The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is undertaking a review to update the PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package components to address overly broad qualifications that do not meet industry needs.

Refer to the Case for Change for more information on the training package components being modified as well as the research undertaken to support this project.


Public consultation for Draft 2 closed

Public consultation on Draft 2 of the training package components ran from 29 June to 10 July 2020 and is now closed. All feedback will now be reviewed.

When ready, the draft Case for Endorsement, PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide will be sent to the State Training Authorities (STAs) and Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) for their feedback.

Why we are reviewing it

This project will identify the skills and knowledge requirements to support contemporary job roles in the polymers industry. Feedback suggests that the current qualifications are too broad, without industry-specific skills, and contain redundant electives.

What we are reviewing

  • 5 qualifications:*
    • PMB20116 Certificate II in Polymer Processing
    • PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing
    • PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
    • PMB50116 Diploma of Polymer Technology
    • PMB60116 Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • 178 units of competency.

Governance and methodology

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:
Mark Shaddock | Industry Engagement Partner
P: 0499 599 298 | E: [email protected]