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Qualification details

PMB30121 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer ProcessingPMB30120 Certificate III in Polymer Processing supersedes and is equivalent to PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing. 17/Feb/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Feb/2021


Units of competency

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PMBPROD326E - Inspect tyresInspect tyresCurrentElective
PMBPROD265E - Operate portable vulcanising equipmentOperate portable vulcanising equipmentCurrentElective
MSMSUP382 - Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplaceProvide coaching/mentoring in the workplaceCurrentElective
PMBPROD337E - Prepare heavy off-the-road tyres for repairPrepare heavy off-the-road tyres for repairCurrentElective
PMBPROD206E - Operate ancillary equipmentOperate ancillary equipmentCurrentElective
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate informationOrganise and communicate informationCurrentElective
PMBPROD247E - Create composite laminates using hand lay-up techniquesCreate composite laminates using hand lay-up techniquesCurrentElective
PMBFIN202E - Fit attachments and assemble components for customised polymer productsFit attachments and assemble components for customised polymer productsCurrentElective
PMBTECH403E - Test thermoset composite laminates and materialsTest thermoset composite laminates and materialsCurrentElective
PMBPROD245E - Fabricate products with rubber or plasticsFabricate products with rubber or plasticsCurrentElective
PMBPREP201E - Prepare moulds for composites productionPrepare moulds for composites productionCurrentElective
PMBPROD213E - Operate polymer extrudersOperate polymer extrudersCurrentElective
PMBPROD304E - Wind up wire or beltsWind up wire or beltsCurrentElective
PMBPROD347E - Mould composites products using hand lay-up techniquesMould composites products using hand lay-up techniquesCurrentElective
PMBPROD248E - Prepare surfaces for coatingPrepare surfaces for coatingCurrentElective
MEM13003 - Work safely with industrial chemicals and materialsWork safely with industrial chemicals and materialsCurrentElective
MSMWHS100 - Follow WHS proceduresFollow WHS proceduresCurrentElective
PMBPROD362E - Produce polyurethane products using gravity castingProduce polyurethane products using gravity castingCurrentElective
PMBPROD236E - Operate hand-held air or power equipment for production processesOperate hand-held air or power equipment for production processesCurrentElective
PMBFIN203E - Rework product imperfectionsRework product imperfectionsCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 711514 Plastics Production MacHine Operator (General) 
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 Raw Material Manufacturing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Composites Operator,Blow Moulding Operator,Die Setter,Cablemaker,Belt Installation and Repair Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 711514 Plastics Production MacHine Operator (General) 18/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 18/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 18/Feb/2021 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of technicians who use production equipment to produce polymer products and components. They apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well-developed skills, exercising judgement in areas such as start-up, shutdown procedures and quality assurance. Operators apply their product and process knowledge to anticipate and solve a range of product variances and/or product faults.

Products and components may be for commercial, industrial or consumer markets and be made from natural or synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers. Production may be long runs of standard products, short runs, or ‘one offs’ of specialised products.

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 21

  • 1 core unit
  • 20 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 17 units from the electives listed below, which must include:
  • 2 units from Group A – noting the unit selection guidelines
  • a minimum of 6 from any units listed in Groups B to L
  • up to 3 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 Certificate III in Polymer Processing. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.  

Packaging for each specialisation:

  • All Group B electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Blow moulding)
  • All Group C electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Blown film)
  • All Group D electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Composites)
  • All Group E electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Conveyor belt maintenance and repair)
  • All Group F electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Conveyor belt manufacture)
  • All Group G electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Extrusion)
  • All Group H electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Plastic fabrication)
  • All Group I electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Injection moulding)
  • All Group J electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Polyurethane)
  • All Group K electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Rotational moulding)
  • All Group L electives must be selected for the award of PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Rubber lining)
  • Core units 

    Unit Code 

    Unit Title 

    MSS402051

    Apply quality standards

    Elective units 

    Unit Code 

    Unit Title 

    Prerequisites 

    Unit selection guidelines 

    Group: A 

    MEM13015

    Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

    Do not take with MSMWHS200

    MEM16006

    Organise and communicate information

    MEM13015

    Do not take with MSMSUP210

    MSMWHS200

    Work safely

    Do not take with MEM13015

    MSMSUP210

    Process and record information

    Do not take with MEM16006

    Group B: Blow moulding 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPREP303E

    Set up equipment for continuous operation

    PMBPREP305E

    Change extrusion die and calibrator

    PMBPROD235E

    Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

    PMBPROD306E

    Prepare and start equipment for production

    PMBPROD308E

    Take a machine out of production

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    And at least one of the following units:

