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:


precast concrete

premixed concrete

clay products

ceramic products

float (flat) glass

glass containers


plaster (both fibrous plaster and plaster boards)

fibre cement boards

ground minerals

abrasive grinding wheels and cutting discs

other areas.

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.

Licensing considerations

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.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency:

four (4) core units of competency

six (6) elective units of competency from Groups A and B, chosen as specified below.


Where prerequisite units apply, these must be considered in the total number of units chosen.

Core units of competency

Select all four (4) units of competency from this list.

Unit code



add topic MSAENV272A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

add topic MSAPMSUP200A

Achieve work outcomes

add topic MSAPMSUP210A

Process and record information

Elective units of competency

Group A - Specialist electives

A minimum of two (2) specialist elective units must be chosen from the list below.

Unit code



add topic PMAOPS500A

Optimise production systems

add topic PMAOPS501A

Provide operational expertise to a project team

add topic PMAOPS505A

Control the process in abnormal situations

add topic PMAOPS511B

Determine energy transfer loads

add topic PMAOPS512B

Determine mass transfer loads

add topic PMAOPS520C

Manage utilities

add topic PMAOPS521C

Plan plant shutdown

add topic PMAOPS522A

Coordinate plant shut down

add topic PMBTECH502B

Review and analyse production trials and specify retrials

add topic PMC555030C

Analyse equipment performance

add topic PMC555031B

Choose materials for an application

Up to one (1) specialist elective unit may be chosen from Group A in PMC60110 Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products.

Group B - Other elective units

The balance of units, to a maximum of four (4), may be drawn in any combination from:

units not already chosen from Group A above

Group B units listed below

Unit code



add topic LMTGN5004A

Manage installation and commissioning of equipment and systems

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM09003B

Prepare basic engineering drawing

add topic MEM09002B

add topic MSACMC610A

Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations

add topic MSACMC611A

Manage people relationships

add topic MSACMC612A

Manage workplace learning

add topic MSACMT452A

Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT481A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

add topic MSACMT482A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSACMT640A

Manage 5S system in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT641A

Implement a continuous improvement system

add topic MSACMT650A

Determine and improve process capability

add topic MSACMT452A

add topic MSACMT660A

Develop the application of enterprise systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT661A

Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

add topic MSACMT670A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT671A

Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

add topic MSACMT681A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSAENV472A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS503A

Maintain the workplace OHS management system

add topic MSAPMOHS510A

Manage risk

add topic MSAPMOPS401A

Trial new process or product

add topic PMASUP520B

Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process

add topic PSPPM502B

Manage complex projects

Up to two (2) relevant units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


initiate communication about multiple subjects and with multiple audiences

complete incident, technical and other reports

use technical information and manufacturer information

collect, analyse and organise information

communicate problem solutions, ideas and information

use and develop workplace documentation

maintain workplace records


identify and describe own role and role of others

work within and lead a team

resolve conflicts between team members

develop teamwork strategies

Problem solving

recognise a problem or a potential problem

determine problems needing priority action

refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person

identify and develop appropriate theory base for problem

seek information and assistance as required to solve problems

solve problems within area of responsibility

follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

identify and isolate faults in equipment

use a range of formal problem solving techniques

Initiative and enterprise

identify the most appropriate process conditions for equipment

determine problems needing action

develop and recommend required action

report problems outside area of responsibility

distinguish between causes of faults

recommend new and improved ways of doing things

Planning and organising

prioritise actions to achieve required outcomes

plan own work requirements and assist others to plan theirs

plan and organise activities and projects

identify tasks to achieve team goals

organise allocation of tasks

monitor completion of allocated tasks

develop and adjust a production schedule


plan own work requirements

operate within appropriate time constraints, work standards and other requirements

select, use and improve appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures

plan to ensure effective production/projects

select and apply standard procedures

identify resource requirements

recognise limitations and seek timely advice


ask questions to gain information

identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding

lead improvement procedures

lead the development of continuous improvement strategies

assist others develop competency

develop enterprise knowledge

identify and address learning gaps in team


operate, adjust and optimise the operation of equipment

develop equipment and process

start up and shut down equipment

set up equipment

monitor quality

function and operating principles of equipment

maintain workplace records