Qualification details

PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
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1 1 (this release)Current 22/Jun/2016

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Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer TechnologySupersedes and is equivalent to PMB40107 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology. 21/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
FWPCOT2238 - Cut materials with a hand-held chainsawCut materials with a hand-held chainsaw Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Elective
LMTGN2008B - Coordinate work of team or sectionCoordinate work of team or section Elective
MEM03001B - Perform manual production assemblyPerform manual production assembly Elective
MEM03006B - Set assembly stationsSet assembly stations Elective
MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawingInterpret technical drawing Elective
MEM09003B - Prepare basic engineering drawingPrepare basic engineering drawing Elective
MEM11005B - Pick and process orderPick and process order Elective
MEM11006B - Perform production packagingPerform production packaging Elective
MEM11007B - Administer inventory proceduresAdminister inventory procedures Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399916 Plastics Technician 
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,Manufacturing Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Polymer Senior Operator,Senior Cablemaker,Die Trialler,Belt Installation and Repair Technician,Plastics Technician,Polymer Technician,Rubber Production Senior Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399916 Plastics Technician 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 22/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB40107 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology.

Qualification Description

The PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology is intended for senior operators and polymer technicians

The senior operator/technician may be process-based and directly involved in production or they may be based elsewhere, for example, in a laboratory, although they will typically still have functions on the production floor.

The senior operator/technician will be able to apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed operations skills in situations that require autonomy, discretion and judgement, such as product and process improvements and trialling.

The senior operator/technician will be able to solve complex problems which require in depth theoretical knowledge combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment.

This qualification applies to the production of a wide range of polymer products and components ranging from consumer products to components to be included in other commercial, industrial or consumer products. Products may be made from a wide range of natural and 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.

For people who require a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles see MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

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 licences in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology competency must be achieved in twenty-eight  (28 ) units of competency:

  • four  (4 ) core units of competency
  • twenty-four  (24 ) elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • a minimum of three  (3 ) units from Group A
  • a minimum of two  (2 ) units from Group B
  • the remainder of units may be chosen from Groups A, B and C, to bring the total number of electives to twenty four  (24 ).

Up to ten  (10 ) of the elective units may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified in Groups B and C.

Note : Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk*. Prerequisite units must be counted in the total number of units required for achievement of the qualification. Refer to individual units for details.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS402051

Apply quality standards

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMWHS200

Work safely

MSMSUP210

Process and record information

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSMOPS400

Optimise process/plant area

*

MSMOPS401

Trial new process or product

MSMSUP404

Coordinate maintenance

MSMSUP405

Identify problems in fluid power system

MSMSUP406

Identify problems in electronic control systems

PMBPROD430

Trial a new die/tool

PMBPROD431

Trial a new, advanced or complex mould

PMBTECH401

Predict polymer properties and characteristics

*

PMBTECH402

Set advanced or complex dies

*

PMBTECH403

Test fibre-composites materials and laminates

PMBTECH404

Mould chemical resistant and/or fire retardant fibre-composites

PMBTECH405

Repair damaged fibre-composites structures

*

PMBTECH406

Diagnose production equipment problems

A maximum of two  (2 ) units may be chosen from the units available in Group A of PMB50116 Diploma of Polymer Technology.

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MSS403010

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403002

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403021

Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403040

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS404050

Undertake process capability improvements

*

MSS403051

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404052

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMWHS300

Facilitate the implementation of WHS for a work group

*

MSMWHS400

Contribute to WHS management system

*

MSMWHS401

Assess risk

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 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

MSMSUP400

Develop and monitor quality systems

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

PMBPROD336

Inspect heavy off-the-road tyres

PMBPROD337

Prepare heavy off-the-road tyres for repair

PMBPROD338

Repair heavy off-the-road tyres

PMBPROD340

Cure heavy off-the-road tyre repairs

PMBPROD341

Finish heavy off-the-road tyre repairs

TLID3011

Conduct specialised forklift operation

Up to two  (2 ) relevant units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Certificate IV.

