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Certificate IV in Polymer Technology

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$13,070.00
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43 - 48 months (full-time)
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  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of senior operators and polymer technicians who may be process-based and directly involved in production or they may be based elsewhere, although they will typically still have functions on the production floor. They apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well-developed skills in situations that require autonomy, discretion and judgement, such as product and process improvements and trialling. Senior operators and polymer technicians will solve complex problems which require in depth theoretical knowledge combined with an understanding of the production process and equipment.

Products and components may be for commercial, industrial or consumer markets and be made from natural or synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers. Production may be long runs of standard products, short runs, or ‘one offs’ of specialised products.

There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.

How to apply

How to apply

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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.