EQIP Process Plant Operations

Authentic Workplace Learning

Students commit 1 day per week to the program on a Wednesday throughout school term.  Students are provided the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in an authentic workplace environment onsite at Queensland Alumina Limited. The goal is to develop employability skills and raise awareness of the potential career pathways in the resources sector.

Employment pathways may include roles as a process plant operator, chemical plant operator, trainee process technician or process technician. Students who have completed this program have transitioned to other pathways such as electrical or mechanical trades.

EQIP delivers career development training to help students understand the importance of personal brand, to identify and develop behavioural skills that are transferrable across all jobs and industries, and get prepared for recruitment & selection processes.

The EPMA program is proudly sponsored by ConocoPhillips Australia Pacific LNG, Shell QGC, and Santos GLNG.


EQIP partners with CQUniversity by utilising our extensive student career advice and support services to assist in matching students to courses. This course is not via direct entry and all applications are required to be via EQIP. The first step in becoming a student in this course is to lodge your application via the EQIP student application process. More details regarding the application process can be sourced from your school’s vocational coordinator or by contacting EQIP.  Successful applications will be enrolled by CQUniversity and further information about the delivery and assessment of the course can be found at www.cqu.edu.au.

CQUniversity (RTO number: 40939) deliver and assess PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations. The PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through VET in Schools (VETiS) initiative.