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FWPCOT2238

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

LMTGN2008B

Coordinate work of team/section

MEM03001B

Perform manual production assembly

MEM03006B

Set assembly stations

*

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM09003B

Prepare basic engineering drawing

*

MEM11005B

Pick and process order

MEM11006B

Perform production packaging

MEM11007B

Administer inventory procedures

MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM15003B

Use improvement processes in team activities

*

MEM15004B

Perform inspection

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

MSS402020

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402021

Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402030

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402040

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050

Monitor process capability

MSS402060

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402080

Undertake root cause analysis

MSMWHS100

Follow WHS procedures

MSMWHS110

Follow emergency response 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

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

MSMPER200

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER201

Monitor and control work permits

MSMPER205

Enter confined space

*

MSMPER300

Issue work permits

*

MSMSUP100

Apply workplace context to own job

MSMSUP101

Clean workplace or equipment

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

MSMENV172

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

MSMSUP200

Achieve work outcomes

MSMSUP204

Pack products or materials

MSMSUP205

Transfer loads

MSMSUP230

Monitor process operations

MSMSUP240

Undertake minor maintenance

MSMSUP273

Handle goods

MSMSUP280

Manage conflict at work

MSMSUP291

Participate in continuous improvement

MSMSUP292

Sample and test materials and product

PMBFIN201

Finish products and components

PMBFIN202

Fit attachments to products

PMBFIN203

Repair product imperfections

PMBFIN205

Hand decorate products

PMBHAN103

Shift materials safely by hand

PMBHAN208

Store products

PMBPREP201

Prepare moulds for composites production

PMBPREP205

Assemble materials and equipment for production

PMBPREP206

Prepare materials to formulae

PMBPREP301

Set up and prepare for production

PMBPREP303

Set up equipment for continuous operation

PMBPREP304

Set a die

PMBPREP305

Change extrusion die and setup

PMBPROD206

Operate ancillary equipment

PMBPROD207

Operate calender

PMBPROD209

Operate cable winding equipment

PMBPROD210

Operate injection moulding equipment

PMBPROD211

Operate blow moulding equipment

PMBPROD212

Operate thermoforming equipment

PMBPROD213

Operate extruders

PMBPROD216

Operate blown film equipment

PMBPROD217

Operate printing equipment

PMBPROD221

Operate rotational moulding equipment

PMBPROD229

Operate polystyrene shape moulding equipment

PMBPROD233

Operate film conversion equipment

PMBPROD235

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

PMBPROD236

Operate hand held air/power equipment for production processes

PMBPROD237

Splice cables

PMBPROD238

Perform creel rack operations

PMBPROD239

Build reinforced conveyor belts

PMBPROD240

Cut materials

PMBPROD241

Lay up rubber lining or lag pulleys

PMBPROD242

Bond polymers to surfaces

PMBPROD245

Fabricate materials

PMBPROD246

Hand mix materials

PMBPROD247

Hand lay up composites

PMBPROD248

Prepare surfaces for coating

PMBPROD249

Apply liquid surface coatings

PMBPROD251

Apply gel coat or other polymer surface finish

PMBPROD252

Operate compounding equipment

PMBPROD253

Operate an internal mill blender

PMBPROD254

Operate an open mill blender

PMBPROD255

Operate mixing equipment

PMBPROD259

Operate granulating equipment

PMBPROD261

Operate continuous vulcanising equipment

PMBPROD262

Operate tyre curing equipment

PMBPROD263

Operate retread curing equipment

PMBPROD264

Check recycle wash process

PMBPROD265

Operate portable vulcanising equipment

PMBPROD266

Prepare tyre casings for retreading

PMBPROD267

Operate steel cutting equipment

PMBPROD268

Operate bead coiling equipment

PMBPROD270

Operate injection blow moulding equipment

PMBPROD280

Operate resin-glass depositor equipment

PMBPROD281

Finish composite products

PMBPROD282

Assemble mould

PMBPROD283

Demould product

PMBPROD284

Operate open flame moulding equipment

PMBPROD285

Operate computer controlled equipment

PMBPROD287

Weld plastics materials

PMBPROD290

Operate filament winding equipment

PMBPROD291

Operate resin infusion moulding equipment

PMBPROD292

Operate pultrusion equipment

PMBPROD293

Operate vacuum bagging equipment

PMBPROD294

Operate resin transfer moulding equipment

PMBPROD295

Operate composite sheeting equipment

PMBPROD296

Operate centrifugal casting equipment

