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What will I learn?

If you have an interest in working in the process industry or progressing to university to do chemical, mining or process engineering then PMA50116 Diploma of Process Plant Technology will help you gain the skills to advance your career in this booming industry.

This technical based course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to undertake projects such as plant design and process plant operations. During your studies you will also learn about engineering principles, how to manage plant modifications, understanding energy and mass balances and managing risk management and safety cases, either individually or as part of a project team.

You will develop the ability to analyse product failures, plant performance and equipment along with the specialised knowledge needed to contribute and assist in the development of new products. This course can open up a range of possibilities in a range of industries such as chemical, oil and gas, hydrocarbons, emerging battery technology processing and refining.

South Metropolitan TAFE delivers this course at the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) Centre which is located at the Munster campus. This is a world-class, specialist training facility featuring a fully operational oil and gas facility and process plant. You will experience hands-on, practical training in a real-life industry setting.

You can also continue into PMA60116 Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology for a further 6 months.



Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
AUD $7,500 per semester, Resource fee: AUD $490

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

30 January 2023, 17 July 2023


Munster Campus (South Metropolitan TAFE)

9 Gardiner Avenue,


Western Australia,

6166, ROCKINGHAM, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a pass in Year 11 Maths is required for entry into this course.

IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0; TOEFL 55 (iBT); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Minimum Level 43; Password score of 5.5; Eiken Grade Pre 1; Successful completion of at least 2 years of study at an acceptable grade in an English medium course completed within the previous 2 years OR GCE O Levels English with 'C'; 'A' or 'B' in Malaysian SPM English or 'C' in 1119 English; Kenyan KCSE English 'C'; International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum of 3 in English A1 or A2; Completion of the Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE); Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Upper Intermediate Level or equivalent at North Metropolitan TAFE or a recognized English college.


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