To be awarded the add topic PPM20216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations, competency must be achieved in eleven (11) units of competency.

three (2) 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

Coated paper processes

add topic PPMCPP210 Monitor and control coated paper processes

Dry end operations

add topic PPMDEO210 Monitor and control dry end operations

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG210 Monitor and control power generation system

Finishing and converting

add topic PPMFCO210 Monitor, control and shut down finishing and converting operations

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM210 Monitor and control boiler operation

Wet end operations

add topic PPMWEO210 Monitor and control wet end operations

Water services

add topic PPMWAS210 Operate water systems

Warehousing and dispatch

add topic PPMWAR250 Store product

add topic PPMWAR255 Prepare and dispatch product

add topic PPMWAR280 Warehouse product packaging


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 plant shutdowns

Coated paper processes

add topic PPMCPP320 Prepare and start up coated paper processes

add topic PPMCPP330 Co-ordinate the shutdown of coated paper processes


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

Dry end operations

add topic PPMDEO320 Prepare and start up dry end operations

add topic PPMDEO330 Co-ordinate and implement dry end shutdown

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG320 Manage a power generation system startup

add topic PPMEPG330 Co-ordinate power generation system shutdown

Emergency procedures / safety

add topic MSAPMOHS110A Follow emergency response procedures

add topic PMAOHS211B Prepare equipment for emergency response

Environmental monitoring

add topic PPMENV210 Identify and monitor environmental discharges/emissions

Finishing and converting

add topic PPMFCO320 Prepare and start up finishing and converting operations

add topic PPMFCO340 Troubleshoot and rectify finishing and converting systems

First aid

add topic HLTAID003 Provide first aid

add topic MSAPMOHS220A Provide initial first aid response

Laboratory operations

add topic MSL904001 Perform standard calibration

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 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 PPMRES260 Receive materials

add topic PPMRES270 Unload materials

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


add topic CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises

add topic CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM320 Manage steam boiler start up

add topic PPMSTM330 Shut down and bank steam boiler


add topic MSACMT270A Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A Use sustainable environmental practices

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

Wet end operations

add topic PPMWEO320 Prepare and start up wet end operations

add topic PPMWEO330 Co-ordinate and implement wet end shutdown


add topic PPMWHS310 Contribute to WHS processes

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.