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.

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