EQIP Process Plant Operations (EPMA)

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14 year 11 or 12 students each year


Course Overview:

  • Students complete a Certificate II Process Plant Operations with CQUniversity Gladstone 1 day per week all year, with practical studies completed in a large simulated plant room.
  • Year 11 students may also apply to participate in an optional second year of the program and complete work experience 1 day per week with a host employer while receiving additional career support from the EQIP team.
  • Program includes First Aid, Confined Space, and Gas Test Atmosphere training.
  • Students visit Queensland Alumina Limited up to 4 times throughout the year to complete practical training aligned to the certificate qualification.
  • The EPMA Program is proudly sponsored by Conocophillips APLNG, Shell’s QGC Business and Santos GLNG and in recent years have been invited to tour the Curtis Island LNG Facilities.
  • Student’s may also participate in site tours of other facilities such as QER and/or Northern Oil Refineries


Course Duration:
1 Year with the optional 2nd year.


Apprenticeship, traineeship, employment or further study in the Operations and Maintenance, Engineering or Manufacturing Sector. This program may also suit students who are wanting a non trade-specific introduction to local industry.


Possible Occupations:
Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Process Technician, Water Industry Operator, Mine-site worker or trade.