Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Review Project

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Case for change

New science, technology and changing consumer preferences has seen changes to the types of skills required by the pulp and paper industry. In particular, the industry is increasingly moving towards bioenergy and biomass opportunities. It is also developing its capabilities to offer innovative alternatives to packaging and other products through recovered paper and de-inking processes. This will be the first time the training package will be fully reviewed to reflect changes in job requirements and specialisations since 2011.

  • A full review will ensure that qualifications, skill sets and units of competency:
  • are reflective of current industry needs,
  • represent changes to industry policy, and
  • include updated technology and manufacturing processes for emerging skills in areas such as biomanufacturing, paper recovery and de-inking, and the evolution of industry job roles.

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) approved this project, out of the 2020 Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast (see page 19).

The Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will oversee this project as part of their responsibility to support engagement with the sector, and to ensure the project meets industry stakeholder needs.

Skills Impact and ForestWorks will manage this project, consistent with the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download Project Proposal (see page 19)

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Project Plan

Pulp and paper manufacturing is an essential industry, providing vital products to households, offices, hospitals, food outlets and public buildings. The need for a skilled pulp and paper workforce in Australia has been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw record demand for products such as toilet paper, tissues, medical, sanitary and packaging products. Job roles and the type of products being manufactured have evolved over the past decade, as a result of new science, technology and consumer preferences. This project will undertake a full review of the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that make up the PPM Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package so they reflect current job roles, new technologies and processes and the current regulatory environment.

Sustainability is a key priority in the industry, with more re-use and recycling taking part in the production process. The industry is increasingly moving towards bioenergy and biomass opportunities, to extract maximum value from materials, reduce costs and largely eliminate waste. Opal Australian Paper and Visy are two examples of mills using biomass energy for their operations. Norske Skog has begun the production of Cyrene, which converts radiata pine sawdust to a green biosolvent. Developments in biomanufacturing are opening opportunities for new products and markets and creating new skills requirements.

Pulp and paper packaging products offer sustainable alternatives to other types of packaging and the science and technology in this area is expanding. The future is exciting, with developments in biodegradable packaging for liquids, such as handwash, sanitisers, detergent and shampoo. IndustryEdge reported a 11.5% increased supply of moulded-fibre products in the Australian economy, between March 2019 and March 2020. Pulp and paper may also offer solutions to an increasing demand for medical PPE. In 2020, a COVID-19 task force working out of BioPRIA at Monash University, in close alliance with APPITA, developed a medical gown made from laminated paper.

Industry will be closely consulted on the current and future skills requirements of job roles in the industry, so that new developments like bio-manufacturing and recovered paper processes are embedded in the national skills standards. This project will involve a full review of all job roles across the industry, so the unique skills requirements of each can be reflected in the national qualifications and skill standards, to support safe, effective, and consistent practices.

Training has taken place on the job in recent years, by in-house subject matter experts, often utilising the national training package to design activities. This project will also look at identifying some solutions to improve the usability of the training package and accessibility of training. Industry and registered training providers will be consulted about different models of training.

Project Scope

This project involves identifying and defining skills standards to meet current and future work practices in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry in Australia.

The project will undertake a full review of the PPM Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package. It will review seven qualifications and 80 units of competency, to consider whether they reflect existing industry requirements. Within this review, consideration will be given to whether the sector could be better supported by a reduced number of qualifications that allow greater specialisation through a larger bank of elective units.

Qualifications with specialisations in new technical streams, such as bioenergy, recovered paper and deinking may be developed to reflect modern job roles in the industry and offer learners more flexible training pathways.

 

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Relevant Occupations
  • Pulp and Paper Plant  Production Support Operators (pulp and bale handing, fibre preparation, hydrapulping, dryer operation, stock preparation, paper products, plant support, pulping machine operations)
  • Pulp and Paper Plant Operators and Technicians (pulping operations, wastepaper recycling, wet end, dry end, finishing and converting, chemical preparation, coated paper operations, electricity generation/turbine operator, steam generation/boiler operator, water services operator, chemical recovery operator)
  • Pulp and Paper Plant Senior Operators and Production Specialists (quality management, environmental/sustainability co-ordination, pulping and papermaking operations, electricity generation/turbine senior operator, steam generation/boiler senior operator, chemical recovery senior operator)
  • Pulp and Paper Plant Line Supervisor, Production Manager, Quality Assurance Specialist, Sustainability Coordinator/Manager, Training Coordinator

 

Timeline

September/October 2020
Initial scoping

November/December 2020
Workforce functional analysis

January/February 2021
Development of draft qualifications, skill sets and units

March/April 2021
Drafts available for broad consultation

June 2021
Validation of final drafts

July/August 2021
Finalisation of Training Package components
Independent Quality Assurance, and Edit and Equity review of Training Package components

September 2021
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

 

Project Team
Ruth GeldardIndustry Skills Standards Specialist, ForestWorksrgeldard@forestworks.com.au
Michelle ClaytonProject Manager – Industry Reference Committees, ForestWorksmclayton@forestworks.com.au
Sarah Fitzpatricksfitzpatrick@forestworks.com.au

 

Opportunities for stakeholder input

Stakeholder input is appreciated throughout the duration of this project. The documents will be drafted in consultation with Technical Experts and their networks. Opportunities to provide targeted feedback will occur when the draft materials are made available in March/April 2021, and again for validation of final drafts in June 2021. However, your feedback is welcomed at any time, and will help us in drafting the qualifications, skill set and units.

