To be awarded the add topic PPM40116 Certificate IV in Pulping Operations, competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency.

six (6) core units of competency

four(4) 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 PPMPRS320 Solve systemic problems in the workplace

add topic TLIE4006 Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information

add topic PPMWHS320 Maintain WHS processes

add topic PPMQAS420 Co-ordinate in-process quality assurance

add topic MEM12024A Perform computations

add topic MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Chemical recovery operations

add topic PPMREC440 Troubleshoot and rectify chemical recovery operations

Electrical power generation

add topic PPMEPG440 Troubleshoot and rectify power generation system

Pulping operations

add topic PPMPUL440 Troubleshoot and rectify pulping processes

Steam generation

add topic PPMSTM440 Troubleshoot and rectify boiler plant systems

Stock preparations operations

add topic PPMSPR440 Troubleshoot and rectify stock preparation systems

Waste paper operations

add topic PPMWPO440 Troubleshoot and rectify waste paper operations


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 PPMQAS430 Oversee quality assurance process

add topic BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

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 BSBREL401 Establish networks

add topic BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBLDR403 Promote team effectiveness

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

add topic MSAPMSUP382A Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace

Coated paper processes

add topic PPMCPP440 Troubleshoot and rectify coated paper processes

Computers / process control equipment

add topic PPMCSK310 Operate process control equipment

Emergency procedures / safety

add topic PPMWHS410 Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own work

add topic BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

add topic BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

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

add topic BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

add topic BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

add topic BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes

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

add topic MSAPMOHS110A Follow emergency response procedures

Environmental monitoring

add topic PPMENV320 Monitor and control environmental hazards

First aid

add topic MSAPMOHS220A Provide initial first aid response

Laboratory operations

add topic MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations

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


add topic PPMNUM430 Calculate and analyse production and financial performance

add topic MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

Planning and organising

add topic PPMPLN420 Plan a complex activity

add topic BSBADM405 Organise meetings

add topic MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

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

add topic PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Production support

add topic PPMPRV320 Co-ordinate and direct clothing changes

add topic MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

add topic MSS403011A Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

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 MSS403032A Analyse manual handling processes

add topic MSS403040A Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

add topic MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process


add topic MSAPMSUP400A Develop and monitor quality 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

Training and assessment

add topic TAEASS505 Lead and coordinate assessment systems and services

add topic TAEDES502 Design and develop learning resources

add topic TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS502 Develop assessment tools

add topic TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

add topic TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace

add topic TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

add topic TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis

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


add topic PPMWHS420 Manage WHS processes

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.