PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

Develop specialised skills in process plant problem solving with this technical qualification. This course is perfect for advanced operators and technicians wanting to become a qualified process plant technician.

Demand for process plant operators in Australia remains steady with up to 10,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Opportunities continue as companies require workers with the technical skills to operate CSG, LNG, and hydrocarbons plant and equipment.

Depending on your electives, this course will teach you how to manage plant shutdown and restart, control minor incidents, interpret process plant schematics, and participate in continuous improvement. You may also gain specialist skills in well management, gas turbines, electrical power, and pumping, valve, pipeline, and compressor systems. Our industry experienced teachers will provide you with the one-on-one support you need to succeed.

Complete this course to open up a range of possibilities in chemical, emergency support, CSG, hydrocarbons extraction, hydrocarbons transmission, and LNG as a qualified plant technician. You can also take your understanding and skills to the next level with further studies in this area.

Study mode

On Campus

Course duration

3 months


776 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm Queensland 4009

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 TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training

The PMA40116 Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment Options

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About This Provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275