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Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry PPM

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications apply to papermaking operations and pulping operations areas of work.

‘Forest and Forest Products’ and ‘Printing and Graphic Arts’ 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 PPM (release 1) Training Package.
 
The Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industries Training Package PPM (release 1) includes seven 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

FPP20110 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations

This is an entry level qualification in pulping operations such as steam generation, waste paper, chemical recovery and pulping.

FPP20210 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations

This entry level qualification in papermaking operations such as warehouse assistant.

PPM20116 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations

Suitable training for individuals who perform production support roles in a pulping operation. It covers skills for providing operations support, mainly through monitoring and controlling pulping and ancillary equipment and processes, and will reflect the duties of a Production Support employee in one or more of the following areas: Hydrapulping; pulping machine operations; machine operations; pulp handling; bale handling; fibre preparation; stock preparation.

PPM20216 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations

Appropriate training for individuals who perform production support roles in a papermaking operation. It focuses on skills for providing operations support, mainly through monitoring and controlling papermaking and ancillary equipment and processes, and will reflect the duties of a Production Support employee in one or more of the following areas: Machine operation; fibre preparation; stock preparation; winding operations; dryer operation; bale handling; folder operation; rewinding operations; wrapping machine operations; plant support; wet end support; dry end support; paper products machine operations.

FPP30110 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations

This qualification covers supervisory training and performance of a broad range of tasks in pulp operations.

FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations

This qualification covers supervisory training and performance of a broad range of tasks in papermaking operations.

PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations

Suitable for those who perform production roles in a pulping operation. A key focus of the qualification is on skills for performing production operations, mainly through start-up & shut down of pulping and ancillary equipment and processes, and will reflect the duties of a production employee or technician in one or more of the following areas:Pulping operations; waste paper recycling; primary resources; stock preparation and handling; fibre preparation.

PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations

Suitable for those who perform production roles in a papermaking operation. The key focus is on skills for performing production operations, mainly through start-up & shut down of papermaking and ancillary equipment and processes, and will reflect the duties of a production employee or technician in one or more of the following areas: Stock preparation and handling; fibre preparation; wet end operations; dry end operations; finishing and converting; coating systems operator; winder/reel and roll operations; packaging/folding; dry end testing.

FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations

This qualification covers supervisory training and performance of a broad range of complex tasks in the pulping sector.

FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations

This qualification covers supervisory training and performance of a broad range of complex tasks in the papermaking sector.

PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations

Suitable for those who perform high level technical production roles in a pulping operation. It covers skills for troubleshooting and rectifying production pulping production processes, and will reflect the duties of a senior operator/technician or production specialist in one or more of the following areas: Pulping operations; waste paper recycling; primary resources operations; stock preparation and handling; fibre preparation.

PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations

This qualification is suited to those who perform high level technical production roles in a papermaking operation. The key focus is on skills for troubleshooting and rectifying production papermaking production processes, and will reflect the duties of a senior operator/technician or production specialist in one or more of the following areas: Fibre/stock preparation and handling; wet end operations; dry end operations; coated paper treatments; finishing and converting; winding and rewinding; quality testing,

FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management

This qualification is suited to senior production positions such as a production and/or manufacturing manager in a pulp and paper processing plant.

PPM50116 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of individuals who manage or oversee pulping/papermaking operations or perform related complex functional specialisations. It focuses on skills for line supervision/management of personnel, management of operations or other senior technical specialisations including:line supervisor; support operations coordinator; quality assurance specialist; sustainability coordinator/manager; project coordinator/ manager; training coordinator. 

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
FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 10 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
FPP20110 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FPP20210 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PPM20116 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
PPM20216 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
FPP30110 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PPM50116 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * 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
FPP20110 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations
Availability
FPP20210 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
Availability
PPM20116 - Certificate II in Pulping Operations
Availability
PPM20216 - Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
Availability
FPP30110 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
Availability
FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
Availability
PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
Availability
PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
Availability
FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
Availability
FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
Availability
FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
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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