Process Manufacturing – Certificate III

Trainees’ duties in process manufacturing may involve assembling and organising materials, chemically cutting or joining materials, packaging goods, loading and unloading goods, using cranes and gantries to shift loads in three processing manufacturing sectors – chemical, hydrocarbons and refining, plastics, rubber and cablemaking, manufactured mineral products.

HSC credit ATAR pathway



Certificate III level trainees could work as advanced production workers. Building on competencies previously achieved, learning to use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products, operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or ‘specialised processes’ and elsewhere when required and undertake more advanced roles, working in accordance with the operating procedures.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Certificate III in Processing Manufacturing MSM30116 from MSM Manufacturing Training Package.
  • Articulation into various higher level traineeships and apprenticeships in the Automotive industry.
  • A career path into the processing manufacturing industry.

Course delivery

  • On the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.
  • The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.

How will you be assessed?

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment plus the formal training to complete the qualification.
  • Undertake Certificate III in Processing Manufacturing as part of your HSC.
Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Processing Manufacturing


Maximum 5 units towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course (optional)


This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

For further information about how to sign up to this school based apprenticeship please speak with your Careers Adviser or visit our Internet site at

Download the course factsheet


  • Manufacturing

Business Unit:

  • Skills and Pathways
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