It is important that training provides a skilled and flexible workforce for the future. The qualifications, skill sets, and units need to reflect real work experience. So, if you work in the sector, we would appreciate your input and assistance.

Those working in areas of pulp and paper production and others with knowledge in this sector who are able to describe the skills and qualifications needed for this industry, are invited to engage with this project.

Please register your interest in project updates and consultation opportunities by following the newsletter subscription link. Alternatively, contact the project manager, Ruth Geldard on 0424068319 or rgeldard@forestworks.com.au.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Webinars will be held to replace the face-to-face consultation workshops Skills Impact would usually host around Australia.

 

Stakeholder Consultation Process

A list of key stakeholder organisations has been identified for this project based on their industry role, size or specialty. The project team will ensure contact is made with each of these organisations to seek their involvement and views on all draft skill sets and units. Consultation is not limited to the organisations on this list, they have simply been identified as the most, likely to have a key interest in the development and outcomes of this project

If you are aware of an organisation that you think should be involved, please contact the project team to ensure they are contacted by us.

Development

Australia’s pulp and paper manufacturing sector provides many essential products to households, offices, hospitals, food outlets and public buildings. Over the past decade, developments in science, technology and consumer preferences have had an impact on the sector, influencing job roles and the type of products being manufactured.

Sustainability is a key focus for the industry, with movement towards techniques to turn industrial waste into biomass, extracting maximum value from materials, reducing costs and largely eliminating waste. De-inking processes also provide the opportunity to use recovered paper for white-grade products such as newsprint, tissue and market pulp. Developments in this space are opening opportunities for new products and markets, creating new skills requirements.

Work is currently underway to undertake a full review of the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that make up the PPM Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package, so that they reflect evolving industry roles, skill requirements and regulations.

In recent years, training in pulp and paper manufacturing in Australia has been performed on the job by in-house subject matter experts, often utilising the national training package to design activities. Consultation throughout the project will focus on potential improvements to the usability and accessibility of the training package.

A working group made up of industry representatives from the sector met in November 2020 to provide input on the development of a revised qualification structure, new skills sets and updated units of competency. An additional working group meeting is planned for February 2021 to revise the existing skills standards and develop a strategy for industry to re-engage with the VET sector. Industry engagement has identified a strong preference for strategies that create partnerships between enterprises, an RTO and workplace trainers and assessors that will allow PPM qualifications and units of competency to be delivered via the national VET system.

Development outcomes and next steps

Broad stakeholder consultation is scheduled to commence in March 2021, when draft units, qualifications and skill sets will be made available for feedback on this webpage. Your input is welcome, please feel free to register your interest to keep informed of project updates and when draft materials are available for feedback by following the newsletter subscription link below.

 

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Drafts Available

Job roles in the pulp and paper manufacturing sector have changed over the past decade, as industry draws on the latest science and technology to innovate new products and adapt to consumer preferences. With sustainability a high priority, industry is turning towards bioenergy and biomass opportunities, to extract maximum value from facilities, processes and materials, reduce costs and eliminate waste. Developments in biodegradable packaging are also presenting exciting opportunities, with increasing demand for moulded-fibre products.

Those with experience in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry are invited to participate in this project, which will update qualifications, skill sets and units for this essential sector. This will support industry as it continues to provide vital products to households, offices, hospitals, food outlets and public buildings.

Thank you to everybody that provided feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that were made available for review and feedback from 18 March – 7 May 2021.

Seven qualifications, ten skill sets and 80 units of competency were revised and updated to reflect the evolution of industry job roles and skills needs since the last full review of the Training Package over ten years ago. Feedback was invited about whether these documents reflect the current skills requirements of job roles and activities in the pulp and paper industry.

Feedback was collected through the online feedback hub, phone, email and online consultation sessions. The drafts, including any comments made on the feedback hub, are still available for viewing below.

Feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which will become available for comment again, as part of the ‘Validation’ stage. A summary of the feedback and how it was addressed in the final drafts will also be available.

Overview of key changes

Engagement with industry stakeholders based in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales has provided support for a simplified qualification structure, combining each of the Certificate II, III and IV level qualifications to consolidate the number of qualifications from seven to four. The proposed new structure of one qualification at each of four AQF levels reflects the common skills across papermaking and pulping, while still addressing the full breadth of skills required for different job roles in a pulp or paper manufacturing facility. Each merged qualification covers core competencies in work health and safety, quality assurance and problem solving at the appropriate level. They also include specialist elective units to support skills in unique operations, such as pulping and chemical recovery, along with a general elective list of pulp and paper manufacturing units and imported units. The revised structure, alongside targeted consultation with registered training organisations (RTOs), aims to improve viability of training delivery and increase enrolments.

