The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is currently undertaking Stage 2 of the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 2017 Project.

With industry support, IBSA Manufacturing sought and was granted a project variation to take a staged approach to the project to allow sufficient time for all development work. Stage 1 was submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in December 2019 (view Stage 1 here). The remaining work is progressing as Stage 2.

Refer to the Case for Change for more information on the training package components to be modified, and the research undertaken to support this project.


project milestones

Project endorsed by Ministers (COAG Skills Council)

The Case for Endorsement, Companion Volume Implementation Guide and Project Components have received endorsement from the AISC and the COAG Skills Council. Release 2.0 of the PMA Chemicals, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package is now available on the National Register of VET,
Thank you to the industry experts and the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory IRC who gave so freely of their time to shape the changes. Thank you also to all stakeholders who provided comment throughout the project.

Why we are reviewing it

Our review work and consultation identified that the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations needed restructuring to integrate a number of specialisations. As work progressed, it became clear that the specialisations required 15 new units of competency to address identified skills gaps. The new units were considered through Western Australia’s LNG (liquefied natural gas) Jobs Taskforce, which was established in 2019 by the state government to maximise the benefits flowing from the local LNG industry.

What we are reviewing

  • 15 new units of competency
  • Certificate III in Process Plant Operations.

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]