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Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA50116 | State ID: BAN5

This qualification is aimed at both professionals with experience working in the oil & gas and process plant technology industry looking to advance their career, and students without industry experience who would like a University qualification in Engineering.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually, or as part of a project team. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

The course is designed to qualify graduates to move into management roles.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Career outcomes within the oil & gas industry include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), while other roles in the resource sector include Superintendent, Advanced Engineering Tradesperson, Project Analyst, Project Coordinator and more.

Further Study Option(s)

Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Munster

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Munster One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

National ID: PMA20116 | State ID: BAN1

Kick start your career in process plant operations! Our Certificate II in Process Plant Operations offers students exposure to the fundamentals of process plant operations. You will learn to use and operate production equipment to directly produce particular materials and substances. 

This course forms part of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package (PMA16) and offers a number of specialist unit streams. It is typically used to prepare new employees or develop existing workers performing an operational role in the following chemical, hydrocarbons or refining sectors.

  • fine chemicals
  • heavy chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • hydrocarbon extraction
  • hydrocarbon transmission
  • hydrocarbon processing/refining
  • minerals processing/refining
  • metalliferous processing/refining
  • metals smelting/processing
  • other related areas

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Specialised facility at Munster Campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art engineering building at Munster campus, featuring a real-life operating plant, an attached control room and technical engineering workshop rooms. 

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations, Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology, Diploma of Process Plant Technology and Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Munster

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Munster One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA60116 | State ID: BAM9

The Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA60116 is an advanced post-trade qualification for industry professionals looking to advance their career standing and/or take on further education at a university level.

It is a technical qualification for technologists or para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications either individually or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate and diploma qualifications or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

The course is competency-based, which requires those undertaking the training to prove competence by completing practical assessments in the work place, as well as showing theoretical competence.

The Advanced Diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia, the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in the nation. It is eligible for advanced standing at Edith Cowan University (1.5 years) or Curtin University (1 year).

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Career outcomes include Person in Charge (PIC) and Offshore Installation Manager (OIM).

Further Study Option(s)

University

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Munster

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Munster Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Surveying

Surveying is well suited to those who enjoy a mix of working indoors and outdoors, have good organisational and mathematical skills and enjoy problem solving.  You will be physically and intellectually involved in your work. You will be joining a high tech industry with a current shortage of workers and strong employment prospects.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

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Fabrication

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Process Plant Operations/Technology

Gain practical skills and knowledge to participate in planning and managing plant shutdowns and taking a leading role in the establishment of systems intended to prevent or enable responses to incidents or emergencies. Learn about safety case preparation, incident response management, plant documentation and environmental impacts of the process.

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Mining

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Mechanical

Comprises trade training as machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plating and plant mechanic where you’ll learn practical skills to make and repair machines, parts and tools.

Machinists are responsible for the maintenance, repair and manufacture of metal products and machinery. Machinists use a variety of equipment to create new and replacement parts. Study pathways encompass a variety of streams and specialities, including fitting and machining, fluid power and computer numerical control (CNC).

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Engineering

Prepares you for work in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture operations, and maintenance. These qualifications encompass areas such as fluid power, PLC programming, tuning of multi-loop cascade controls, CAD/CAM, and hydraulic and pneumatic processes.

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