The units have been updated to consolidate common skills standards and reflect industry feedback that certain tasks associated with production processes are incorporated within the one role. Industry feedback to date has also supported the incorporation of emerging technologies associated with bio-processing, recovered paper and de-inking in current units and the creation of seven stand-alone new units of competency. Some units have been merged or replaced with cross-sector units to reduce the total number of units from 80 to 68.

Qualifications

This review proposes a structure which combines each of the Certificate II, III and IV level qualifications to consolidate the number of PPM qualifications from seven to four. In this structure, the Diploma level qualification will be retained but undergo a revision. The revised qualification structure captures core competencies of work health and safety, quality assurance and problem solving, as well as specialist skills for key operational areas in elective streams and a range of cross-sector units of competency.

New QualificationReplacesProposed New Structure Applies To…Link
Certificate II in Pulp and Paper OperationsPPM30116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations

and

PPM30216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations

Production support roles across a range of processing operations (pulping and papermaking).

Covers an overview of the industry: safety, quality, process flow, and equipment operation.

View draft qualification
Certificate III in Pulp and Paper OperationsPPM30116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations

and

PPM30216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
Operational roles in pulping or papermaking

Can be packaged as a general qualification or specialise in pulp or papermaking operations.

Pulping operations stream covers waste-paper recycling, primary resources; stock preparation and handling, and fibre preparation.

Papermaking operations stream covers wet and dry end operations, finishing and converting, winder/reel and roll operations, packaging/folding; dry end testing.

View draft qualification
Certificate IV in Pulp and Paper OperationsPPM30116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations

and

PPM30216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations

High level technical production roles across a broad range of pulping or papermaking operations.

Reflects the duties of a senior operator or technician or production specialist providing complex technical advice and support to a team.

View draft qualification
Diploma of Pulp and Paper Operations Management50116 Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process ManagementManagement or oversight of pulping/papermaking operations, or related complex functional specialisations.View draft qualification

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

Skill Sets

Three new Skill sets are proposed for development which include newly developed units of competency.

New Skill Set

Application

Link
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Induction Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMIND2XX Work effectively in the pulp and paper industry

PPMIND2XX Apply principles of pulp and papermaking to work practices

The skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to work in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry by integrating industry knowledge and principles of papermaking processes into work practices that comply with industry standards and organisational quality, health and safety and environmental requirements.View draft skill set
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Management and Leadership Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMIND5XX Research and evaluate emerging technologies and processes

PPMQAS5XX Evaluate production processes for regulatory and quality compliance

The skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to provide leadership in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry through research of current and emerging industry technologies, processes and legislative requirements to plan for future activities, and ensure that functional areas of the organisation comply with legislative and quality requirements.View draft skill set
De-inking Operations Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMDIK2XX Monitor and control de-inking operations

PPMDIK3XX Perform de-inking operations

PPMDIK4XX Troubleshoot and rectify de-inking systems

The skill set describes skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the de-inking operations of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

Eight current PPM skill sets have been revised to include updated units of competency.

Revised Skill SetPrevious VersionApplicationLink
PPMSSXXXX2 Chemical Recovery Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMREC2XX Monitor and control chemical recovery operations

PPMREC3XX Perform chemical recovery operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

PPMSS00001 Chemical Recovery Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the chemical recovery operations of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX3 Converting Paper Products Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMFCO2XX Monitor and control paper finishing and converting operations

PPMFCO3XX Perform paper finishing and converting operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

 

PPMSS00003 Converting Paper Products Skill set

This skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the paper finishing and converting operations of a paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXX11 Paper Finishing and Converting Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMFCO3XX Perform paper finishing and converting operations

PPMFCO4XX Troubleshoot and rectify paper finishing and converting systems

PPMWHS4XX Maintain work health and safety processes

PPMSS00004 Paper Finishing and Converting Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, shut down and troubleshoot the paper finishing and converting operations of a paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX4 Papermaking Dry End Operations Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMDEO2XX Monitor and control dry end operations

PPMDEO3XX Perform dry end operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

PPMSS00005 Papermaking Dry End Operations Skill set Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the papermaking dry end operations of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX5 Papermaking Wet End Operations Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMWEO2XX Monitor and control wet end operations

PPMWEO3XX Perform wet end operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

PPMSS00006 Papermaking Wet End Operations Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the papermaking wet end operations of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX6 Pulping Stock Preparation Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMSPR2XX Monitor and control stock preparation systems

PPMSPR3XX Perform stock preparation operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

PPMSS00007 Pulping Stock Preparation Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the pulping stock preparation of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX7 Warehousing Paper Products Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMWAR2XX Prepare and dispatch product

PPMWAR2XX Store product

PPMWHS 2XX Participate in work health and safety processes

PPMSS00009 Warehousing Paper Products Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely store, prepare and dispatch warehousing paper products for a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set
PPMSSXXXX8 Recovered Fibre Operations Skill Set

Comprised of units:

PPMRPO2XX Monitor and control recovered fibre operations

PPMRPO3XX Perform recovered fibre  operations

PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processes

PPMSS00010 Waste Paper Operations Skill SetThis skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to safely start up, maintain and control, and shut down the recovered fibre operations of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.View draft skill set

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

Two skill sets are proposed for deletion and content will be merged with revised skills sets.

