Certificate III in Process Manufacturing



The MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing provides the competencies required by advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They would undertake more advanced roles than workers with a Certificate II in Process Manufacturing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.


BSI Learning offers this qualification to current production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They may be able-bodied or disabled, physically or mentally. They would undertake more advanced roles, working in accordance with the operating procedures and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.


Production support workers – people working in manufacturing and filling the vital production roles but who may not have the opportunity to develop competency in sufficient technical units related directly to producing products
Those employees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or ‘specialised processes’ and elsewhere when required.


Applicants will be used to working in a hands-on practical production environment and carrying out set tasks with some requirements for initiative and adaptability. They will generally respond well to simple, pragmatic and logical approaches, often looking for methods and techniques they can apply easily to solve real-world problems. They will have some considerable experience that will be used constructively in the training.


Entry requirements include on the job experience using hand tools

This qualification requires moderate command of spoken English, the capacity and ability interact with team members and other staff and, on occasion, with customers, to read and the ability to write and communicate at the level needed to effectively communicate within a business. All applicants are already working in a process manufacturing environment. Technology literacy requirements include the ability to use basic hand tools and equipment, perform basic calculations using a calculator, some basic experience using manufacturing and warehousing systems, and some exposure to personal productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet searches and usage. Additional assistance and delivery days are provided for learners with disabilities.


The duration of this course is 6-12 months (depending on ability) and includes face to face/workplace delivery. Each session is followed by self-directed learning time including eg reading, work-based activities.


Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, you will have learned how to:


operate with minimal supervision in a production manufacturing environment, working in accordance with the operating procedures, and be familiar with the normal requirements of such an environment
plan own work requirements from production requests
setup, start up and shut down equipment
monitor product/process quality
solve a range of typical problems in a manufacturing environment.


Successful completion of all units of competency will result in the award of a nationally recognised MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing from the Manufacturing Training Package. Participants who do not successfully complete the full program will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for any of the unit/s of competency they have been deemed competent in. Recognition is available for this qualification – see the Participant Handbook or the Recognition Process page for more information.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled (NSW residents only). For more information and eligibility requirements see https://www.bsilearning.edu.au/funded-training/smart-and-skilled.

Core Units

MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues.

2. Comply with environmental regulations.

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

MSMWHS200 - Work safely

1. Identify hazards and assess risk.

2. Follow procedures for risk control.

3. Follow emergency procedures.

4. Participate in the enhancement of safety.

5. Work in accordance with WHS policies and procedures.

MSMSUP210 - Process and record information

1. Access information.

2. Provide appropriate information.

3. Give and follow routine instructions.

4. Provide reports.

MSS402051 - Apply quality standards

1. Assess own work.

2. Assess quality of received components, parts or materials.

3. Investigate causes of quality deviations.

Elective Units

MSMWHS100 - Follow WHS procedures

1. Recognise hazards.

2. Follow procedures for hazard control.

3. Follow emergency procedures.

4. Report problems.

MSMWHS110 - Follow emergency response procedures

1. Identify emergency situation.

2. Follow emergency procedures.

PMBHAN103 - Shift materials safely by hand

1. Plan operations.

2. Manually transfer products or materials.

3. Store, stack and/or relocate products or materials.

4. Respond to routine problems to procedures.

MSMSUP280 - Manage conflict at work

1. Identify potential sources of conflict.

2. Identify range of alternative approaches.

3. Resolve conflicts.

4. Respond to problems.

MSMSUP204 - Pack products or materials

1. Prepare goods/materials for packaging.

2. Package finished products or materials.

3. Stack, label and store finished products or materials.

4. Clear work area.

MEM03006B - Set assembly stations

1. Identify job requirements.

2. Select and use a range of hand tools and equipment.

3. Set assembly stations.

4. Maintain equipment.

MSMSUP106 - Work in a team

1. Identify work activities.

2. Organise daily work plan.

3. Participate in a team.

MEM11006B - Perform production packaging

1. Undertake packaging.

2. Label packaged items.

MEM03001B - Perform manual production assembly

1. Read and understand job sheets.

2. Select assembly equipment and components.

3. Assemble components.,

4. Perform tests.

5. Protect assembly from damage.

MSMSUP101 - Clean workplace or equipment

1. Identify housekeeping requirements.

2. Perform general housekeeping duties.

3. Clean plant and equipment.

4. Dispose of waste materials.

MEM16006A - Organise and communicate information

1. Access information and/or records.

2. Organise and analyse information.

3. Communicate organised information using established workplace methods.

MSMOPS102 - Perform tasks to support production

1. Perform general duties and tasks.

2. Transfer, remove or supply materials/ product where required.

3. Perform cleaning duties associated with role.

4. Complete duties and reporting requirements.

MSMSUP100 - Apply workplace context to own job

1. Identify industry sector.

2. Identify products and customers.

3. Recognise plant structure and processes.

4. Identify own workplace responsibilities.

5. Follow workplace procedures.

6. Recognise quality requirements.

MSS402040 - Apply 5S procedures

1. Sort needed items from unneeded.

2. Set the workplace in order.

3. Shine the work area.

4. Standardise activities.

5. Sustain the 5S system.

MSMSUP200 - Achieve work outcomes

1. Identify key  aspects of the process.

2. Implement actions to achieve targets.

3. Participate in an improvement activity in accordance with organisation procedures.

MSMSUP300 - Identify and apply process improvements

1. Determine issues that affect process efficiency.

2. Monitor and measure process efficiency.

3. Participate in developing strategies for improving process efficiencies.

4. Participate in applying process improvement strategies.

MEM15004B - Perform inspection

1. Inspect products.

2. Keep records.

3. Provide feedback.