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Qualification details

PMA20116 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA20113 - Certificate II in Process Plant OperationsSupersedes and is equivalent to PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations. Equivalent 01/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 16/Nov/2020
(View details for release 1) 02/Jun/2016


Units of competency

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PMAOPS234 - Monitor and operate low pressure compressorsMonitor and operate low pressure compressorsElective
MSS402083 - Use planning software systems in operationsUse planning software systems in operationsElective
MSMPER201 - Monitor and control work permitsMonitor and control work permitsElective
PMAOPS331 - Operate and troubleshoot gas turbine systemOperate and troubleshoot gas turbine systemElective
PMASUP246 - Disconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting jointsDisconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting jointsElective
PMAOPS201 - Operate fluid flow equipmentOperate fluid flow equipmentElective
PMAOPS221 - Operate and monitor prime moversOperate and monitor prime moversElective
PMAOPS208 - Operate chemical separation equipmentOperate chemical separation equipmentElective
MSMENV172 - Identify and minimise environmental hazardsIdentify and minimise environmental hazardsElective
MSMWHS218 - Control the risks of fallsControl the risks of fallsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399211 Chemical Plant Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Raw Material Manufacturing,Chemical, Hydrocarbon and Oil Refining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Chemical Process Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399211 Chemical Plant Operator 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 02/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 2. Elective unit codes and titles updated. Supersedes and equivalent to PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (Release 1).

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations.

Qualification Description

The PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations is a technical qualification for operators in the hydrocarbons, petrochemical, chemical, metal/ore processing and related process manufacturing industry sectors. It 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 Certificate II qualifications are available for production support employees at this level, such as MSM20116 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMA20116 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:
  • a minimum of four  (4 ) units of competency 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 : 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 packaged in a Certificate II.

Note : Where prerequisite units are identified they must be counted in the total number of units required for achievement of the qualification.

Core units of competency 

Complete all five (5)  units from the following list.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMSUP100

Apply workplace context to own job

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

MSMWHS110

Follow emergency response procedures

MSMWHS200

Work safely

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Group A – Technical electives 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FBPPHM3001

Apply Good Manufacturing Practice requirements

MEM04001B

Operate melting furnaces

MEM13004B 

MSMOPS200

Operate equipment

MSMOPS212

Use organisation computers or data systems

PMAOPS201

Operate fluid flow equipment

PMAOPS202

Operate fluid mixing equipment

PMAOPS204

Select and use utilities and services

PMAOPS205

Operate heat exchangers

PMAOPS208

Operate chemical separation equipment

PMAOPS210

Operate solids handling equipment

PMAOPS211

Operate manufacturing extrusion systems

PMAOPS213

Package product/material

PMAOPS216

Operate local control system

PMAOPS217

Operate wet milling equipment

PMAOPS220

Monitor chemical reactions in the process

PMAOPS221

Operate and monitor prime movers

PMAOPS222

Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment

PMAOPS221 or

PMAOPS331

PMAOPS223

Operate and monitor valve systems

PMAOPS224

Provide fluids for utilities and support

PMAOPS226

Monitor and operate flare systems

PMAOPS230

Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment

PMAOPS231

Control gas odourisation

PMAOPS232

Operate filtration equipment

PMAOPS233

Monitor wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS234

Monitor and operate low pressure compressors

PMAOPS236

Monitor continuous process plant

PMAOPS240

Store fluids in bulk

PMAOPS241

Operate Joule-Thomson effect device

PMAOPS242

Moor ships for transfer of bulk processed particulates or fluids

PMAOPS246

Operate separation equipment

PMAOPS247

Operate powered separation equipment

PMAOPS260

Conduct screening operations

PMAOPS261

Operate bulk solids loading equipment

PMAOPS262

Operate digestion equipment

PMAOPS263

Operate leaching equipment

PMAOPS264

Operate solvent extraction equipment

PMAOPS265

Operate magnetic/electrical separation equipment

PMAOPS280

Interpret process plant schematics

PMAOPS290

Operate a biotreater

PMAOPS331

Operate and troubleshoot a gas turbine system

PMASMELT260

Form carbon anodes

PMASMELT261

Bake carbon anodes

PMASMELT262

Clean and strip anode rods

PMASMELT263

Spray carbon anodes

PMASMELT264

Start up reduction cells

PMASMELT265

Operate reduction cells

PMASMELT266

Deliver molten metal

PMASMELT267

Cast ingots

PMASMELT268

Operate vertical direct casting process

PMASMELT269

Operate cell tending equipment

PMASMELT270

Supply product from reduction cells

MSMPMC302

Operate equipment to blend/mix materials

MSMPMC303

Operate grinding equipment

MSMPMC306

Operate crushing equipment

MSMPMC324

Move materials

UEPOPS319

Operate and monitor gas production plant

One  (1 ) unit may be chosen from Group A in PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

Group B –Support electives 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM16005A

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

MSL952001

Collect routine site samples

MSMPER200

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER201

Monitor and control work permits

MSMPER202

Observe permit work

MSMPER205

Enter confined space

MSMPER200

MSMSUP200

Achieve work outcomes

MSMSUP204

Pack products or materials

MSMSUP205

Transfer loads

MSMSUP210

Process and record information

MSMSUP240

Undertake minor maintenance

MSMSUP273

Handle goods

MSMSUP280

Manage conflict at work

MSMSUP291

Participate in continuous improvement

MSMSUP292

Sample and test materials and product

MSMWHS201

Conduct hazard analysis

MSMWHS205

Control minor incidents

MSMWHS210

Undertake first response to non-fire incidents

MSMWHS212

Undertake first response to fire incidents

MSMWHS216

Operate breathing apparatus

MSMWHS217

Gas test atmospheres

MSMWHS218

Control the risks of falls

MSS402002

Sustain process improvements

MSS402082

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402040

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050

Monitor process capability

MSS402051

Apply quality standards

MSS402083

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402080

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS402081

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

PMAOMIR210

Control evacuation to muster point

PMASUP236

Operate vehicles in the field

PMASUP237

Undertake crane, dogging and load transfer operations

PMASUP241

Maintain pipeline easements

PMASUP242

Monitor pipeline civil works

PMASUP243

Monitor and maintain pipeline coatings

PMASUP244

Prepare and isolate plant

PMASUP245

Break and make flanged joints using hand tools

PMASUP246

Disconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting joints

PMAWHS211

Prepare equipment for emergency response

PMAWHS213

Undertake fire control and emergency rescue

PMAWHS214

Undertake helicopter safety and escape

PMAWHS215

Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures and practices

PMAWHS221

Maintain first aid resources and records

TLID2010

Operate a forklift

Group C – Other electives 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FBPPHM2001

Follow work procedures to maintain Good Manufacturing Practice requirements

MEM11011B

Undertake manual handling

MSMOPS100

Use equipment

MSMOPS102

Perform tasks to support production

MSMSUP101

Clean workplace or equipment

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

MSMENV172

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

MSMWHS100

Follow WHS procedures

PMAOPS101

Read dials and indicators

PMAOPS105

Select and prepare materials

Up to three  (3) relevant units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are packaged in a Certificate II.

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 2. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (Release 1).

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA20113 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=9fc2cf53-e570-4e9f-ad6a-b228ffdb6875