Summary

Who
The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
A review of PMA 30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations to restructure it into a number of specialisations.

The numbers
• 1 revised qualification*
• 15 new units of competency.
*This includes only qualifications undergoing active review. Further qualifications may be affected by unit code and title changes.

When
• Public consultation dates have not yet been set.
• This project is scheduled for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Why
To ensure specialisations within this qualification appropriately reflect job role requirements.

How
IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology
Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

What’s the latest?
January 2020: Stage 2 production work has commenced.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to support the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to undertake Stage 2 of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining 2017 Project.

Review work and consultation for this project identified that industry required a restructure of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations to integrate a number of specialisations into the qualification. Although attempts were made to draft the specialisations, it became clear that the specialisations would require the development of an estimated further 15 new units of competency to address the identified skills gaps. These new units of competency were considered through the WA LNG Jobs Taskforce. This taskforce was established in 2019 by the Government of Western Australia to establish the state as an LNG hub, with industry and government working collaboratively to maximise the benefits that flow from the local LNG industry.

To allow sufficient time for this development work to be undertaken with industry support, IBSA Manufacturing sought and was granted a project variation to take a staged approach to the work. This meant that the work was split into two stages. Stage 1 contained a reduced number of units in line with the development work completed to date (submitted December 2019); the remaining work will progress as Stage 2. View Stage 1 here.


Progress Updates

January 2020
Stage 2 production work has started; public consultation dates will be circulated shortly.

Previous Updates

March 2019
The new Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met on 18 February to discuss the industry requirements for PMA30116 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations. A number of draft units were considered, including proposed new units. The agreed approach will provide a foundation for the redevelopment of remaining units. Specialisations have been proposed for the qualification and will be further considered by the TAC. Draft 1 components are scheduled to be available in April.

December 2018
This project will now focus on the review of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations, and associated units. A TAC is being reconvened and will comprise nominated individuals who have significant expertise and knowledge of the industry. The TAC is scheduled to meet in February 2019.

May 2018
The LNG sector is progressing its analysis of required skills and knowledge for operators, mainly at Certificate III and IV levels. It is expected that outcomes from this industry project can closely align with the review of the PMA qualifications and units of competency. IBSA Manufacturing will continue to work with the LNG sector, as well as stakeholders in the chemicals and refining sectors, to ensure revised training package components align with industry objectives.

December 2017
IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC) established a TAC which met for the first time in late August. The TAC operates under the direction of the IRC and comprises of organisations and nominated individuals who have significant expertise and knowledge working within the industry. Draft training package components are scheduled to be available for public comment in early 2018.

October 2017
The TAC has been established and will operate under the direction of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC).
The TAC is comprised of organisations and nominated individuals who have significant expertise and knowledge working within the industry. It will provide specific subject matter advice and technical expertise for the development and review of the training package components. The first TAC meeting to identify changes in job roles and assist in the functional and task analysis of current and future job roles in the sector was held in August. At this meeting, it was recommended that work be delayed to consider the outcomes of a current industry project.

The industry project will provide a job role analysis for workers in the oil and gas sector, and outcomes will inform and provide significant insight for further training package development. This request was supported by the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicles and Laboratory IRC and the project timelines have been extended to September 2018.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), established a technical advisory committee (TAC) to provide subject-matter advice and technical expertise for developing and reviewing training package components for each of the segments in this project. The TAC operates under the direction of the IRC and comprises organisations and nominated individuals with significant expertise and knowledge within the industry.

This project follows the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

This project will be submitted to the AISC in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Key Dates

Public consultation dates will be communicated once known.

This project will be submitted to the AISC in the fourth quarter of 2020.


Staying in Touch

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

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