MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Process Manufacturing is an entry-level qualification for students seeking manufacturing work on a production floor as part of a team. The course delivers hands-on skills that focus on personal safety; working to quality standards and a production schedule; picking and processing orders; preparing documentation and inventory reports. Click for the complete lesson plan as well as enrolment and funding requirements.


Nationally recognised training

Average duration

12 months

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Control Precision

Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.


Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.


Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Production Worker$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Plant Operator$1,550 weekly pay
Production Manager$1,150 weekly pay
Operations Officer$1,150 weekly pay
Plant Supervisor$1,450 weekly pay
Plant Manager$1,450 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Perform basic statistical quality control

This unit covers taking samples and applying a statistical process to monitor production. This unit applies to the collation and interpretation of statistical data in the context of statistical quality control, for example, tally, run or control charts. Uncontrolled variations are reported to appropriate authority.

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area. This unit applies to operators and team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Process and record information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process information and respond to the information requirements of own job, including the completion of workplace documents, and clearly and concisely providing relevant information to others. This unit applies to personnel who are required to identify routine information requirements, access and process information, provide workplace and technical information within their area of expertise and complete workplace documentation. Information will be conveyed orally and in writing.

Work safely

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. This includes identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.

Apply quality standards

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units. This unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.

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Government Funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in. There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

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Benefits of Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

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