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Qualification details

PMB20107 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB20101 - Certificate II in Plastics 30/Apr/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to PMB20116 - Certificate II in Polymer ProcessingSupersedes and is equivalent to PMB20107 Certificate II in Polymer Processing. 21/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 06/Jul/2013
(View details for release 1) 01/May/2011

Units of competency

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MSAPMOHS110A - Follow emergency response proceduresFollow emergency response proceduresN/A
MSAPMOHS216A - Operate breathing apparatusOperate breathing apparatusN/A
PMBPROD283B - Demould productDemould productN/A
PMBPREP206C - Prepare materials to formulaePrepare materials to formulaeN/A
MSAPMSUP205A - Transfer loadsTransfer loadsN/A
PMBPROD207B - Operate calenderOperate calenderN/A
PMBFIN201C - Finish products and componentsFinish products and componentsN/A
PMBPROD245C - Fabricate materialsFabricate materialsN/A
PMBPROD287B - Weld plastics materialsWeld plastics materialsN/A
PMBPROD254C - Operate an open mill blenderOperate an open mill blenderN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 711500 Plastics And Rubber Production MacHine Operators 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7291 Plastics Production MacHine Operators 
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,Plastics, Polymers and Rubber 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Blow Moulding Production Assistant,Belt Manufacture Production Assistant,Plastics Production Operator,Fabrication Production Assistant (Plastics),Composites Production Assistant,Composites Operator,Plastics Production Assistant,Rubber Production Assistant,Injection Moulding Production Assistant,Cablemaking Production Assistant,Tyre Manufacturing Production Assistant,Tyre Retreading Production Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 711500 Plastics And Rubber Production MacHine Operators 01/May/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7291 Plastics Production MacHine Operators 01/May/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 01/May/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 01/May/2011 
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Modification History

Release 2 - Imported units of competency updated to current versions

Release 1 - Initial release

Description

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The Certificate II in Polymer Processing 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.

For job roles at Certificate I level and for people working in the industry in production support roles, the following Certificates in MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package would be appropriate:

  • MSA10207 Certificate I in Process Manufacturing
  • MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing.

The relevant MSA units of competency for these Certificates are available as electives in PMB07 Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package.

Application 

This industry manufactures a wide range of polymer products and components ranging from consumer products to components to be included in other industrial or consumer products. Much of it is long runs of standard products, but equally it may be short runs/one offs of specialised products. It uses a wide range of natural and synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers.

The products from this industry may be components in automobiles, aeroplanes and marine craft as well as domestic appliances and industrial and commercial plant and equipment. It may also be electrical or data cabling. They may equally be consumer products such as paint brushes, tooth brushes, lunch boxes or carry bags.

People with this qualification may be expected to operate production equipment and carry out a range of support functions

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, or entry may also be gained through MSA10207 Certificate I in Process Manufacturing.

Units of competency contained within this qualification may be common with other manufacturing qualifications and credit should be granted towards this qualification where competency has already been achieved. Credit should also be granted towards this qualification where competency has been achieved in units of competency contained within relevant skill sets.

The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practiced within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further qualification pathways from this qualification include PMB30107 Certificate III in Polymer Processing

Additional qualification advice 

MSA21108 Certificate II in Competitive Manufacturing and MSA20107 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing are available for those who need a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, units of competency in this qualification may provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required for various licences. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • complete logs, reports and plant documentation
  • access and interpret production plans and information
  • provide appropriate workplace and technical information
  • give and follow routine instructions
  • provide written and oral reports

Teamwork

  • work as part of a team
  • identify and describe own role and role of others
  • identify own role and responsibility within a team

Problem solving

  • recognise known faults that occur during the operation
  • identify and take action on causes of routine faults
  • identify non-routine process and quality problems and take appropriate action
  • respond to routine problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • suggest improvements
  • make adjustments to improve equipment performance
  • determine problems needing action
  • report problems outside area of responsibility
  • raise questions regarding requirements and expectations
  • distinguish between causes of faults
  • identify product out-of-specification
  • safely shut down equipment in abnormal circumstances

Planning and organising

  • plan own work
  • achieve production targets
  • identify production targets
  • recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control methods

Self-management

  • identify work requirements
  • plan own work requirements from production requests
  • operate within appropriate time constraints and work standards
  • select and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
  • identify task outcomes and work role

Learning

  • ask questions to gain information
  • seek clarification
  • participate in improvement procedures

Technology

  • check process is operating within required limits
  • monitor equipment operation
  • monitor operation of processes
  • use appropriate instruments
  • use power tools and electrical systems
  • monitor and adjust machine functions
  • use forklift controls, instruments and indicators

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the Certificate II in Polymer Processing competency must be achieved in fourteen  (14 ) units of competency:

  • three  (3 ) core units of competency
  • eleven  (11 ) elective units of competency, 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 

Prerequisite 

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

MSAPMSUP210A

Process and record information

Elective units of competency 

Select eleven  (11 ) units of competency, as specified below:

  • a minimum of three  (3 ) from Group A
  • The remainder may be chosen from Groups A and B to bring the total number of electives to eleven  (11 ).

