The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, undertook Stage 1 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 the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in December 2019. The remaining work is progressing as Stage 2 (view Stage 2 here).

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

Current status

The Case for Endorsement for Stage 1 of the project has been endorsed by the COAG Skills Council. The new and revised PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package components will be published on the National Register of VET,, when Stage 2 of the project is endorsed. Stage 2 is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2020.

Why we are reviewing it

The project (Stages 1 and 2) is a restructure of the Certificate III in Process Plant Operations to integrate a number of specialisations. The aim of the upgrade is to better align the qualification with the LNG (liquefied natural gas) Framework to match industry requirements, maximise training outcomes and fill critical skills gaps.

What we reviewed in Stage 1

  • Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • 27 existing units
  • 5 new units in the elective bank.

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]