Skill Set View skill set on training.gov.au
PPMSS00002 Coated Paper Products Skill SetCoated Paper Processes now covered in Dry End OperationsView unit on training.gov.au
PPMSS00008 Safety in Pulp and Paper Operations Skill SetThis skill set is currently made up of three Work Health and Safety (WHS) units of competency. WHS units will be listed in all revised skill sets along with units related to operation of equipment across the functional areas of a pulp and paper plant.View unit on training.gov.au

 

Units of Competency

The titles and description of the proposed seven new units of competency are listed below and will incorporate skills and knowledge to work in contemporary job roles in the pulp and paper industry.

New Unit

Application

Link

Two new units – Working in the Pulp and Paper Industry

These units will cover skills for working in the industry and knowledge of the structure, products and key future trends, including areas such as bio-processing, energy/water efficiency and emissions, recycling, recovered paper, corrugated board manufacturing and de-inking operations.

 

PPMIND2XX Work effectively in the pulp and paper industry

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to understand the industry structure and marketplace, product types and key trends in pulp and paper manufacturing.View draft unit
PPMIND2XX Apply principles of pulp and papermaking to work practicesThis unit describes the skills and knowledge to understand the stages of the pulp and paper manufacturing process including fibre sources, processes for preparing pulp, paper types and properties, and processes used for papermaking.View draft unit

Two new Units – Evaluating Emerging Technologies in the Pulp and Paper Industry and Compliance with Quality and Production Processes

These units will incorporate management or oversight of pulping or papermaking operations, or related complex functional specialisations. The units will be developed to cover skills in evaluating emerging technologies and production processes including their scope, feasibility, and application in the industry.

PPMIND5XX Evaluate Emerging technologies and processesThis unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and evaluate emerging technologies and processes in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry and develop strategies to prepare for their potential impact on the organisation.View draft unit
PPMQAS5XX Evaluate production processes for regulatory and quality complianceThis unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate the production processes and work practices of a pulp or paper manufacturing facility for compliance with regulatory and quality requirements, and managing non-compliance.View draft unit

Three new units- De-inking operations

Advances in technologies associated with de-inking operations has provided the opportunity to use recovered paper and boards for products such as newsprint, tissue, market pulp and a range of recycled paper products. To incorporate de-inking processes in elective streams of the revised qualifications, three new units at level II, III and IV are proposed for development.

PPMDIK2XX Monitor and control de-inking operationsThe unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and maintain de-inking operations, ensure product quality and record and report production data.View draft unit
PPMDIK3XX Perform de-inking operationsThe unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, startup, stablise, operate and shut down systems for de-inking operation.View draft unit
PPMDIK4XX Troubleshoot and rectify de-inking systemsThe unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, diagnose, rectify and report on process, equipment and quality faults in the de-inking operations of a pulp manufacturing facility.View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

All five WHS units are proposed to be retained and have been aligned to the relevant certificate level to better reflect the skills required in each role.

Minor changes have been made including:

  • Updating the terminology – for example using Work Health and Safety instead of WHS where it appears
  • Making the units more specific to the pulp and paper manufacturing industry – for example requiring the knowledge evidence for each unit workplace specific
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMWHS2XX Participate in work health and safety processesPPMWHS210 Participate in WHS processesCore Unit in Certificate II in Pulp and Paper Operations.

This unit is no longer included in the Certificate III Qualification.

View draft unit
PPMWHS3XX Contribute to work health and safety processesPPMWHS310 Contribute to WHS processesCore Unit in Certificate III in Pulp and Paper Operations.

This unit is no longer included in the Certificate II Qualification.

View draft unit
PPMWHS4XX Maintain work health and safety processesPPMWHS320 Maintain WHS processesMust select at least one in Certificate IV in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Previously Maintain WHS Processes was a core unit and Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own work was an elective unit in the Certificate IV.

View draft unit
PPMWHS4XX Identify, assess and control work health and safety risk in own workPPMWHS410 Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own workView draft unit
PPMWHS5XX Manage work health and safety processesPPMWHS420 Manage WHS processesCore unit in Diploma of Pulp and Paper Operations Management.

This unit was previously a core unit in the Diploma and an elective in the Certificate IV. It will now only be available as a core unit in the Diploma.

View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

The three quality assurance units are proposed to be retained and have been aligned to the relevant certificate level to better reflect the skills required in each role.

Changes have been made including:

  • Updating the terminology
  • Aligning tasks with relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level
  • Adjustments to clearly define tasks and underpinning knowledge and requirements for assessment
  • Elements and Performance Criteria adjusted to better reflect the skills required in this role
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMQAS2XX Apply basic quality practicesPPMQAS210 Apply basic quality practicesCore Unit in Certificate II in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Applies to production operators who are expected to take responsibility for the quality of their work.

View draft unit
PPMQAS3XX Monitor in-process quality assurancePPMQAS420 Co-ordinate in-process quality assuranceCore Unit in Certificate III in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Proposed AQF level adjustment from level IV to III and change of title to align with Certificate level. Elements and Performance Criteria adjusted to better reflect the skills required in this role.

Applies to production operators who are expected to take responsibility for the quality of product and process.

