Qualification details

PMA40116 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology (Release 1)

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1 1 (this release)Current 02/Jun/2016

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Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA40113 - Certificate IV in Process Plant TechnologyRelease 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA40113 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology 01/Jun/2016


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 Elective
FDFPH2001A - Apply Good Manufacturing Practice proceduresApply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures Elective
FDFPHGMP3A - Monitor the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practice proceduresMonitor the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practice procedures Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Elective
MEM04001B - Operate melting furnacesOperate melting furnaces Elective
MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc weldingPerform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawingInterpret technical drawing Elective
MEM09003B - Prepare basic engineering drawingPrepare basic engineering drawing Elective
MEM11011B - Undertake manual handlingUndertake manual handling Elective
MEM16005A - Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activitiesOperate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities Elective
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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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Raw Material Manufacturing,Chemical, Hydrocarbon and Oil Refining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Chemical, Hydrocarbons, Refinery Plant Technician 

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 511 Certificate IV 02/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA40113 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Qualification Description

The PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology is a technical qualification for plant technicians and operations technicians who will typically be involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment across the plant. This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a technical role that includes an ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work in the chemical, hydrocarbons and refining industries.

Other non-technical Certificate IV qualifications are available for production support employees at this level, such as MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology competency must be achieved in twenty-six (26)  units of competency:

  • five  (5 ) core units of competency
  • twenty-one  (21 ) elective units of competency, chosen as specified below:
  • a minimum of one  (1) unit of competency from Group A
  • the remainder may be chosen from Groups A, B and C (with a maximum of eighteen  (18 ) from Group C) to bring the total number of electives to twenty-one  (21 ).

Note : Five  (5 ) elective units can be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified in Groups B and C.

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 

MSMOPS400

Optimise process/plant area

MSMOPS401

Trial new process or product

PMAOPS402

Respond to abnormal process situations

MSMSUP390

PMAOPS405

Operate complex control systems

PMAOPS410

Operate remote production facilities

PMAOPS411

Manage plant shutdown and restart

PMAOPS433

Manage wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS434

Commission wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS450

Solve colour problems

PMAOPS460

Monitor and operate tailings management facilities

Group B – Support electives 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL954001

Obtain representative samples in accordance with a sampling plan

MSMPER400

Coordinate permit process

MSMPER300

MSMSUP400

Develop and monitor quality systems

MSMSUP404

Coordinate maintenance

MSMSUP405

Identify problems in fluid power system

MSMSUP406

Identify problems in electronic control systems

MSMWHS400

Contribute to WHS management system

MSMWHS401

Assess risk

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403011A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A

Lead team culture improvement

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A

Facilitate breakthough improvements

MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements

MSS404052

MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

MSS404081A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS405052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

PMAOMIR305

Operate panel during an emergency

PMAOPS305

PMAOMIR407

Audit incident preparedness and established response system

PMAOMIR418

Coordinate incident response

PMAOMIR424

Develop and maintain community relationships

PMAOMIR430

Conduct and assess incident exercises

PMAOMIR444

Develop incident containment tactics

PMAOMIR449

Monitor legal compliance obligations during incidents

PMASUP410

Develop plant documentation

PMASUP420

Minimise environmental impact of process

PMASUP432

Coordinate pipeline projects

MSMPER300

PMASUP440

Commission/recommission plant

PMASUP441

Decommission plant

PMASUP444

Plan plant preparation and isolation

PMASUP445

Participate in HAZOP studies

PMAOPS280

PMAWHS420

Develop first aid procedures and manage resources

TAEASS401

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402

Assess competence

TAEASS403

Participate in assessment validation

TAEASS502

Design and develop assessment tools

Up to one  (1) relevant unit may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where that unit is packaged in a Certificate IV or Diploma.

