To be awarded the add topic PPM20116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations, competency must be achieved in eleven (11) units of competency.

three (3) core units of competency

eight (8) elective units of competency

All units within at least one Industry Specific group must be selected. Remaining electives may be selected from the Elective Units list and can include up to two (2) units from an endorsed Training Package or State/Territory accredited course.


add topic PPMQAS210 Apply basic quality practices

add topic PPMSUS210 Apply sustainable work practices/policies

add topic PPMWHS210 Participate in WHS processes


Chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC210 Monitor and control chemical recovery operations

Handling and preparing waste paper for pulp production

add topic PPMHWP250 Store and dispatch waste paper

add topic PPMHWP260 Receive waste paper

add topic PPMHWP270 Unload waste paper

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM210 Monitor and control boiler operation

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG210 Monitor and control power generation system

Primary resource operations

add topic PPMRES210 Prepare and operate the woodchip production system

add topic PPMRES250 Distribute woodchips

add topic PPMRES260 Receive materials

add topic PPMRES270 Unload materials

Pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL210 Monitor and control pulping operations

Stock preparations operations

add topic PPMSPR210 Monitor and control stock preparation systems

Waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO210 Monitor and control waste paper operations

Water services

add topic PPMWAS210 Operate water systems


Some units in this group are either generic and/or considered suitable for both papermaking and pulping, thereby enhancing job transition and career progression.

Business support

add topic PPMREL210 Contribute to effective working relationships

add topic TLIA2022 Participate in stocktakes

Chemical preparation

add topic PPMCPR210 Prepare chemical products

Chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC320 Prepare and start up chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC330 Co-ordinate and implement chemical recovery shutdowns


add topic BSBCMM101 Apply basic communication skills

add topic BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

Computer / process control equipment

add topic PPMCSK310 Operate process control equipment

add topic MSAPMOPS212A Use enterprise computers or data systems

Emergency procedures / safety

add topic MSAPMOHS110A Follow emergency response procedures

add topic PMAOHS211B Prepare equipment for emergency response

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG320 Manage a power generation system startup

add topic PPMEPG330 Co-ordinate power generation system shutdown

Environmental monitoring

add topic PPMENV210 Identify and monitor environmental discharges/emissions

First aid

add topic HLTAID003 Provide first aid

add topic MSAPMOHS220A Provide initial first aid response

Laboratory operations

add topic MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations

add topic MSL973001 Perform basic tests

Load shifting

add topic PPMMHV210 Operate overhead crane

add topic TLID2010 Operate a forklift

add topic TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

add topic TLID3011 Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID2013 Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

add topic TLID1002 Shift a load using manually-operated equipment

add topic TLID3024 Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)

add topic TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

add topic TLID3031 Rig load

add topic TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform

add topic TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2047 Prepare cargo for transfer with slings


add topic PPMNUM210 Estimate and calculate basic data

add topic MSS402030A Apply cost factors to work practices

Ordering / distribution / storage

add topic PPMPUL250 Store and distribute pulped product

add topic PPMRES260 Receive materials

add topic PPMRES270 Unload materials

add topic MEM11016B Order materials

add topic TLIA2012 Pick and process orders

add topic TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock control

Planning and organising

add topic PPMPLN210 Plan and undertake a routine task

Preventative maintenance / operator maintainer

add topic PPMPRM210 Undertake operator level preventative maintenance

add topic PPMPRM220 Perform lubrication

add topic MSS402081A Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

Primary resource operations

add topic PPMRES340 Troubleshoot and rectify primary resource operations

Production support

add topic PPMPRS210 Identify and rectify problems in the workplace

add topic PPMPRV210 Operate ancillary equipment

add topic MSS402020A Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSS402040A Apply 5S procedures

add topic MSS402050A Monitor process capability

Pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL320 Prepare and start up pulping system operations

add topic PPMPUL330 Co-ordinate and implement pulping plant shutdowns

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM320 Manage steam boiler startup

add topic PPMSTM330 Shut down and bank steam boiler


add topic CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises

add topic CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises

Stock preparations operations

add topic PPMSPR320 Prepare and start up stock preparation system for production

add topic PPMSPR330 Co-ordinate and implement stock preparation system shutdown


add topic MSACMT270A Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A Use sustainable environmental practices

Waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO320 Prepare and start up waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO330 Co-ordinate and implement waste paper shutdown


add topic PPMWHS310 Contribute to WHS processes

Training and assessment

add topic TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

Water services

add topic PPMWAS340 Troubleshoot and rectify water systems

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.