    PMBPROD311E

    Produce blow moulded products

    PMBPROD370E

    Produce injection blow moulded products

    Group C: Blown film 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPREP303E

    Set up equipment for continuous operation

    PMBPREP305E

    Change extrusion die and calibrator

    PMBPROD235E

    Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

    PMBPROD306E

    Prepare and start equipment for production

    PMBPROD308E

    Take a machine out of production

    PMBPROD316E

    Produce blown film

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group D: Composites 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPREP201E

    Prepare moulds for composites production

    PMBPROD247E

    Create composite laminates using hand lay-up techniques

    PMBPROD347E

    Mould composites products using hand lay-up techniques

    PMBPROD356E

    Construct moulds for composite products

    PMBPROD393E

    Produce composites using vacuum bagging

    PMBTECH405E

    Repair damaged fibre-composites structures

    PMBTECH407E

    Produce composite products using cored-laminate techniques

    Group E: Conveyor belt maintenance and repair 

    PMBPROD243E

    Cut rubber materials

    PMBPROD265E

    Operate portable vulcanising equipment

    PMBPROD367E

    Remove and replace conveyor belts

    PMBPROD368E

    Repair conveyor belt carcasses

    PMBPROD369E

    Repair conveyor belt covers

    And at least one of the following units:

    PMBPROD376E

    Splice steel cord conveyor belts

    PMBPROD377E

    Splice fabric ply conveyor belts

    PMBPROD378E

    Splice solid woven conveyor belts

    Group F: Conveyor belt manufacture 

    PMBPROD238E

    Perform creel rack operations for belting production

    PMBPROD239E

    Build fabric-reinforced conveyor belts

    PMBPROD254E

    Operate an open mill blender

    PMBPROD307E

    Produce calendered rubber or vinyl products

    PMBPROD339E

    Produce steel cord–reinforced conveyor belts

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group G: Extrusion 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPREP303E

    Set up equipment for continuous operation

    PMBPREP305E

    Change extrusion die and calibrator

    PMBPROD306E

    Prepare and start equipment for production

    PMBPROD313E

    Produce extruded polymer products

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group H: Plastic fabrication 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM30031A

    Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

    MEM30033A

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

    MEM30031A

    PMBPROD330E

    Make moulds for thermoformed products

    PMBPROD357E

    Construct jigs and fixtures

    PMBPROD358E

    Develop polymer product patterns

    PMBPROD384E

    Operate multi-axis router

    PMBPROD385E

    Program computer-controlled equipment

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group I: Injection moulding 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPREP304E

    Set a die for injection moulding production

    PMBPROD235E

    Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

    PMBPROD306E

    Prepare and start equipment for production

    PMBPROD310E

    Produce injection moulded products

    PMBPROD430E

    Trial a new injection moulding die

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group J: Polyurethane 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MSMSUP292

    Sample and test materials and product

    PMBPROD246E

    Hand mix materials

    PMBPROD235E

    Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

    PMBPROD360E

    Produce polyurethane products using centrifugal casting

    PMBPROD362E

    Produce polyurethane products using gravity casting

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    Group K: Rotational moulding 

