PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National code: PMA50116 | WA course code: BAN5 | CRICOS code: 092174E

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology

About this course

If you have an interest in working in the process industry or progressing to university to do chemical, mining or process engineering then PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology will help you gain the skills to advance your career in this booming industry.

This technical based course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to undertake projects such as plant design and process plant operations. During your studies you will also learn about engineering principles, how to manage plant modifications, understanding energy and mass balances and managing risk management and safety cases, either individually or as part of a project team.

You will develop the ability to analyse product failures, plant performance and equipment along with the specialised knowledge needed to contribute and assist in the development of new products. This course can open up a range of possibilities in a range of industries such as chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons, emerging battery technology processing and refining.

South Metropolitan TAFE delivers this course at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) Centre which is located at the Munster campus. This is a world-class, specialist training facility featuring a fully operational oil and gas facility and process plant. You will experience hands-on, practical training in a real-life industry setting.

You can also continue into PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology for a further 6 months.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a demonstrated proficiency in Maths at Year 11 level.

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Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Technologist
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