MSM30318 – Certificate III in Manufacturing Mineral Products

Up to 36 months

The Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of advanced operations within the manufactured mineral products industries.

This qualification reflects the role of operators who perform a range of operations to directly produce manufactured mineral products for industry, including cement, pre-cast concrete, pre-mixed concrete, quarry and asphalt.

The operator will be able to work independently and to apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well-developed skills to undertake operations and exercise judgement in areas such as start-up and shutdown procedures and quality assurance.

The operator will be able to apply product and process knowledge to anticipate and solve a range of routine and non-routine problems. This includes developing solutions to new problems which do not have a known or recorded solution in procedures.

The qualification provides the skills and knowledge relevant to the following sectors:

  • cement
  • precast concrete
  • premixed concrete
  • clay products
  • ceramic products
  • float (flat) glass
  • glass containers
  • refractories
  • plaster (both fibrous plaster and plaster boards)
  • fibre cement boards
  • ground minerals
  • abrasive grinding wheels and cutting discs.

There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.

The nominal duration of the training program is up to 36 months *, although with recognition of current competency and self-paced learning, it can be completed appreciably sooner.

*Nominal durations may vary through state and territory arrangements. Please refer to the state arrangements for the state or territory for which you intend to participate in your course.

This qualification consists of eighteen (18) units of competency, of which there are five (5) core units and thirteen (13) electives.

User Choice (Traineeships)

The User Choice Program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The User Choice Program is funded under the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

Students must be a trainee and have signed training contract that has been approved for funding. Trainees must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and reside in QLD. There is a limitation of two funding contributions under User Choice funding.

User Choice Co-contribution Fees

As part of the User Choice Program is it a requirement that a co-contribution fee be collected*. This fee may be paid by you or on your behalf by an employer or another third party. User Choice Co-contribution fees are normally invoiced as one payment in the first few months of the traineeship.

Fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency.

This means that a qualification with 18 units of competency and a total of 590 nominal hours the co-contribution fees will be:

  • $1.60 x 590 hrs = $944

Fees may vary depending on electives chosen, as the nominal hours may be longer or shorter than the other units of competency. Students who are eligible for a concession (40% of full rate) must supply sufficient evidence at enrolment.

* If you are aged under 21 years you are exempt from any co-contribution fees.

User Choice (Traineeships)

The User Choice Program is an annual grant program that provides training subsides to RTO’s to help cover the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

To be eligible for User Choice funding a trainee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident.
  • Be of working age.
  • Not be a secondary school student (unless undertaking a School Based Traineeship).
  • Live in Tasmania.

Co-contribution Fees

Under the User Choice program a co-contribution fee is required. Depending on circumstances students may be eligible for a fee concession (evidence is required).

The co-contribution fee is:

  • $350 (or $175 for concessional trainees).

Concession Eligibility Criteria

Concessional status applies to students / trainees who:

  • Hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card or are the partner or dependent of a person who holds either of these cards.
  • Are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Have a disability.
  • Are a refugee or asylum seeker.

MSM30318 – Certificate III in Manufacturing Mineral Products


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