Advance your polymer technology skills for the essential manufacturing, plastics, and robotics industries and gain practical production and client communication skills valued in polymer technician roles.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Produce a range of domestic, commercial and industrial polymer products
Make knives, spoons, cups, golf tees etc
Test plastics and polymer materials in a laboratory
Program computer control machinery
Collate and communicate data to peers, clients and stakeholders
Understand general polymer processes and manufacturing principles
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Specialist skills that will enable you to find employment in the polymer manufacturing industry
The ability to have a secure job in an essential industry
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in plant, process and manufacturing
A curiosity about the design process
The ability to follow verbal and written instructions and operating procedures
Collaboration and independent work skills
Foundational computer skills for programming computer control machinery
Maths skills at Year 11 high school level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Plastics Technicians set up, adjust, repair and troubleshoot machines which manufacture plastics products.
Other jobs include: Die setter, Polymer technician and Troubleshooter
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Polymer Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Polymer Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Polymer Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 28 Units of competency, including 1 core and 27 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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