EQIP Process Plant Operations is delivered in partnership with CQUniversity, Queensland Alumina Limited and Gladstone Ports Corporation. Students are provided the opportunity to complete a certificate qualification while gaining practical skills and experience in authentic workplace environments.
Our main sponsors for this program are Australia Pacific LNG, QGC and Santos GLNG. Our EQIP Process Plant Operations students have the opportunity to spend time with EAG’s Process Plant Operator Trainees that work with our sponsors. The partnership with our sponsors and EAG raises awareness of the potential career pathways in the LNG industry.
Career preparation and guidance workshops are included in the program for Year 11 and Year 12 students and this helps students to draw the link between practical experience and soft skill development such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and initiative.
EPMA Year 1
Students commit 1 day per week to the program to complete a Certificate II Process Plant Operations. This is an entry level qualification that provides students with skills and knowledge in Refining Industries. Students may learn: weighing, measuring and mixing solids or liquids; maintaining and/or sterilising machinery; measuring physical or chemical properties, performing basic tests on products and production data recording skills.
Students complete structured training program onsite at Queensland Alumina Limited to help them apply the theory from the certificate qualification into practical environment.
Employment options may include roles as a process plant operator, chemical plant operator, trainee process technician or process technician in a production or manufacturing enterprise.
EPMA Year 2
Students from the first year program have the opportunity of continuing into year 2. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in structured work experience with Gladstone Ports Corporation. This provides a great opportunity to expand skills and experience in a practical work environment.
EPMA is sponsored by ConocoPhillips Australian Pacific LNG, QGC, and Santos GLNG.