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September 2019: Public Consultation now open, seeking your feedback

Draft two training package components for the Chemicals, Hydrocarbons and Refining 2017 Project are currently available for comment until Tuesday 1 October 2019.

The Discussion Paper provides key information about proposed changes and should be reviewed prior to providing feedback on the draft training package components.

Draft Training Package components

Existing units of competency

This project has focused on the review and update of 27 existing PMA coded units. These units have been selected by industry as priority units for review and updating in relation to the current job role requirements at Certificate III level. The updated units have been split into:

The equipment units adopt a similar element and performance criteria structure with different content relating to the specific requirements for the piece of equipment. Non-equipment units have a unique element and performance criteria structure tailored to the requirements of the task. Further detail on changes is outlined in the consultation paper.

New units of competency

Five new units have been developed for inclusion in the Certificate III:

Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

The Certificate III in Process Plant Operations is the focus of this review project. The only changes to the qualification will be the updates to the codes and titles of the 27 existing units of competency, and inclusion of the 5 new units of competency in the elective bank.

It is proposed that further work on the Certificate III could occur in 2020, should a Case for Change be approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). This second stage will consider the inclusion of specialisations for the qualification as well as developing an additional suite of new units of competency for the Certificate III.

Providing Feedback
Feedback should be emailed to [email protected] by Tuesday 1 October 2019. Draft training package components have been provided in word to enable changes to be marked up.

Please note, it is just as important for us to receive feedback telling us you agree with the proposed changes as it is to provide feedback with suggested changes.

All feedback will be considered by the industry experts to inform the final draft.


July 2019: Consultation

Consultation for Draft 1 training package components for the Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Project ended on 1 July 2019.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment.

All feedback will be considered by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Round 2 public consultation will be made available in August 2019.


March 2019

The new 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 redevelopment of remaining units. Specialisations have been proposed for the qualification which 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 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is being reconvened and will comprise of nominated individuals whom have significant expertise and knowledge of the industry. The TAC is scheduled to meet in February 2019.

Project update 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 to 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.

Project update December 2017

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC) established a technical advisory committee (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 whom have significant expertise and knowledge working within the industry.

Draft training package components are scheduled to be available for public comment in early 2018.

Project update October 2017

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been established and will operate under the direction of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee(IRC).

Membership of the TAC is comprised of organisations and nominated individuals whom have significant expertise and knowledge working within the industry, and 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.

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