Group C – Other electives  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FDFPH1001A

Follow work procedures to maintain Good Manufacturing Practice

FDFPH2001A

Apply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures

FDFPHGMP3A

Monitor the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practice procedures

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MEM04001B

Operate melting furnaces

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM09003B

Prepare basic engineering drawing

MEM09002B

MEM11011B

Undertake manual handling

MEM16005A

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

MEM18011C

Shutdown and isolate machine/equipment

MSMBLIC001

License to operate a standard boiler

MSMBLIC002

License to operate an advanced boiler

MSL952001

Collect routine site samples

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSMENV172

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

MSMOPS100

Use equipment

MSMOPS102

Perform tasks to support production

MSMOPS200

Operate equipment

MSMOPS212

Use organisation computers or data systems

MSMPER200

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER201

Monitor and control work permits

MSMPER202

Observe permit work

MSMPER205

Enter confined space

MSMPER200

MSMPER300

Issue work permits

MSMWHS201

MSMSUP101

Clean workplace or equipment

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

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

MSMSUP300

Identify and apply process improvements

MSMSUP301

Apply HACCP to the workplace

MSMSUP303

Identify equipment faults

MSMSUP309

Maintain and organise workplace records

MSMSUP310

Contribute to 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

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

MSMWHS300

Facilitate the implementation of WHS for a work group

MSMWHS200

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

NWP357B

Monitor, operate and control reverse osmosis and nano-filtration processes

PMAOMIR210

Control evacuation to muster point

PMAOMIR301

Undertake initial rescue

MSMWHS216

MSMWHS217

HLTAID003

PMAOMIR302

Respond to a helideck incident

PMAOMIR317

Facilitate search and rescue operations

PMAOMIR320

Manage incident response information

PMAOMIR321

Manage communication systems during an incident

PMAOMIR346

Assess and secure an incident site

PMAOPS101

Read dials and indicators

PMAOPS105

Select and prepare materials

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

PMAOPS324

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

PMAOPS300

Operate a production unit

PMAOPS301

Operate a distillation unit

PMAOPS302

Operate reactors and reaction equipment

PMAOPS303

Operate furnaces to induce reaction

PMAOPS304

Operate and monitor compressor systems and equipment

PMAOPS305

Operate process control systems

PMAOPS307

Transfer bulk fluids into/out of storage facility

PMAOPS308

Organise storage and logistics of general materials

PMAOPS309

Operate solids handling/ storage equipment

PMAOPS312

Undertake ship loading/unloading operations

PMAOPS319

Adjust batch

PMAOPS320

Conduct artificial lift

PMAOPS321

Undertake well management

PMAOPS323

Operate and monitor heating furnace

PMAOPS324

Operate a gas turbine

PMAOPS325

Generate electrical power

PMAOPS326

Operate gas absorption unit

PMAOPS327

Operate fixed bed adsorption unit

PMAOPS329

Operate liquid extraction unit

PMAOPS330

Communicate and monitor pipeline activities

PMAOPS333

Operate wells and gathering systems

PMAOPS335

Conduct pipeline pigging

PMAOPS340

Operate cryogenic processes

PMAOPS350

Match and adjust colour

PMAOPS360

Operate a metalliferous kiln/furnace

PMAOPS361

Operate a smelting furnace

PMAOPS362

Operate a blast furnace

PMAOPS364

Operate an electrochemical process

PMAOPS365

Operate pelletising equipment

PMAOPS366

Operate sintering equipment

PMAOPS390

Operate a biochemical process

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

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

PMASUP305

Operate Offshore Cranes

PMASUP311

Operate communications hub

PMASUP341

Monitor and maintain instrument and control systems

MSMPER300

PMASUP342

Monitor and maintain electrical systems

MSMPER300

PMASUP343

Monitor and maintain cathodic protection systems

PMASUP344

Monitor and control repairs and modifications on operational pipe

PMASUP345

Monitor vibration

PMASUP346

Control corrosion

PMASUP347

Undertake corrosion inspection on process plant

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

PMAWHS221

Maintain first aid resources and records

PMAWHS310

Investigate incidents

PMAWHS311

Lead emergency teams

PMAWHS312

Command the operation of survival craft

PMAWHS320

Provide advanced first aid response

HLTAID003

PMAWHS321

Provide first aid response in remote and/or isolated area

HLTAID003

PMC552002C

Operate equipment to blend/mix materials

PMC552003C

Operate grinding equipment

PMC552008B

Operate crushing equipment

PMC562070B

Move materials

PSPGEN015

Work effectively with diversity

TAEASS301

Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TLID2010

Operate a forklift

UEPOPL001A

Licence to operate a steam turbine

UEPOPS319B

Operate and monitor gas production plant

Up to four  (4) 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, III or IV.

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMA40113 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Links

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

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