Commissioner's Information Bulletin 658

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing - Traineeships

Forest

Date of effect: 14 June 2016

Bulletin Information

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin three Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) are varied to update all national qualification codes and transition the FPP10v1.3 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package to the PPMv1.0 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioners Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 500.

On this page:

Vocational Training Orders (VTOs)

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Licensing and regulatory requirements

Competency based completion

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioner's Information Bulletin, please contact Apprenticeships and Traineeships on (02) 8267 7704. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job Descriptions

There are three broad groupings of competency standards within each qualification – compulsory, specialisation electives and support electives. Particular groupings of standards form qualifications and impact on job roles and responsibilities in specific areas at mills.

Certificate II level trainees will perform production support roles in a pulping operation. Production support employees work in areas such as: Hydrapulping; pulping machine operations, pulp handling; bale handling and fibre and stock preparation.

Certificate III level trainees perform production roles involve the application of technical skills and knowledge in production roles in a pulping operation. Production employees work in areas such as: pulping operations; waste paper recycling; primary resources; stock preparation and handling and fibre preparation.

Certificate IV level trainees perform high level technical production roles in a pulping operation. Individuals in these roles are generally pivotal to the production process, providing complex technical advice and support to a team to solve a range of complex problems relating to equipment, process, output and quality. A senior operator or production specialist work in areas such as: pulping operations; waste paper recycling; primary resources operations; stock preparation and handling and fibre preparation.

Certificate II level trainees perform activities that are mainly routine and involve the application of fundamental operational skills and knowledge. Areas of work include: machine operation; fibre preparation; stock preparation; winding operations; dryer operation; bale handling; folder operation; rewinding operations; wrapping machine operations; plant support; wet end support; dry end support and paper products machine operations.

Certificate III trainees perform production roles in a papermaking operation. Activities involve the application of technical skills and knowledge using some discretion and judgement. Individuals apply technical knowledge to rectify a range of predictable and unforeseen problems relating to start up, operation and shutdown activities and work in areas such as: stock preparation and handling; fibre preparation; wet end operations; dry end operations; finishing and converting; coating system operator; winder/reel and roll operations; packaging/folding and dry end testing.

Certificate IV trainees perform high level technical production roles in a papermaking operation. Activities involve the application of technical skills and detailed knowledge using discretion and judgement. Individuals in these roles are generally pivotal to the production process, providing complex technical advice and support to a team to solve a range of complex problems relating to equipment, process, output and quality. A senior operator/technician or production specialist works in areas such as: fibre/stock preparation and handling; wet end operations; dry end operations; coated paper treatments; finishing and converting; winding and rewinding and quality testing.

Diploma trainees manage or oversee pulping/papermaking operations. Accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving outcomes is involved. Focus is on skills for line supervision/management of personnel, management of operations or other senior technical specialisations including: line supervisor; support operations coordinator; quality assurance specialist; sustainability coordinator/manager; project coordinator/manager and training coordinator.


Papermaking Operations - Traineeship #

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • PPM20216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM30216 Certificate III in Papermaking Operations by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM30216 Certificate III in Papermaking Operations where the trainee holds PPM20116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations or PPM20216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM40216 Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM40216 Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations where the trainee holds PPM30116 Certificate III in Pulping Operations or PPM30216 Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Pulp and Paper Process Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 14 June 2016
Qualification PPM50116 Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
Terms of traineeship

Full time:

  • PPM50116 Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM50116 Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management where the trainee holds PPM40116 Certificate IV in Pulping Operations or PPM40216 Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Pulping Operations - Traineeship #

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship

Full time:

  • PPM20116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM30116 Certificate III in Pulping Operations by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM30116 Certificate III in Pulping Operations where the trainee holds PPM20216 Certificate II in Papermaking Operations or PPM20116 Certificate II in Pulping Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM40116 Certificate IV in Pulping Operations by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • PPM40116 Certificate IV in Pulping Operations where the trainee holds PPM30116 Certificate III in Pulping Operations or PPM30216 Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Page last updated: 14 June 2016