This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in production roles in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry. In these roles, individuals undertake skilled work in pulp and/or papermaking operations according to quality standards and health and safety requirements. They provide accurate and timely technical advice and support to a team, and respond to a range of predictable and unforeseen problems relating to start up, operation and shutdown of ancillary equipment and processes, under broad supervision.
These individuals may work across one or more of the following pulping and papermaking operations areas or specialise in either pulping or papermaking operations:
- wet end
- dry end
- stock preparation and handling
- chemical recovery
- electrical power generation
- paper finishing and converting
- primary resource
- steam generation
- recovered fibre
- water services.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication, however some imported units in the elective bank relate to equipment use that require a high risk work licence. These units must be implemented in line with the parent training package.