1 unit), II (maximum 2 units) and III (maximum 1 unit)


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skills Summary - Certificate II in Cotton Ginning

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the Cotton Ginning industries 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 reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


communicate with others on ginning operations

interpret specifications and standard operating procedures for cotton ginning machinery

complete standard documentation and maintenance information

use communication technologies efficiently

communicate problems with cotton or machinery

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills with colleagues

follow work instructions

read and apply relevant safety information and procedures

interpret workplace procedures and work instructions


provide support to others in the work area

work on a variety of machines to support team flow of ginning operations

work as part of a team

undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members and supervisors

identify team performance required to meet production outcomes


identify risks associated with cotton ginning machinery and equipment

report hazards

determine requirements to meet quality standards

recognise and act upon problems and faults with ginning materials, machinery or processes

use personal protective equipment as required

identify and report potential environmental hazards

Initiative and enterprise

identify and recommend improvements to own work processes

contribute to meetings

record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

report problems outside area of responsibility

monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations

Planning and organising

plan work requirements

follow schedules and monitor operations

recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

follow washing sequences for a given process or product

identify production and resource requirements

identify and monitor resource use in own work

coordinate activity to meet delivery or collection timetables

identify and use relevant personal protective equipment


keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities

interpret data and information relevant to own ginning operations

monitor own work to ensure quality standards are achieved

conduct work in a manner which minimises waste

understand own work activities and ask questions if required

apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment

identify and follow production schedules and work load priorities

follow ginning machine operator instructions


ask questions to expand own understanding of work processes or requirements

demonstrate listening skills

identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required

access operator manuals to assist own learning


use manual handling technologies in the workplace

operate ginning machinery

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

handle and use chemicals correctly and safely

maintain machinery in accordance with organisational procedures