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Qualification details

PMA30120 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA30116 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations 15/Nov/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 05/May/2021
(View details for release 1) 16/Nov/2020


Units of competency

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PMAOPS356 - Operate and troubleshoot water treatment systemsOperate and troubleshoot water treatment systemsElective
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
PMASUP349 - Monitor and control repairs and modifications on operational pipeMonitor and control repairs and modifications on operational pipeElective
MSMSUP382 - Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplaceProvide coaching/mentoring in the workplaceElective
PMAOPS331 - Operate and troubleshoot gas turbine systemOperate and troubleshoot gas turbine systemElective
MSMSUP390 - Use structured problem-solving toolsUse structured problem-solving toolsElective
PMASUP246 - Disconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting jointsDisconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting jointsElective
MEM18011 - Shut down and isolate machines/equipmentShut down and isolate machines/equipmentElective
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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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Chemical, Hydrocarbon and Oil Refining,Raw Material Manufacturing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Chemical Process Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399211 Chemical Plant Operator 16/Nov/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 16/Nov/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 16/Nov/2020 
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Modification History

Release 2. Nineteen low use units removed from elective bank as determined at December 2020 AISC meeting in response to Skills Ministers' objectives. Equivalent.

Release 1. Seven specialisations added, packaging rules amended, 20 new PMAOPS coded units added and listed elective units reduced. Supersedes and equivalent to PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of advanced operators and operations technicians who use production equipment to directly produce product. At this level, operators/technicians undertake advanced operations, typically of integrated plant units in accordance with the operating procedures and apply their knowledge to anticipate problems. They are expected to solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems, using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems that do not have a known solution or a solution recorded in the procedures.

Entry Requirements

Nil

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations competency must be achieved in twenty-one (21)  units of competency:

  • 5 core units
  • 16 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 14 different units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed training package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation: 

  • All units in Group A and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Offshore Oil Upstream)
  • All units in Group B and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Gas/LNG Upstream)
  • All units in Group C and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Gas/LNG Downstream)
  • All units in Group D and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Utilities)
  • All units in Group E and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (CSG Plant)
  • All units in Group F and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (CSG Well)
  • All units in Group G and Group H electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (CSG Pipelines)

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

Core Units 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

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

Group A electives: Offshore Oil Upstream specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS246

Operate separation equipment

PMAOPS322

Undertake well management

PMAOPS357

Operate and troubleshoot produced water and water injection systems

PMAOPS363

Operate and troubleshoot export systems

Plus 

PMAOPS336

Operate and troubleshoot fixed-bed adsorption system

Or 

PMAOPS334

Operate and troubleshoot gas absorption system

Group B electives: Gas/LNG Upstream specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS322

Undertake well management

PMAOPS363

Operate and troubleshoot export systems

PMAOPS370

Operate and troubleshoot condensate stabilisation systems

Plus 

PMAOPS336

Operate and troubleshoot fixed-bed adsorption system

Or 

PMAOPS334

Operate and troubleshoot gas absorption system

Group C electives: Gas/LNG Downstream specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS310

Operate and troubleshoot distillation system

PMAOPS336

Operate and troubleshoot fixed-bed adsorption system

PMAOPS341

Operate and troubleshoot cryogenic processes

PMAOPS343

Transfer bulk fluids into/out of storage facility

PMAOPS346

Operate and troubleshoot liquefaction process

Group D electives: Utilities specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS204

Select and use utilities and services

PMAOPS332

Generate electrical power

PMAOPS349

Operate and troubleshoot hydraulic systems

PMAOPS352

Operate and troubleshoot instrument and plant air systems

PMAOPS354

Operate and troubleshoot inert gas generation systems

PMAOPS355

Operate and troubleshoot fuel systems

PMAOPS356

Operate and troubleshoot water treatment systems

PMAOPS367

Operate and troubleshoot cooling water systems

PMAOPS368

Operate and troubleshoot heating medium/hot oil systems

PMAOPS369

Operate and troubleshoot drain and vent systems

Group E electives: CSG Plant specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS205

Operate heat exchangers

PMAOPS223

Operate and monitor valve systems

PMAOPS246

Operate separation equipment

PMAOPS280

Interpret process plant schematics

PMAOPS306

Operate and troubleshoot production unit

PMAOPS314

Operate and troubleshoot compressor systems

Plus 

PMAOPS201

Operate fluid flow equipment

Or 

PMAOPS222

Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment

PMAOPS221 Operate and monitor prime movers OR 

PMAOPS324 Operate a gas turbine

Group F electives: CSG Well specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS223

Operate and monitor valve systems

PMAOPS233

Monitor wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS280

Interpret process plant schematics

PMAOPS318

Conduct artificial lift

PMAOPS339

Operate and troubleshoot wells and gathering systems

Plus 

PMAOPS201

Operate fluid flow equipment

Or 

PMAOPS222

Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment

PMAOPS221 Operate and monitor prime movers OR 

PMAOPS324 Operate a gas turbine

Group G electives: CSG Pipeline specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

PMAOPS216

Operate local control system

PMAOPS223

Operate and monitor valve systems

PMAOPS230

Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment

PMAOPS280

Interpret process plant schematics

PMAOPS338

Communicate and monitor pipeline activities

PMAOPS342

Conduct pipeline pigging

PMASUP241

Maintain pipeline easements

Group H electives: Tradecraft and permit to work/isolations 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSMPER201