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MSMSUP303

    Identify equipment faults

    PMBPROD235E

    Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

    PMBPROD283E

    Demould polymer products

    PMBPROD321E

    Produce rotational moulded products

    PMBTECH301E

    Optimise polymer processing operations

    MSMSUP292

    Sample and test materials and product

    Group L: Rubber lining 

    MEM09002

    Interpret technical drawing

    MEM12023

    MEM12024

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12023

    Perform engineering measurements

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM12024

    Perform computations

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM13003

    Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

    MEM11011

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    PMBPROD241E

    Install rubber lining or pulley lagging using lay-up techniques

    PMBPROD243E

    Cut rubber materials

    PMBPROD248E

    Prepare surfaces for coating

    PMBPROD358E

    Develop polymer product patterns

    PMBPROD375E

    Vulcanise products using an autoclave

    Other electives 

    MEM05050

    Perform routine gas metal arc welding

    MEM11011

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MEM09202A

    Produce freehand sketches

    MEM11011

    Undertake manual handling

    MEM13015

    MEM16006

    MSMENV272

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    MSMOPS100

    Use equipment

    MSMOPS101

    Make measurements

    MSMOPS102

    Perform tasks to support production

    MSMOPS200

    Operate equipment

    MSMOPS212

    Use organisation computers or data systems

    MSMOPS244

    Lay out and cut materials

    MSMOPS363

    Organise on-site work

    MSMSUP100

    Apply workplace context to own job

    MSMSUP102

    Communicate in the workplace

    MSMSUP106

    Work in a team

    MSMSUP200

    Achieve work outcomes

    MSMSUP240

    Undertake minor maintenance

    MSMSUP291

    Participate in continuous improvement

    MSMSUP300

    Identify and apply process improvements

    MSMSUP382

    Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace

    MSMWHS100

    Follow WHS procedures

    MSS402040

    Apply 5S procedures

    PMBFIN201E

    Finish components and products

    PMBFIN202E

    Fit attachments and assemble components for customised polymer products 

    PMBFIN203E

    Rework product imperfections

    PMBFIN205E

    Hand decorate products

    PMBHAN103E

    Shift materials safely by hand

    PMBPREP205E

    Assemble materials and equipment for production

    PMBPREP206E

    Prepare polymer materials to specified formulae

    PMBPREP301E

    Set up and prepare for batch production

    PMBPROD206E

    Operate ancillary equipment

    PMBPROD207E

    Operate rubber calendering equipment

    PMBPROD209E

    Operate cable winding equipment

    PMBPROD210E

    Operate injection moulding equipment

    PMBPROD213E

    Operate polymer extruders

    PMBPROD216E

    Operate blown film equipment

    PMBPROD221E

    Operate rotational moulding equipment

    PMBPROD236E

    Operate hand-held air or power equipment for production processes

    PMBPROD242E

    Bond polymers to surfaces

    PMBPROD245E

    Fabricate products with rubber or plastics

    PMBPROD249E

    Apply liquid surface coatings

    PMBPROD251E

    Apply gel coat or other polymer surface finish

    PMBPROD252E

    Operate polymer compounding equipment

    PMBPROD261E

    Operate continuous vulcanising equipment

    PMBPROD280E

    Operate a chopper gun to lay-up composites

    PMBPROD281E

    Finish composite products

    PMBPROD282E

    Reassemble production mould components

    PMBPROD287E

    Weld thermoplastics materials

    PMBPROD293E

    Create composite laminates using vacuum-assisted closed-moulding processes

    PMBPROD300E

    Produce products

    PMBPROD301E

    Draw wire

    PMBPROD302E

    Bunch and strand wire

    PMBPROD303E

    Produce cable and tape lay-up cables

    PMBPROD304E

    Wind up wire or belts

    PMBPROD325E

    Lay on tyre retreads

    PMBPROD326E

    Inspect tyres

    PMBPROD328E

    Produce sheet-fed vacuum-formed products

    PMBPROD336E

    Inspect heavy off-the-road tyres

    PMBPROD337E

    Prepare heavy off-the-road tyres for repair

    PMBPROD338E

    Repair heavy off-the-road tyres

    PMBPROD340E

    Cure heavy off-the-road tyre repairs

    PMBPROD341E

    Finish heavy off-the-road tyre repairs

    PMBPROD352E

    Produce compounded materials

    PMBPROD355E

    Make pattern or plug for composites moulds

    PMBPROD380E

    Produce composites products using mechanised open mould wet lay-up

    PMBPROD390E

    Produce composites using filament winding

    PMBPROD391E

    Produce composites using resin infusion

    PMBPROD392E

    Produce thermoset composites using pultrusion

    PMBPROD394E

    Produce composites using resin transfer moulding

    PMBPROD398E

    Produce composites using prepregs

    PMBTECH403E

    Test thermoset composite laminates and materials

    PMBTECH404E

    Mould composites with chemically-resistant or fire-retardant properties

    PMBWELD301E

    Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using butt welding

    PMBWELD302E

    Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using electrofusion welding

    PMBWELD303E

    Install polyethylene plastic pipelines for non-pressure drainage

    PMBWELD304E

    Design polyethylene plastic pipelines for non-pressure drainage

    PMBWELD305E

    Install polyethylene plastic pipelines for pressurised applications

    PMBWELD306E

    Design polyethylene plastic pipelines for pressurised applications

    PMBWELD307E

    Install plastic pipelines for high temperature applications

    PMBWELD308E

    Install PVC plastic pipelines for pressurised applications

    PMBWELD309E

    Weld plastic using extrusion techniques

    PMBWELD310E

    Design PVC plastic pipelines for pressure applications

    PMBWELD311E

    Design plastic pipelines for high temperature and pressure applications

    Qualification Mapping Information

    Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing.

    Links

    Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=932aacef-7947-4c80-acc6-593719fe4090