Certificate III in Process Manufacturing - MSM30116


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

The MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing provides the competencies required by advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They would undertake more advanced roles than workers with a Certificate II in Process Manufacturing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.This qualification is designed for use across the three process manufacturing sectors:chemical, hydrocarbons and oil refining plastics, rubber and cablemaking manufactured mineral products.It includes the same range of electives, but with different packaging rules to provide a qualification for workers unable to meet the technical requirements of PMA, PMB or PMC.This qualification covers:production support workers - people working in manufacturing and filling the vital production support roles but who may not have the opportunity to develop competency in sufficient technical units related directly to producing productsemployees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or 'specialised processes' and elsewhere when required.


  • 21 units: 4 core
  • 17 elective


  • Monitor and control work permits
  • Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
  • Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Perform basic tests
  • Pick and process order
  • Identify and minimise environmental hazards
  • Control the risks of falls
  • Control minor incidents
  • Conduct hazard analysis
  • Cut polymer materials
  • Follow emergency response procedures
  • Follow WHS procedures
  • Sustain process improvements
  • Undertake first response to fire incidents
  • Sample and test materials and product
  • Apply workplace context to own job
  • Gas test atmospheres
  • Identify and apply process improvements
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Lay out and cut materials
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Perform inspection
  • Transfer loads
  • Use organisation computers or data systems
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Operate a forklift
  • Process and record information
  • Monitor process operations
  • Produce basic engineering detail drawings
  • Treat corrosion
  • Undertake minor maintenance
  • Use hand tools
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Monitor process capability
  • Use planning software systems in operations
  • Perform tasks to support production
  • Perform production packaging
  • Pack products or materials
  • Administer inventory procedures
  • Identify equipment faults
  • Set assembly stations
  • Fabricate polymer products
  • Use improvement processes in team activities
  • Facilitate a team
  • Coordinate work of team or section
  • Maintain and organise workplace records
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Use equipment
  • Observe permit work
  • Work in a team
  • Shift materials safely by hand
  • Develop and adjust a production schedule
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Work safely
  • Apply quick changeover procedures
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Enter confined space
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Handle goods
  • Organise on-site work
  • Apply 5S procedures
  • Issue work permits
  • Achieve work outcomes
  • Make measurements
  • Contribute to the development of workplace documentation
  • Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • Operate equipment
  • Provide first aid
  • Clean workplace or equipment
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Manage conflict at work
  • Facilitate the implementation of WHS for a work group
  • Participate in continuous improvement
  • Apply Just in Time procedures
  • Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Undertake first response to non-fire incidents
  • Apply quality standards
  • Apply HACCP to the workplace

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Campus No
  • Part-time : 53 weeks

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