To be awarded the add topic PPM30116 Certificate III in Pulping Operations, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

five (5) 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 PPMPRS210 Identify and rectify problems in the workplace

add topic PPMNUM320 Measure and calculate routine workplace data

add topic MSS402051 Apply quality standards

add topic BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic PPMWHS210 Participate in WHS processes


Chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC320 Prepare and start up chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC330 Co-ordinate and implement chemical recovery shutdowns

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG320 Manage a power generation system startup

add topic PPMEPG330 Co-ordinate power generation system shutdown

Pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL320 Prepare and start up pulping system operations

add topic PPMPUL330 Co-ordinate and implement pulping plant shutdowns

Primary resource operations

add topic PPMRES340 Troubleshoot and rectify primary resource operations

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM320 Manage steam boiler startup

add topic PPMSTM330 Shut down and bank steam boiler

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

Waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO320 Prepare and start up waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO330 Co-ordinate and implement waste paper shutdown

Water services

add topic PPMWAS340 Troubleshoot and rectify 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 BSBFLM305 Support operational plan

add topic BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes

add topic BSBFLM311 Support a workplace learning environment

add topic BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBWRK402A Empower workers

add topic BSBWRK403A Communicate with workers

add topic BSBWRK404A Promote equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all workers

add topic BSBWRK406A Participate in the bargaining process

add topic BSBWRK407A Provide advice to union members

add topic BSBWRK408A Undertake negotiations

add topic BSBWRK409 Prepare for and participate in dispute resolution

Computer / process control equipment

add topic PPMCSK310 Operate process control equipment

add topic MSAPMOPS212A Use organisation computers or data systems

Chemical preparation

add topic PPMCPR210 Prepare chemical products

Chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC210 Monitor and control chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC440 Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operations


add topic BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG210 Monitor and control power generation system

Emergency procedures / safety

add topic BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

add topic BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

add topic BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

add topic MSAPMOHS110A Follow emergency response procedures

add topic PMAOHS211B Prepare equipment for emergency response

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG440 Troubleshoot and rectify power generation system

Environmental monitoring

add topic PPMENV210 Identify and monitor environmental discharges/emissions

add topic PPMENV320 Monitor and control environmental hazards

First aid

add topic HLTAID003 Provide first aid

add topic MSAPMOHS220A Provide initial first aid response

Load shifting

add topic PPMMHV210 Operate overhead crane

add topic TLID2010 Operate a forklift

add topic TLID3011 Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID2013 Move materials mechanically using automated 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 TLID2047 Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

Laboratory operations

add topic MSL904001 Perform standard calibration

add topic MSL973001 Perform basic tests


add topic PPMNUM210 Estimate and calculate basic data

add topic MSACMT452A Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

Planning and organising

add topic MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

add topic MEM30020A Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

add topic BSBADM405 Organise meetings

Preventative maintenance / operator maintainer

add topic PPMPRM210 Undertake operator level preventative maintenance

add topic PPMPRM220 Perform lubrication

add topic MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

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

Primary resource operations

add topic PPMRES210 Prepare and operate the woodchip production system

Production support

add topic PPMPRS320 Solve systemic problems in the workplace

add topic PPMPRV210 Operate ancillary equipment

add topic PPMPRV320 Co-ordinate and direct clothing changes

add topic MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

add topic MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSS402020A Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSS402040A Apply 5S procedures

add topic MSS402050A Monitor process capability

add topic MSACMT432A Analyse manual handling processes

add topic MSS403040A Lead 5S in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process

Pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL210 Monitor and control pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL440 Troubleshoot and rectify pulping processes


add topic PPMQAS210 Apply basic quality practices

add topic PPMQAS420 Co-ordinate in-process quality assurance


add topic CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises

add topic CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises

add topic CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM210 Monitor and control boiler operation

add topic PPMSTM440 Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systems

Stock preparations operations

add topic PPMSPR210 Monitor and control stock preparation systems

add topic PPMSPR440 Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systems


add topic MSACMT270A Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A Use sustainable environmental practices

add topic MSS014003A Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area

add topic MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Training and assessment

add topic TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace

(The following 3 units count as 1 unit)

add topic TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402 Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

Turbine operations

add topic UEPOPS341A Shut down a steam turbine

add topic UEPOPS411B Run up a steam turbine

Waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO210 Monitor and control waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO440 Troubleshoot and rectify waste paper operations


add topic PPMWHS310 Contribute to WHS processes

add topic PPMWHS320 Maintain WHS processes

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.