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.


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 Skills Committee. Release 2.0 of the PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 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

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]