Monitor and control work permits

MSMSUP240

Undertake minor maintenance

MSMSUP303

Identify equipment faults

MSMWHS201

Conduct hazard analysis

PMAOPS347

Create and conduct isolations in the workplace

PMASUP244 Prepare and isolate plant

PMASUP244

Prepare and isolate plant

Other electives 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTAID013

Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID014

Provide advanced First Aid

MEM07033

Operate and monitor basic boiler

MEM11011, MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM09002

Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023, MEM12024, MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM09003

Prepare basic engineering drawing

MEM09002, MEM12023, MEM12024, MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM11011

Undertake manual handling

MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM12023

Perform engineering measurements

MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM12024

Perform computations

MEM13015, MEM16006

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information

MEM13015

MEM18011

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

MEM11011, MEM13015, MEM16006

MSL952001

Collect routine site samples

MSL973013

Perform basic tests

MSMBLIC001

Licence to operate a standard boiler

MSMBLIC002

Licence to operate an advanced boiler

MSMOPS100

Use equipment

MSMOPS200

Operate equipment

MSMOPS212

Use organisation computers or data systems

MSMPER200

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER202

Observe permit work

MSMPER205

Enter confined space

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER300

Issue work permits

MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis

MSMPMC303

Operate grinding equipment

MSMPMC306

Operate crushing equipment

MSMSUP101

Clean workplace or equipment

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

MSMSUP200

Achieve work outcomes

MSMSUP210

Process and record information

MSMSUP292

Sample and test materials and product

MSMSUP300

Identify and apply process improvements

MSMSUP310

Contribute to the development of workplace documentation

MSMSUP330

Develop and adjust a production schedule

MSMSUP382

Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace

MSMSUP383

Facilitate a team

MSMSUP390

Use structured problem-solving tools

MSMWHS100

Follow WHS procedures

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

MSMWHS300

Facilitate the implementation of WHS for a work group

MSMWHS401

Assess risk

MSS402002

Sustain process improvements

MSS402040

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050

Monitor process capability

MSS402080

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS402081

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS402082

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402083

Use planning software systems in operations

PMAOMIR301

Undertake initial rescue

PMAOMIR302

Respond to a helideck incident

PMAOMIR306

Operate control panel during an emergency

PMAOMIR323

Manage communication systems during an incident

PMAOMIR322

Manage incident response information

PMAOMIR346

Assess and secure an incident site

PMAOPS101

Read dials and indicators

PMAOPS105

Select and prepare materials

PMAOPS202

Operate fluid mixing equipment

PMAOPS208

Operate chemical separation equipment

PMAOPS210

Operate solids handling equipment

PMAOPS213

Package product/material

PMAOPS217

Operate wet milling equipment

PMAOPS220

Monitor chemical reactions in the process

PMAOPS221

Operate and monitor prime movers

PMAOPS224

Provide fluids for utilities and support

PMAOPS231

Control gas odourisation

PMAOPS232

Operate filtration equipment

PMAOPS234

Monitor and operate low pressure compressors

PMAOPS236

Monitor continuous process plant

PMAOPS240

Store fluids in bulk

PMAOPS241

Operate Joule-Thomson effect device

PMAOPS247

Operate powered separation equipment

PMAOPS260

Conduct screening operations

PMAOPS261

Operate bulk solids loading equipment

PMAOPS262

Operate digestion equipment

PMAOPS309

Operate solids handling/storage facility

PMAOPS311

Operate and troubleshoot reactors and reaction equipment

PMAOPS313

Operate and troubleshoot furnaces to induce reaction

PMAOPS315

Operate and troubleshoot process control systems

PMAOPS316

Organise storage and logistics of general materials

PMAOPS317

Undertake ship transfer operations

PMAOPS319

Adjust batch

PMAOPS328

Operate and troubleshoot heating furnace

PMAOPS331

Operate and troubleshoot gas turbine system

PMAOPS344

Operate and troubleshoot flare system

PMAOPS345

Operate and troubleshoot gas treatment process

PMAOPS348

Operate safety, protection and shutdown systems

PMAOPS351

Operate and troubleshoot turret swivel systems

PMAOPS353

Operate and troubleshoot heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems

PMAOPS358

Process design fundamentals

PMAOPS359

Operate and troubleshoot process measurement and control systems

PMAOPS390

Operate a biochemical process

PMAOPS405

Operate complex control systems

PMAOPS411

Manage plant shutdown and restart

PMASMELT265

Operate reduction cells

PMASUP236

Operate vehicles in the field

PMASUP245

Break and make flanged joints using hand tools

PMASUP246

Disconnect and reconnect non-flared tube fitting joints

PMASUP305

Operate offshore cranes

PMASUP311

Operate communications hub

PMASUP349

Monitor and control repairs and modifications on operational pipe

PMASUP345

Monitor vibration

PMASUP348

Monitor and maintain cathodic protection systems

PMAWHS211

Prepare equipment for emergency response

PMAWHS213

Undertake fire control and emergency rescue

PMAWHS310

Investigate incidents

PMAWHS311

Lead emergency teams

PSPGEN015

Work effectively with diversity

RIIPBE203D

Conduct precipitation operations

RIIPBE301D

Conduct calcinations activities

RIIPBE308D

Conduct thickening and clarifying process

RIIRIS201E

Conduct local risk control

TAEASS301

Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TLID2010

Operate a forklift

UEPOPL001

Licence to operate a steam turbine

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 2. Supersedes and equivalent to PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (Release 1).

Release 1. Supersedes and equivalent to PMA30116 Certificate III 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