MSM20116 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing

Are you curious about manufacturing processes, systems and technology? Start your career in manufacturing, one of the largest sectors in Australia, with our Nationally Recognised Qualification in MSM20116 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing.

This course will provide you with skills and knowledge to take vital production support roles directly related to producing products and valuable transferrable skills like problem solving, critical thinking, quality control analysis.

This qualification has been developed for use across the three process manufacturing sectors:

  • chemical, hydrocarbons and refining
  • plastics, rubber and cable making
  • manufactured mineral products



for Chemical Plant Workers

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements listed in the training package for this qualification. It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Students are required to; be at least 16 years of age (students under 18 years of age will need a parent or guardian to approve their enrolment).

Recommended Course Structure

To successfully complete this qualification, you require fourteen (14) units of competency. These 14 units are comprised of three (3) core unit which is compulsory and eleven (11) elective units.

Core Units

  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 Work safely
  • MSMSUP210 Process and record information

Elective Units

  • MSTGN3009 Coordinate work of team or section
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/handheld operations
  • MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MSMOPS102 Perform tasks to support production
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER201 Monitor and control work permits
  • MSMSUP230 Monitor process operations
  • MSMSUP240 Undertake minor maintenance
  • MSS402040 Apply 5S procedures
  • MSS402051 Apply quality standards
  • MSS402083 Use planning software systems in operations

Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this Nationally Recognised Qualification, you will be competent in skills required to work as:

  • Process Plant Operator (Support)
  • Production Assistant (Manufacturing)
  • Chemical Plant Worker
  • Cement and Concrete Plant Worker
  • Rubber Plant Worker

Qualification Pathways

This qualification will also offer a pathway into other courses including:






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  • Industry Experienced Trainers

  • Job Ready Skills Training

  • Dedicated Support and Guidance

  • Government Funding

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Student Testimonials

"I found everyone to be very patient and professional with me from the beginning until the end of the enrollment process. Thank you for everything!!! Excellent institution!!"


Certificate III in Process Manufacturing

“I feel so lucky to have found this college, the course is perfect to suit my lifestyle and what I want to achieve for my career. Very professional service, absolutely fantastic.”


Certificate III in Retail Services

I was very happy with the way the teacher walked through the course and made it easy to understand. The course was simple but effective and the homework was easy to do because it was exactly what was taught.

Ethan Ross

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

“They did amazing at teaching me what I needed to learn. They made everything easy to interpret and understand, encouraging me to be the best I can be with the knowledge they helped me learn.”

Paulo Campos

FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing

“The course content is amazing, really constructive towards employment. I found it knowledgeable, interesting and fun. The teaching staff are wonderful people who know their craft, and are responsive towards clients who need that little bit of extra support.”

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