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MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

Certificate III in Process Manufacturing, this qualification  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.

Potential Careers

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Manufacturing Process Operator
  • Process Support Operator

Entry Requirements

There are no designated entry requirements for this course.

Admission Requirements

Student must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent; and
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ASCF Level 2.

Course Structure

To successfully complete this qualification, you require 21 units of competence. These 21 units are comprised of core units which are compulsory and 17 elective units.

The units of competence shown below have been selected by Formation Training based on the course purpose.

Unit Code Unit Title
MSMENVV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS100 Follow occupational health and safety procedures
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response guidelines
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMWHS300 Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group
PMBHAN103 Shift materials safely by hand
MSMSUP100 Apply workplace procedures
MSMSUP101 Clean workplace or equipment
MSMOPS102 Perform tasks to support production
MSMOPS200 Operate equipment
MEM15004B Perform inspection
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM15003B Use improvement processes in team activities
MSMSUP382 Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
MSMSUP383 Facilitate a team
MSMOPS101 Make measurements
MSMSUP210 Process and record information
MSMSUP291 Participate in continuous improvement
MSMSUP303 Identify equipment faults
MSS402040 Apply 5S procedures
MSS402051 Apply quality standards


Elective units selected provide a vocational focus for the qualification and are relevant to the qualification level, job role, work outcomes and local industry needs.

The course unit selection represents a reduced suite of elective unit options that have been selected and approved for delivery by Formation Training – this may not include the full elective unit suite of options available under the national qualification packaging rules.


It is anticipated that a person entering this program without any previous work experience would take:

  • 10 weeks full time theory and practical

Before being assessed as competent.


Please Contact Formation Training’s Administration Officer for Course Cost Detail:

Phone: 1300 889 134


Funding for this qualification is available for eligible students through the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government.

Please click here for more information on eligibility.

Related Occupations

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

Occupation Description
Manufacturing Process Operator
Manufacturing Process Operators ensure processes in the manufacturing industry are sustained. They apply competitive manufacturing practices, such as just-in-time (JIT) systems and six sigma techniques, to process operations.
Process Support Operator Process Support Operators transfer materials, organise logistics and materials, or lead emergency teams in the chemical and refining industry.

Source: myskills