View draft unit
PPMQAS4XX Oversee quality assurance processPPMQAS430 Oversee quality assurance processCore Unit in Certificate IV in Pulp and paper Operations.

Applies to senior operators and production specialists who oversee and make improvements to the quality assurance process.

View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

Three PPM units relating to problem solving and planning are recommended to be maintained as stand-alone core units. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels of two problem solving units have been increased (from Level II to Level III and from Level III to Level IV) to better align the skill level with the work described in the unit. Changes have been made to clearly define tasks and underpinning knowledge and requirements for assessment.

These units are proposed to be core units (as they are presently), reflecting the importance of problem-solving, identified during stakeholder consultation activities.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMPRS Identify and rectify operational problemsPPMPRS210 Identify and rectify problems in the workplaceCore Unit in Certificate III in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Proposed AQF level adjustment from level II to III.

Applies to production support operators and technicians who identify and analyse causes of problems, apply solutions on a priority basis and document these activities.

View draft unit
PPMPRS4XX Solve production problemsPPMPRS320 Solve systemic problems in the workplaceCore Unit in Certificate IV in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Proposed AQF level adjustment from level III to IV.

Applies to operators and production technicians who determine and implement a plan to solve systemic problems in the workplace, in a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.

View draft unit
PPMPLN4XX Implement production plansPPMPLN420 Plan a complex activityCore Unit in Certificate IV in Pulp and Paper Operations.

Applies to operators and production technicians who plan a complex activity which affects more than one integrated system or process, in a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.

View draft unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. 

Proposed Consolidation of Start Up and Shut Down of Operations

Tasks associated with start up and shut down of equipment in ten functional operational areas (such as wet end operations, dry end operations etc.) are currently covered under two separate units of competency. Consolidation of these units is proposed to reflect industry feedback that tasks associated with start up, shut down and operation of the production process are all within the scope of the same (AQF level III) role.

Coated paper Operations Merged with Dry End Operations

It is proposed that four units of competency associated with coated paper processing are merged with dry end operations. Industry feedback has indicated that skills for the operation of coated paper processing can be merged with units associated with dry end operations that cover on-line coating systems.

Incorporation of Bio-Processing

The knowledge evidence of functional operations PPM units will be revised to incorporate principles of bio processing and information about bio-technological applications and processes.

Pulping Operations (PUL)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMPUL2XX Store and distribute pulped productPPMPUL250 Store and distribute pulped productMinor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.View draft unit
PPMPUL2XX Monitor and control pulping operationsPPMPUL210 Monitor and control pulping operationsNew Element 1 added Prepare to monitor pulping operations. Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence and Performance Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.View draft unit
PPMPUL3XX Perform pulping operationsPPMPUL320 Prepare and start up pulping system operations

PPMPUL330 Coordinate and implement pulping plant shutdowns

Merges two units. Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence and Foundation Skills to incorporate merged content.View draft unit
PPMPUL4XX Troubleshoot and rectify pulping processesPPMPUL440 Troubleshoot and rectify pulping processesMinor change to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence.

Performance Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
Dry End Operations (DEO)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMDEO2XX Monitor and control dry end operationsPPMDEO210 Monitor and control dry end operationsNew Element 1 added Prepare to monitor dry end operations. Application amended to confirm coverage of on-line coating systems.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
PPMDEO3XX Perform dry end operationsPPMDEO320 Prepare and start up dry end operations

PPMDEO330 Coordinate and implement dry end shutdown

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.

Application amended to confirm coverage of on-line coating systems.

View draft unit
PPMDEO4XX Troubleshoot and rectify dry end systemsPPMDEO440 Troubleshoot and rectify dry end systemsApplication amended to confirm coverage of on-line coating systems.

Minor changes to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity. Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Performance Evidence and Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
Stock Preparation Operations
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMSPR2XX Monitor and control stock preparation systemsPPMSPR210 Monitor and control stock preparation systemsNew Element 1 added Prepare to monitor stock preparation operations

Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

Performance Evidence and Foundation Skills simplified

View draft unit
PPMSPR3XX Perform stock preparation operationsPPMSPR320 Prepare and start up stock preparation system for production

PPMDSPR30 Coordinate and implement stock preparation system shutdown

Merges two units. Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.View draft unit
PPMSPR4XX Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systemsPPMSPR440 Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systemsMinor changes to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Performance Evidence and Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
Steam Generation (STM)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMSTM2XX Monitor and control boiler operationsPPMSTM210 Monitor and control boiler operationsMinor title change.

Element 1 Previously Confirm Operational status now changed to Prepare to monitor boiler operations.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
PPMSTM3XX Perform steam boiler operationsPPMSTM320 Manage steam boiler start up

PPMSTM330 Shutdown and bank steam boiler

Licensing information added to Application Section. The unit applies to production operators who perform unattended steam boiler operations in a pulp and paper manufacturing facility.  This unit should not be used where the boiler equipment falls under the category for which a high-risk work licence is required.

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.

View draft unit
PPMSTM4XX Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systemsPPMSTM440 Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systemsMinor change to Elements 1 and 3 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

View draft unit
Wet End Operations (WEO)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMWEO2XX Monitor and control wet end operationsPPMWEO210 Monitor and control wet end operationsNew Element 1 added Prepare to monitor wet end operations.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMWEO3XX Perform wet end operationsPPMWEO320 Prepare and start up wet end operations

PPMWEO330 Coordinate and implement wet end shutdown

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.

