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Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking PMB

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications apply to cablemaking, composites, plastics and rubber manufacturing areas of work.

‘Manufacturing’, ’Metal and Engineering’ and ’Sustainability’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the PMB (release 1) Training Package.

The Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package PMB (release 1) includes five qualifications.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

PMB20116 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing

Suitable for operators of production equipment or those in similar roles to directly produce products. They will be able to operate production equipment within defined specifications and procedures and carry out a range of support functions. The operator will be able to apply technical and procedural knowledge to a defined range of situations and activities.

PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing

This qualification is intended for advanced operators who use production equipment to directly produce products. They will be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed skills to undertake advanced operations and exercise judgement in areas such as start-up and shutdown procedures and quality assurance. They will also be able to apply their knowledge to anticipate problems and to solve a range of routine and non-routine problems using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution or do not have a solution recorded in the procedures.

PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology

Suitable for senior operators and polymer technicians who may be process-based and directly involved in production or they may be based elsewhere, for example, in a laboratory, although they will typically still have functions on the production floor. They will be able to apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed operations skills in situations that require autonomy, discretion and judgement, such as product and process improvements and trialling. And, they are able to solve complex problems which require in depth theoretical knowledge combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment.

PMB50116 - Diploma of Polymer Technology

Appropriate for technologists and those in similar paraprofessional roles in the plastics, rubber and cablemaking sectors. They will apply in-depth knowledge of materials, process, equipment and problem solving to analyse performance and failure in equipment and products and to assist in the development of new/modified products. They are not required to be competent to operate production equipment but will understand the principles behind the relevant production and support processes.

PMB60116 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology

This qualification is intended for advanced technologists, technical experts and those in similar paraprofessional roles in the plastics, rubber and cablemaking sectors. The advanced technologist will apply significant depth and breadth of theoretical polymer, product and process knowledge to develop new products and tools. The technologist may also have some supervisory responsibilities. They are not required to be competent to operate production equipment but will understand the principles behind the relevant production and support processes

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PMB20116 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing, Process Technician - Composites
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A A T * T
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing, Process Technician - Cable Making
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T T * T
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing, Process Technician – Injection Moulding
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T T * T
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing, Process Technician – Heavy off-the-road Tyre Repair
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T * T
PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology , Injection Moulding Technician
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A T A T * T
PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology , Polymer Technician
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T * T
PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology , Senior Operator (Heavy off-the-road Tyre Repair)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A T A T * T
PMB50116 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
PMB60116 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PMB20116 - Certificate II in Polymer Processing
Availability
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
Availability
PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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