Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced technical and para-professional operations within the manufactured mineral products industries.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products is intended for technologists or para-professionals who may have worked their way up through the manufactured mineral products certificate qualifications or who have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.
The technologist will analyse performance and failure in equipment and products and will assist in the development on new and modified products.
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.
People with this qualification may be expected to work in one of the following sectors:
float (flat) glass
plaster (both fibrous plaster and plaster boards)
fibre cement boards
abrasive grinding wheels and cutting discs
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. The Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products also offers advanced technical training to people who have completed PMC40110 Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products 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 PMC60110 Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products, MSA60108 Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology, MSA61108 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing or other relevant qualifications, including appropriate vocational graduate qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
MSA51108 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, some units of competency in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.