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PPMWEO4XX Troubleshoot and rectify wet end systemsPPMWEO440 Troubleshoot and rectify wet end systemsMinor changes to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity. Minor changes to Performance Criteria Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.View draft unit
Paper finishing and converting operations (FCO)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMFCO2XX Monitor and control paper finishing and converting operationsPPMFCO210 Monitor, control and shutdown finishing and converting operationsAmended unit title.

Application amended to confirm coverage of corrugating.

Changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate content relating to shut down removed and transferred to PPMCO3XX.

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PPMFCO3XX Perform paper finishing and converting operationsPPMFCO320 Prepare and start up finishing and converting operationsAmended unit title.

Application amended to confirm coverage of corrugating.

Changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate content relating to shut down.

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PPMFCO4XX Troubleshoot and rectify paper finishing and converting systemsPPMFCO340 Troubleshoot and rectify finishing and converting systemsLevel change (III to IV) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Minor amendment to unit title.

Application amended to confirm coverage of corrugating.

Minor change to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

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Chemical Recovery (REC)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMREC2XX Monitor and control chemical recovery operationsPPMREC210 Monitor and control chemical recovery operationsNew Element 1 added Prepare to monitor chemical recovery operations.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMREC3XX Perform chemical recovery operationsPPMREC320 Prepare and start up chemical recovery operations

PPMREC330 Coordinate and implement chemical recovery shutdowns

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.

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PPMREC4XX Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operationsPPMREC440 Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operationsMinor changes to Elements 1 and 4 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity. Foundation Skills simplified.

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Electrical Power Generation (EPG)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMEPG2XX Monitor and control power generation systemPPMEPG210 Monitor and control power generation systemElement 1 Previously Confirm Operational status now changed to Prepare to monitor power generation operations.

Licensing information added to Application Section (see following unit for details).

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMEPG3XX Perform power generation system operationsPPMEPG320 Manage a power generation system startup

PPMEPG330 Coordinate power generation system shutdown

Licensing information added to Application Section: This unit should not be used where the turbine equipment falls under the category for which a high risk work licence is required. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority for appropriate unit and licensing requirements.

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content.

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PPMEPG4XX Troubleshoot and rectify power generation systemPPMEPG440 Troubleshoot and rectify power generation systemLicensing information added to Application Section: Licensing requirements apply to this unit where the turbine equipment falls under the category for which high risk work licence is required.

Minor adjustments to Element 1 and 3 for clarity.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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Recovered Fibre Operations (RFO)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMRPO2XX Monitor and control recovered fibre operationsPPMWPO210 Monitor and control waste paper operationsElement 1 added: Prepare to monitor recovered fibre operations.

Changes to unit title, sector code, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate recovered fibre.

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PPMRPO3XX Perform recovered fibre operationsPPMWPO320 Prepare and start up waste paper operations

PPMWPO330 Coordinate and implement waste paper shutdown

Merges two units.

Changes to unit title, sector code, Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate merged content and recovered fibre.

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PPMRPO4XX Troubleshoot and rectify recovered fibre operationsPPMWPO440 Troubleshoot and rectify waste paper operationsChanges to unit title, unit sector code. Elements 1 and 4 changed for clarity. Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate recovered fibre.View draft unit
Water Treatment and Services (WAS)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMWAS3XX Operate water systemsPPMWAS210 Operate water systemsLevel change (II to III) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Change to Element 1 Prepare to operate water systems instead of Conduct local inspections and pre-operational safety checks.

Minor adjustments to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

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PPMWAS4XX Troubleshoot and rectify water systemsPPMWAS340 Troubleshoot and rectify water systemsLevel change (III to IV) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Minor adjustments to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

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Primary Resource Operations (RES)
Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMRES2XX Distribute woodchipsPPMRES250 Distribute woodchipsMinor adjustments to Element, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.View draft unit
PPMRES2XX Receive materialsPPMRES260 Receive materialsMinor adjustments to Element, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.View draft unit
PPMRES2XX Unload materialsPPMRES270 Unload materialsChange to Element 3 for clarity.

Previous Element 3. Record or tally unloading operations data now incorporated to new Element 3 Store materials.

Minor adjustments to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence.

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PPMRES3XX Operate the woodchip production systemPPMRES210 Prepare and operate the woodchip production systemLevel change (II to III) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Change to unit title.

One Element added for responding to unplanned shutdowns.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence.

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PPMRES4XX Troubleshoot and rectify primary resource operationsPPMRES340 Troubleshoot and rectify primary resource operationsLevel change (III to IV) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Minor changes to Elements for clarity, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence.

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Three level II units for tasks associated with the storage, receival and dispatch of waste paper have been revised to include content about recovered fibre handling and sorting practices

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
 

PPMHRF2XX Pack and dispatch recovered fibre

PPMHWP250 Store and dispatch waste paperAmended unit title and unit sector code. Changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate practices for recovered fibre.View draft unit
PPMHRF2XX Receive recovered fibrePPMHWP260 Receive waste paperElement added to Check, grade and record recovered fibre load data.

