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 15 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent; and
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ACSF 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
CPPCLO2032 Plan basic cleaning activities Cluster 1 
CPPCLO3045 Clean high-touch surfaces  Cluster 1
MSMSUP101 Clean workplace or equipment  Cluster 1
CPPCLO3011 Clean using environmentally sustainable work practices  Cluster 1
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices  Cluster 1
MSMWHS200 Work safely  Cluster 2
MSMWHS300 Facilitate the implementation of WHS for a work group  Cluster 2
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures  Cluster 2
MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures  Cluster 2
PMBHAN103 Shift materials safely by hand  Cluster 2
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information  Cluster 3
MSMSUP382 Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace  Cluster 3
MSMSUP383 Facilitate a team  Cluster 3
TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock control  Cluster 3
MSMOPS101 Make measurements  Cluster 4
MEM15004B Perform inspection  Cluster 4
MSMSUP210 Process and record information  Cluster 4
MSMSUP291 Participate in continuous improvement  Cluster 4
MSMSUP303 Identify equipment faults  Cluster 4
MSS402051 Apply quality standards  Cluster 4
MSS402040 Apply 5S procedures Individual Unit


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.

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