Qualification details

PMA20113 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 13/Dec/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced23/Oct/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced24/Jun/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant OperationsNew pathway for metalliferous processing/refining included. All other sector pathways remain equivalent. 23/Jun/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
FDFPH1001A - Follow work procedures to maintain Good Manufacturing PracticeFollow work procedures to maintain Good Manufacturing Practice N/A
FDFPH2001A - Apply Good Manufacturing Practice proceduresApply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures N/A
MEM04001B - Operate melting furnacesOperate melting furnaces N/A
MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc weldingPerform routine manual metal arc welding N/A
MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawingInterpret technical drawing N/A
MEM11011B - Undertake manual handlingUndertake manual handling N/A
MEM16005A - Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activitiesOperate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities N/A
MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSAPMOHS100A - Follow OHS proceduresFollow OHS procedures N/A
MSAPMOHS110A - Follow emergency response proceduresFollow emergency response procedures Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399211 Chemical Plant Operator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4987-11 Chemical Plant Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399211 Chemical Plant Operator 01/Nov/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4987-11 Chemical Plant Operator 01/Nov/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 01/Nov/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 24/Jun/2013 
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Modification History

Release 3 - inclusion of 1 new elective in Group A and and 2 new electives in Group B.

Description

The PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations has been developed as a technical qualification for use in the PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

The PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations 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.

Other non-technical Certificates II are available for production support employees at this level, such as MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing. This certificate should be used where the job requirements do not allow for the development of competency in sufficient technical units of competency. The MSA21108 Certificate II in Competitive Manufacturing is also available for employees at this level where the job requires sophisticated manufacturing practice skills rather than technical skills.

Application 

This qualification is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

Operators may specialise in one of the following sectors:

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • polymer manufacture
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing
  • 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 Information

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 PMA30113 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations, 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication 

  • complete logs and reports
  • use technical information and manufacturer's information
  • collect, analyse and organise information
  • communicate ideas and information
  • effective use of workplace documentation
  • maintain workplace records

Teamwork 

  • identify and describe own role and role of other
  • work within a team
  • resolve conflicts between team members
  • teamwork strategies

Problem-solving 

  • recognise a problem or a potential problem related to a plant item
  • determine problems needing priority action
  • refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person, with possible causes
  • seek information and assistance as required to solve problems
  • solve problems within area of responsibility related to plant items
  • 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 equipment/plant item
  • make adjustments to improve equipment/item performance
  • anticipate the impact of the process on the product
  • determine problems needing action
  • recommend required action
  • report problems outside area of responsibility
  • distinguish between causes of faults

Planning and organising 

  • plan own work requirements
  • plan scope of equipment/plant item checks
  • plan and organise activities
  • identify tasks to achieve team goals
  • organise allocation of tasks
  • monitor completion of allocated tasks
  • organise work according to a production schedule

Self-management 

  • plan own work requirements from production requests
  • operate within appropriate time constraints and work standards
  • select and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
  • plan to ensure effective production
  • apply workplace procedures
  • identify resource requirements, document and monitor
  • recognise limitations and seek timely advice

Learning 

  • ask questions to gain information
  • identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • participate in improvement procedures
  • participate in development of continuous improvement strategies

Technology 

  • operation and adjustment of processes
  • start up and shut down equipment/plant items
  • set up equipment/plant items
  • monitor product/process quality
  • function and operating principles of equipment, machine components
  • maintain workplace records

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations competency must be achieved in sixteen (16) units of competency:

  • five (5) core units of competency
  • eleven (11) elective units of competency chosen as specified below

Note 

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

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMOHS110A

Follow emergency response procedures

MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

MSAPMSUP100A

Apply workplace procedures

MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

Elective units of competency 

Select eleven (11)  units as specified below:

  • A minimum of four (4)  from Group A
  • The remainder may be chosen from Groups A, B and C (with a maximum of five (5)  from Group C) to bring the total number of electives to eleven (11). 

Note that three (3)  of the Group C units can be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Certificate II.