Changes to unit title, unit sector code, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate practices for recovered fibre.

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PPMHRF2XX Unload recovered fibrePPMHWP270 Unload waste paperChanges to unit title and unit sector code.

Changes to Elements to remove ‘grading’ (now covered in PPMHRP2XX Receive recovered fibre). Changes to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate practices for recovered fibre.

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Three units covering the warehouse storage, packaging and dispatch of products produced as a result of production processes have undergone minor revisions for technical improvements and consistency of terminology.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMWAR2XX Package warehouse productPPMWAR280 Warehouse product packagingAmended unit title.

Revised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMWAR2XX Prepare and dispatch productPPMWAR255 Prepare and dispatch productRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMWAR2XX Store productPPMWAR250 Store productRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge evidence.

Foundation Skills simplified.

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Two units identifying tasks related to supporting production activities to meet safety, quality and productivity requirements have undergone minor revisions for technical improvements and consistency of terminology

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMPRV2XX Operate ancillary equipmentPPMPRV210 Operate ancillary equipmentRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

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PPMPRV3XX Co-ordinate and direct clothing changesPPMPRV320 Co-ordinate and direct clothing changesRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance and Knowledge Evidence for clarity.

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Three units identifying tasks related to undertaking preventative maintenance in a pulp or paper manufacturing facility have undergone minor revisions for technical improvements and consistency of terminology

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMPRM2XX Perform lubricationPPMPRM220 Perform lubricationRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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PPMPRM2XX Undertake operator level preventative maintenancePPMPRM2XX Undertake operator level preventative maintenanceRevised for technical improvements.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance and Knowledge Evidence. Foundation Skills simplified.

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This unit identifying tasks related to operating process control equipment has undergone minor revisions for technical improvements and consistency of terminology.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMCSK3XX Operate process control equipmentPPMCSK310 Operate process control equipmentRevised for technical improvements.

Minor amendment to unit title.

Minor changes to Performance Criteria and Foundation Skills for clarity.

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This unit identifying tasks related to operating chemical systems has undergone revisions to better align tasks with level of responsibility.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMCPR3XX Operate chemical systemsPPMCPR210 Prepare chemical productsLevel change (II to III) reflective of task and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Title change to better reflect tasks as described. Unit content goes beyond preparing chemical products. Elements 3 and 4 describe starting and shut down of chemical system, which reflects Cert III level skills.

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Many job roles require high-risk work licences or other specific equipment skills. The units of competency related to those skills will be included as electives in the updated PPM Qualifications so that those units can be credited towards a qualification.

A full list of imported and cross sector units to be included as elective units in revised PPM Qualifications is supplied in the section titled ‘Imported cross sector units to be included as elective units in revised PPM Qualifications’.

There is one PPM unit (listed in table below) related to crane operation which will be revised to specify the type of crane used in operations as outlined in this unit.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMMHV2XX Operate mobile cranePPMMHV210 Operate Overhead craneUnit title changed.

Application section to confirm type of crane specified as a non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity of less than three tonnes.

The unit applies to production support operators who operate small non slewing mobile crane in a pulp and paper manufacturing facility. This unit should not be used where load shifting equipment falls under the category for which a high-risk work licence is required.

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Two units associated with monitoring environmental emissions and controlling hazards have undergone minor revisions to update terminology and better align tasks with the level of responsibility.

Revised UnitPrevious VersionStructureLink
PPMENV2XX Identify and monitor environmental discharges and emissionsPPMENV210 Identify and monitor environmental discharges/emissionsReviewed for technical improvements.

Minor amendment to unit title. Performance Evidence and Foundation Skills simplified.

General elective unit in both level II and III qualifications.

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PPMENV4XX Monitor and control environmental hazardsPPMENV320 Monitor and control environmental hazardsLevel change (III to IV) reflective of tasks listed in the unit and aligned to the relevant AQF level to better reflect the skills required for the role.

Performance Evidence and Foundation Skills simplified.

General elective unit in level IV Qualification.