PMBPROD297

Operate equipment using moulding compounds

PMBPROD298

Operate equipment using pre-preg material

PMBPROD300

Produce products

PMBPROD301

Draw wire

PMBPROD302

Bunch and strand wire

PMBPROD303

Lay up and tape cables

PMBPROD304

Wind products onto drums

PMBPROD305

Colour optical fibre

PMBPROD306

Prepare and start equipment for production

PMBPROD307

Produce calendered products

*

PMBPROD308

Take a machine out of production

PMBPROD309

Produce electroplated products

PMBPROD310

Produce injection moulded products

*

PMBPROD311

Produce blow moulded products

*

PMBPROD312

Produce continuous thermoforming products

*

PMBPROD313

Produce extruded products

*

PMBPROD314

Produce compression moulded products

PMBPROD315

Produce polyurethane foam

PMBPROD316

Produce blown film

*

PMBPROD317

Print and decorate rigid products

*

PMBPROD319

Build up rollers

PMBPROD320

Produce foam injected mouldings

PMBPROD321

Produce rotational moulded products

*

PMBPROD323

Produce powder coated products

PMBPROD324

Inspect tyres for retreading

PMBPROD325

Lay on tyre retreads

PMBPROD326

Inspect tyres

PMBPROD328

Produce sheet feed vacuum forming products

PMBPROD329

Produce polystyrene shape moulded products

*

PMBPROD330

Make moulds for formed products

PMBPROD331

Produce printed and decorated film

PMBPROD332

Produce thermally bent products

PMBPROD333

Convert plastic film

*

PMBPROD334

Produce products using twin screw extruders

PMBPROD339

Produce reinforced conveyor belts

*

PMBPROD343

Shut down plant area

PMBPROD347

Produce composites using hand lamination

*

PMBPROD349

Produce liquid surface coated products

*

PMBPROD352

Produce compounded materials

*

PMBPROD353

Compound materials using an internal mill blender

*

PMBPROD354

Compound materials using an open mill blender

*

PMBPROD355

Make pattern/plug for composites moulds

*

PMBPROD356

Construct moulds for composite products

*

PMBPROD357

Construct jigs and fixtures

PMBPROD358

Develop patterns

*

PMBPROD360

Produce centrifugally cast polyurethane products

*

PMBPROD362

Produce gravity cast polyurethane products

*

PMBPROD367

Remove and replace conveyor belts

PMBPROD368

Repair conveyor belt carcass

*

PMBPROD369

Repair conveyor belt covers

*

PMBPROD370

Produce injection blow moulded products

*

PMBPROD372

Produce fibre optic preforms

PMBPROD373

Draw optical fibre

PMBPROD375

Vulcanise products using an autoclave

PMBPROD376

Splice steel cord conveyor belts

*

PMBPROD377

Splice fabric ply conveyor belts

*

PMBPROD378

Splice solid woven conveyor belts

*

PMBPROD380

Produce composites using chopper gun/depositor

*

PMBPROD384

Operate multi-axis router

PMBPROD385

Program computer controlled equipment

PMBPROD387

Produce welded plastics materials

*

PMBPROD390

Produce composites using filament winding

*

PMBPROD391

Produce composites using resin infusion

*

PMBPROD392

Produce composites using pultrusion

*

PMBPROD393

Produce composites using vacuum bagging

*

PMBPROD394

Produce composites using resin transfer moulding

*

PMBPROD395

Produce composite sheet products

*

PMBPROD396

Produce composites using centrifugal casting

*

PMBPROD397

Produce composites using moulding compounds

*

PMBPROD398

Produce composites using pre-pregs

*

PMBTECH301

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

PMBTECH302

Modify existing compounds

PMBTECH303

Make minor modifications to products

PMBWASTE101

Collect waste for recycling or safe disposal

PMBWASTE302

Coordinate waste disposal

PMBWELD301

Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines

PMBWELD302

Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines

PMBWELD303

Install polyethylene (non-pressure) drainage pipelines

PMBWELD304

Design polyethylene (non-pressure) drainage pipelines

*

PMBWELD305

Install polyethylene plastic pressure pipelines

PMBWELD306

Design polyethylene plastic pressure pipelines

*

PMBWELD307

Install high temperature plastic pressure pipelines

PMBWELD308

Install PVC plastic pressure pipelines

PMBWELD309

Weld plastic using extrusion techniques

PMBWELD310

Design PVC plastic pressure pipelines

*

PMBWELD311

Design high temperature plastic pressure pipelines

*

RIIRIS201D

Conduct local risk control

TAEASS301

Contribute to assessment

TAEASS401

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402

Assess competence

TAEASS403

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TLID2010

Operate a forklift

Up to eight  (8 ) relevant units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Certificates II or III. (Note that a maximum of four  (4 ) of these units can be available at Certificate II).

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB40107 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology.

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