Group A - Specialist electives 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS201B

Operate fluid flow equipment

PMAOPS202B

Operate fluid mixing equipment

PMAOPS203B

Handle goods

PMAOPS204B

Use utilities and services

PMAOPS205B

Operate heat exchangers

PMAOPS208B

Operate chemical separation equipment

PMAOPS210B

Operate particulates handling equipment

PMAOPS211B

Operate manufacturing extruders

PMAOPS213B

Package product/material

PMAOPS216B

Operate local control system

PMAOPS217B

Operate wet milling equipment

PMAOPS220B

Monitor chemical reactions in the process

PMAOPS221B

Operate and monitor prime movers

PMAOPS222B

Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment

*

PMAOPS223B

Operate and monitor valve systems

PMAOPS224B

Provide fluids for utilities and support

PMAOPS226A

Monitor and operate flare systems

PMAOPS230B

Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment

PMAOPS231B

Control gas odourisation

PMAOPS232B

Produce product by filtration

PMAOPS233A

Monitor wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS234A

Monitor and operate low pressure compressors

PMAOPS240B

Store liquids in bulk

PMAOPS241A

Operate Joule-Thomson effect device

PMAOPS242A

Moor ships for transfer of bulk processed particulates or fluids

PMAOPS246A

Operate separation equipment

PMAOPS247A

Operate powered separation equipment

PMAOPS260A

Conduct screening operations

PMAOPS261A

Operate bulk solids loading equipment

PMAOPS262A

Operate digestion equipment

PMAOPS263A

Operate leaching equipment

PMAOPS264A

Operate solvent extraction equipment

PMAOPS265A

Operate magnetic/electrical separation equipment

PMAOPS280B

Interpret process plant schematics

PMAOPS290B

Operate a biotreater

PMASMELT260B

Form carbon anodes

PMASMELT261B

Bake carbon anodes

PMASMELT262B

Clean and strip anode rods

PMASMELT263B

Spray carbon anodes

PMASMELT264B

Start up reduction cells

PMASMELT265B

Operate reduction cells

PMASMELT266B

Deliver molten metal

PMASMELT267B

Cast aluminium ingots

PMASMELT268B

Vertical direct casting

PMASMELT269A

Operate cell tending equipment

PMASMELT270A

Supply product from reduction cells

FDFPH2001A

Apply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures

MEM04001B

Operate melting furnaces

MSAPMOPS200A

Operate equipment

MSAPMOPS212A

Use enterprise computers or data systems

PMC552002C

Operate equipment to blend/mix materials

PMC552003C

Operate grinding equipment

PMC552008B

Operate crushing equipment

PMC562070B

Move materials

UEPOPS319B

Operate and monitor gas production plant

One (1)  unit may be chosen from Group A in PMA30113 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM16005A

Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS402081A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

MSAPMOHS205A

Control minor incidents

MSAPMOHS210B

Undertake first response to non-fire incidents

MSAPMOHS212A

Undertake first response to fire incidents

MSAPMOHS216A

Operate breathing apparatus

MSAPMOHS217A

Gas test atmospheres

MSAPMOHS220A

Provide initial first aid response

MSAPMPER200C

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSAPMPER201A

Monitor and control work permits

MSAPMPER202A

Observe permit work

*

MSAPMPER205C

Enter confined space

*

MSAPMSUP200A

Achieve work outcomes

MSAPMSUP201A

Receive or despatch goods

MSAPMSUP204A

Pack products or materials

MSAPMSUP205A

Transfer loads

MSAPMSUP210A

Process and record information

MSAPMSUP240A

Undertake minor maintenance

MSAPMSUP280A

Manage conflict at work

MSAPMSUP291A

Participate in continuous improvement

MSAPMSUP292A

Sample and test materials and product

MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

PMAOHS211B

Prepare equipment for emergency response

PMAOHS213B

Undertake fire control and emergency rescue

PMAOHS214B

Undertake helicopter safety and escape

PMAOHS215B

Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures

PMAOHS221B

Maintain first aid supplies and records

PMAOMIR210B

Control evacuation to muster point

PMASUP236B

Operate vehicles in the field

PMASUP237B

Undertake crane, dogging and load transfer operations

PMASUP241B

Maintain pipeline easements

PMASUP242B

Monitor pipeline civil works

PMASUP243B

Monitor and maintain pipeline coatings

PMASUP244A

Prepare and isolate plant

PMASUP245A

Break and make flanged joints using hand tools

PMASUP246A

Disconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting joints

RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

Group C  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FDFPH1001A

Follow work procedures to maintain Good Manufacturing Practice

MEM11011B

Undertake manual handling

MSAPMOHS100A

Follow OHS procedures

MSAPMOPS100A

Use equipment

MSAPMOPS102A

Perform tasks to support production

MSAPMSUP101A

Clean workplace or equipment

MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

MSAPMSUP172A

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

PMAOPS101C

Read dials and indicators

PMAOPS105C

Select and prepare materials

Up to three (3)  relevant units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificate II.

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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