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Certificate II level elective unitsCertificate III level elective unitsCertificate IV level elective unitsDiploma Level Elective Units
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skillsBSBSTR301 Contribute to continuous improvementBSBBOP405 Organise business meetingsBSBAUD511 Initiate quality audits
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practicesBSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationshipsBSBCMM411 Make presentationsBSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with othersBSBXTW301 Work in a teamBSBLDR414 Lead team effectivenessBSBHRH523 Coordinate the learning and development of teams and individuals
CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform doggingBSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processesBSBHRM522 Manage employee and industrial relations
CPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic levelBSBPMG430 Undertake project workBSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
HLTAID011 Provide first aidCPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelBSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environmentsBSBLKDR522 Manage people performance
MEM11016 Order materialsCPCCLRG4001 Licence to perform rigging advanced levelBSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationshipsBSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permitFWPCOT3263 Maintain and contribute to energy efficiencyMSL904002 Perform standard calibrationsBSBOPS504 Manage business risk
MSMPER205 Enter confined spacesFWPHAR3224 Operate crawler tractorMSS014010 Optimise sustainability of a process or work areaBSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
PMAWHS211 Prepare equipment for emergency responseFWPHAR3228 Operate loaderMSS402020 Apply quick changeover proceduresBSBPMG541 Manage complex projects
TLIA2012 Pick and process ordersFWPHAR3230 Operate SkidderMSS402040 Apply 5S proceduresBSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
TLIA2022 Participate in stocktakesHLTAID011 Provide first aidMSS402050 Monitor process capabilityBSBTWLK503 Manage meetings
TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock controlMSL904002 Perform standard calibrationsMSS403001 Review competitive systems and practicesBUBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
TLID0006 Move materials mechanically using automated equipmentMSL973013 Perform basic testsMSS403011 Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practicesFWPCOT5207 Implement sustainability in the workplace
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methodsMSMBLIC001 Licence to operate a standard boilerMSS403040 Facilitate and improve implementation of 5SFWPCOT5208 Build and maintain community relationships
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substancesMSMBLIC002 Licence to operate an advanced boilerMSS403085 Ensure process improvements are sustainedFWPCOT6201 Manage community engagement
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargoMSMOPS212 Use organisation computers or data systems403087 Mistake proof an operational processFWPCOT6205 Prepare an enterprise carbon management report
TLI D2013 Move materials mechanically using automated equipmentMSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permitMSS404054 Apply statistics to operational processesMSS017012 Lead sustainable strategy deployment
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truckMSMPER205 Enter confined spacesTAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processMSS027016 Contribute to improving environmental performance
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)MSS402020 Apply quick changeover proceduresTAEASS402 Assess competenceMSS404054 Apply statistics to operational processes
TLILIC0006 Licence to operate a bridge and gantry craneMSS402040 Apply 5S proceduresTAEASS403 Participate in assessment validationMSS405001 Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
MSS402050 Monitor process capabilityTAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplaceMSS405004 Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
PMAWHS211 Prepare equipment for emergency responseTLIE4006 Collect, analyse and present workplace data and informationMSS405053 Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement
TAEASS301 Contribute to assessmentMSS405082 Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy to the process operations sector
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instructionMSS405088 Plan, implement and monitor energy management
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substancesMSSL936003 Maintain quality system and continuous improvement processes within work or functional area
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truckNWPTRD004 Implement and manage trade waste policies and plans
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis
TLILIC0006 Licence to operate a bridge and gantry craneTLIE4006 Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information

 

Deleted Units

Five PPM units are proposed to be merged into functional units of competency. Anyone completing a qualification, will be required to select units from at least one functional area. Generic skills including reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication are built into units of competency through ‘Foundation Skills Tables’ as listed in these units

UnitContent covered in other PPM UnitsSupplementary Cross-Sector UnitsLink
PPMSUS210 Apply sustainable work practices/policiesContent will be covered in the Industry Induction Skills SetBSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

Elective – Certificate II qualification

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PPMPLN210 Plan and undertake a routine taskContent will be covered in all ‘monitor and control’ level II functional units in Element 1 Prepare for operationsView unit on training.gov.au
PPMNUM210 Estimate and calculate basic dataContent will be covered in foundation skills sections of all functional units at level II which describe numeracy skillsView unit on training.gov.au
PPMNUM320 Measure and calculate routine and workplace dataContent will be covered in foundation skills sections of all functional units at level III which describe numeracy skills unitsView unit on training.gov.au
PPMNUM430 Calculate and analyse production and financial performanceContent will be covered in foundation skills sections of all functional units at level IV which describe numeracy skillsMSS404054 Apply statistics to operational processes

Elective – Certificate IV qualification

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Two PPM Units are proposed to be replaced with cross-sector units from other training packages. This is in response to the Government policy imperative to reduce duplication

Current PPM UnitsContent covered in other areasLink
PPMSUS510 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainabilityContent will be covered by including BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability in the list of elective units in the Diploma qualification.View unit on training.gov.au
PPMREL210 Contribute to effective working relationshipsContent will be covered by including BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others in the list of electives in the Certificate II qualification.View unit on training.gov.au

 

Stakeholder consultation has indicated that units of competency with content related to coated paper processing are not required as independent stand-alone units. It is proposed that four current PPM units covering coated paper processing are merged with units covering dry end operations

Current PPM UnitsProposed PPM UnitsLink
PPMCPP210 Monitor and control coated paper processesMonitor and control dry end operationsView unit on training.gov.au
PPMCPP320 Prepare and start up coated paper processesPerform dry end operations (combine start up and shut down)View unit on training.gov.au
PPMCPP330 Coordinate the shut down of coated paper processesView unit on training.gov.au
PPMCPP340 Troubleshoot and rectify coated paper processesTroubleshoot and rectify dry end systemsView unit on training.gov.au

 

Summary of Consultation to Date

A working group made up of industry representatives from the sector met in November 2020 and February 2021. The group provided input on the development of a revised qualification structure, new skills sets and updated units of competency and developed a strategy for industry to re-engage with the VET sector. Industry engagement identified a strong preference for strategies that create partnerships between enterprises, an RTO and workplace trainers and assessors that will allow PPM qualifications and units of competency to be delivered via the national VET system. Thank you to all who participated.

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