Note: Up to four  (4 ) of the elective units can be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified in Group B.

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisite 

FPICOT2206B

Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

MSAPMOPS200A

Operate equipment

MSAPMOPS212A

Use enterprise computers or data systems

MSAPMOPS244A

Layout and cut materials

PMBFIN201C

Finish products and components

PMBFIN202C

Fit attachments to products

PMBFIN203C

Repair product imperfections

PMBFIN205C

Hand decorate products

PMBPREP201B

Prepare moulds for composites production

PMBPREP205C

Assemble materials and equipment for production

PMBPREP206C

Prepare materials to formulae

PMBPROD206B

Operate ancillary equipment

PMBPROD207B

Operate calender

PMBPROD209C

Operate cable winding equipment

PMBPROD210B

Operate injection moulding equipment

PMBPROD211B

Operate blow moulding equipment

PMBPROD212B

Operate thermoforming equipment

PMBPROD213B

Operate extruders

PMBPROD216B

Operate blown film equipment

PMBPROD217B

Operate printing equipment

PMBPROD221B

Operate rotational moulding equipment

PMBPROD229B

Operate polystyrene shape moulding equipment

PMBPROD233B

Operate film conversion equipment

PMBPROD235C

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

PMBPROD236C

Operate hand held air/power equipment for production processes

PMBPROD237C

Splice cables

PMBPROD238A

Perform creel rack operations

PMBPROD239A

Build reinforced conveyor belts

PMBPROD240C

Cut materials

PMBPROD241C

Lay up rubber lining or lag pulleys

PMBPROD242A

Bond polymers to surfaces

PMBPROD245C

Fabricate materials

PMBPROD246C

Hand mix materials

PMBPROD247C

Hand lay up composites

PMBPROD248C

Prepare surfaces for coating

PMBPROD249B

Apply liquid surface coatings

PMBPROD251B

Apply gel coat or other polymer surface finish

PMBPROD252C

Operate compounding equipment

PMBPROD253C

Operate an internal mill blender

PMBPROD254C

Operate an open mill blender

PMBPROD255C

Operate mixing equipment

PMBPROD259C

Operate granulating equipment

PMBPROD261B

Operate continuous vulcanising equipment

PMBPROD262B

Operate tyre curing equipment

PMBPROD263B

Operate retread curing equipment

PMBPROD264C

Check recycle wash process

PMBPROD265C

Operate portable vulcanising equipment

PMBPROD266B

Prepare tyre casings for retreading

PMBPROD267B

Operate steel cutting equipment

PMBPROD268B

Operate bead coiling equipment

PMBPROD270B

Operate injection blow moulding equipment

PMBPROD280B

Operate resin-glass depositor equipment

PMBPROD281B

Finish composite products

PMBPROD282B

Assemble mould

PMBPROD283B

Demould product

PMBPROD284B

Operate open flame moulding equipment

PMBPROD285A

Operate computer controlled equipment

PMBPROD287B

Weld plastics materials

PMBPROD290B

Operate filament winding equipment

PMBPROD291B

Operate resin infusion moulding equipment

PMBPROD292B

Operate pultrusion equipment

PMBPROD293B

Operate vacuum bagging equipment

PMBPROD294B

Operate resin transfer moulding equipment

PMBPROD295B

Operate composite sheeting equipment

PMBPROD296B

Operate centrifugal casting equipment

PMBPROD297B

Operate equipment using moulding compounds

PMBPROD298B

Operate equipment using pre-preg material

A maximum of two  (2 ) units of competency may be chosen from the units in Groups A and B of PMB30107 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (at least one of which must be from Group A).

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisite 

LMTGN2008B

Coordinate work of team/section

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402021A

Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSAPMOHS100A

Follow OHS procedures

MSAPMOHS110A

Follow emergency response procedures

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

MSAPMOPS100A

Use equipment

MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

MSAPMOPS102A

Perform tasks to support production

MSAPMPER200C

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSAPMPER201A

Monitor and control work permits

MSAPMPER205C

Enter confined space

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MSAPMSUP100A

Apply workplace procedures

MSAPMSUP101A

Clean workplace or equipment

MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

MSAPMSUP172A

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

MSAPMSUP200A

Achieve work outcomes

MSAPMSUP201A

Receive or despatch goods

MSAPMSUP204A

Pack products or materials

MSAPMSUP205A

Transfer loads

MSAPMSUP230A

Monitor process operations

MSAPMSUP240A

Undertake minor maintenance

MSAPMSUP273A

Handle goods

MSAPMSUP280A

Manage conflict at work

MSAPMSUP291A

Participate in continuous improvement

MSAPMSUP292A

Sample and test materials and product

PMBHAN103C

Shift materials safely by hand

PMBHAN208C

Store products

PMBWASTE101C

Collect waste for recycling or safe disposal

RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

Up to four  (4 ) relevant units of competency may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available for inclusion at Certificates II or III.