The Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining industry comprises three discrete areas within the manufacturing industry:
- Chemical processing and products
- Oil refining
Although the three areas operate in a largely independent manner, there is sufficient commonality to incorporate the three sectors into one consolidated national Training Package.
Manufacturing Learning has developed a nationally recognised training package that offers a comprehensive range of skill sets across the relevant industry. Recently a suite of nine competencies has been added to cover aluminium smelting, and these units can be used in most of the qualifications in PMA02.
The endorsed component of the Training Package is a 2 volume set, comprising the units of competency, the qualifications framework and the assessment guidelines. This is a comprehensive package providing the building blocks and framework for the national qualifications.
A unit of competency describes the standard of skills and knowledge required for an aspect of a job.
The PMA02 Training Package offers the opportunity to develop specialised skills to meet a company or a trainee's needs while providing a recognised set of skills that are transferable across the industry.
Training can be done on or off the job; it takes into account new developments in your workplace through the ease of customisation of the competency standards.
The PMA02 Training Package is currently being reviewed and Manufacturing Learning is seeking input from organisations who have used the package or who have constructive suggestions for improvements to the package.
The qualifications are delivered by TAFE and private training providers, and can be tailored to meet your organisation’s needs.