Qualification details

PMB50116 - Diploma of Polymer Technology (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer TechnologySupersedes and is equivalent to PMB50107 Diploma of 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
MEM09003B - Prepare basic engineering drawingPrepare basic engineering drawing Elective
MEM15001B - Perform basic statistical quality controlPerform basic statistical quality control Elective
MEM16006A - Organise and communicate informationOrganise and communicate information Elective
MEM16007A - Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environmentWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Elective
MEM16008A - Interact with computing technologyInteract with computing technology Elective
MEM30031A - Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elementsOperate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements Elective
MEM30033A - Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D modelsUse computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models Elective
MSL974003 - Perform chemical tests and proceduresPerform chemical tests and procedures Elective
MSL974005 - Perform physical testsPerform physical tests Elective
MSL974010 - Perform mechanical testsPerform mechanical tests 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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Raw Material Manufacturing,Manufacturing Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Polymer Production Technician,Polymer Product Development Technician 

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 421 Diploma 22/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB50107 Diploma of Polymer Technology.

Qualification Description

The PMB50116 Diploma of Polymer Technology is intended for technologists and those in similar paraprofessional roles in the plastics, rubber and cablemaking sectors.

The technologist will apply in-depth knowledge of materials, process, equipment and problem solving to analyse performance and failure in equipment and products and to assist in the development of new/modified products. They are not required to be competent to operate production equipment but will understand the principles behind the relevant production and support processes.

The technologist may be largely based in a laboratory or office but may conduct some of their work in or through the shop floor.

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 MSS50316 Diploma of 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

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB50107 Diploma of Polymer Technology.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the PMB50116 Diploma of Polymer Technology, competency must be achieved in seventeen  (17 ) units of competency:

  • four  (4 ) core units of competency
  • thirteen  (13 ) elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • a minimum of eight  (8 ) units from Group A and B, with a minimum of four  (4 ) units from Group A
  • the remainder of units may be chosen from Groups A, B and C, to bring the total number of electives to thirteen  (13 ).

Up to three  (3 ) 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 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 

Prerequisites 

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMWHS200

Work safely

MSMSUP300

Identify and apply process improvements

*

MSMSUP390

Use structured problem solving tools

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

PMBTECH501

Analyse equipment performance

*

PMBTECH502

Review and analyse production trials and specify retrials

*

PMBTECH503

Determine rheology and output of plastics materials from processing equipment

*

PMBTECH504

Determine heat transfer loads for processing equipment

PMBTECH505

Choose polymer materials for an application

*

PMBTECH506

Analyse the design of products and tools

*

PMBTECH507

Develop fibre composite products using cored- laminate techniques

*

PMBTECH508

Develop a new compound

PMBTECH509

Modify an existing product

PMBTECH510

Analyse failure in polymeric materials

A maximum of two  (2 ) units may be chosen from the units in Group A of the PMB60116 Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology.

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSMWHS400

Contribute to WHS management system

*

MSMWHS401

Assess risk

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

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974005

Perform physical tests

MSL974010

Perform mechanical tests

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

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEM09003B

Prepare basic engineering drawing

*

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30031A

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

MEM30033A

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

*

MSS403002

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS404052

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS405020

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSS405021

Develop a Just in Time system

MSS405030

Optimise cost of product or service

MSS405031

Undertake value analysis of product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS405050

Determine and improve process capability

*

MSS405070

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

MSS015002

Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSMSUP383

Facilitate a team

MSMSUP400

Develop and monitor quality systems

PSPPM502B

Manage complex projects

Up to three  (3 ) relevant units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available for inclusion in a Diploma.

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMB50107 Diploma of Polymer Technology.

Links

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

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