PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

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Course description

Work as a process operator or technician at factories, power and processing plants with the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations (PMA30116). This nationally recognised qualification has a technical focus and you’ll graduate with a range of skills directly related to your actual job role. The course includes: workplace safety, communication, and sustainability as well as job specific electives — confined spaces, workplace records and permits, machine and equipment maintenance, IT and data systems, piplelines and plant schematics, vehicle operation.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

3 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Plant Technician$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Plant Operator$1,550 weekly pay
Plant Supervisor$1,450 weekly pay
Plant Manager$1,450 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments 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. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

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.

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TAFE Queensland
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