PMB20121 Certificate II in Polymer Processing



Industrial Conveyor Belt Technician work involves operation of vulcanisers, belt winders and roller machines (for re-coating pulleys) and repair and servicing of conveyor belts of all types and sizes.

Duties involve validating raw material, recommending splice lengths, and monitoring pressure and temperature. Some Belt Splicers specialise in steel cord and fabric splicing. They can also be involved in the removal and re-installation of reconditioned belts onto conveyor systems.

The Certificate II course contains units of competency that are also recognised in Certificate III in Polymer Processing qualification. This provides a pathway for further study and skills and knowledge development.

This course has been developed in conjunction with one of the world leaders in conveyor maintenance services and components and provides the participant with the highest level of skills that enable them to be successful in the workplace.

Where this course is delivered as part of a company wide delivery, the units may be contextualised (within the packaging rules) to add additional value to the employer.

Qualification Specifications

The Certificate II in Polymer Processing is intended for competent operators who use production equipment to directly produce products.

They would operate production equipment within defined specifications carrying out a range of support functions while applying technical and procedural knowledge.

They would be expected to solve foreseeable problems by applying known solutions and report non-routine problems to appropriate personnel.

Certificate II also contains units of competency which are the beginning of the Certificate III of Polymer Processing, which contribute to a deeper knowledge of Polymers and Processes.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must consider the following:

  • Candidates must be over 18
  • Candidates must have a minimum year 11 Secondary School or equivalent
  • Candidates must meet the literacy and numeracy benchmarks. Candidates must be able to read, write and speak English proficiently and have adequate numeracy skills at a level that enables you to:
    • interpret and compare numerical information and data, perform technical calculations and calibration measurements and calculate technical specifications
  • Candidates must be prepared to complete shift work on a rotating roster
  • Candidates must be physically able to undertake heavy lifting
  • Candidates must be able to work in an extreme temperature environment

Training and assessment is classroom and/or workplace based, participants must work within the industry.


Pathways into the Qualification

This qualification may be assessed by direct entry, or entry may also be gained through MSM10116 Certificate I in Processing Manufacturing. REMA TIP TOP employees are offered the opportunity to undertake this course through traineeship or apprenticeship arrangements according to individual state requirements.

Pathways from the Qualification

Further qualification pathways from this qualification include PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing.

Modes of Study

Theory Component

  • Instructor led classroom session
  • Blended

Practical Component

  • In our fully maintained training facility practicing their skills within a safe working environment.
  • On the work site
  • Other location by agreement with the employer


Assessments will include:

Assessment in the classroom and on-the-job using a combination of the methods listed below such as:

  • Direct questioning or conversation
  • Observation of skills
  • Written question/answer
  • Review of products/portfolio of workplace evidence
  • Logbook entries
  • Scenarios, role plays
  • Third party report – supervisor interviews

Course Duration

  • Between 6 – 12 months for those currently employed in the industry sector
  • 12 months for those entering the industry sector
  • 12 months for those on a traineeship

Typically, the learning would be completed over 1200 – 2400 hours.

Participants may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL or Credit Transfer

Study Locations

  • By arrangement at the employers workplace or selected site
  • Western Australia – