PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

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Course description

Work at factories and processing plants as a qualified plant technician with the Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology (PMA40116). This nationally recognised training course is completed in the classroom and formalises your existing knowledge of processing plant operations. The course covers work health and safety, carrying out machine shutdowns and isolation, using computerised technology and data systems, plus optimising processing plant operations. Choose electives that support your actual job role: monitoring and controlling work permits, leadership and job-coaching, preventative maintenance, remote operations.

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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 Operator$1,550 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Plant Supervisor$1,450 weekly pay
Plant Manager$1,450 weekly pay
Driller$1,650 weekly pay
Drilling Supervisor$1,750 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology. 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 PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology 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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This course provider offers the PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology:

TAFE Queensland
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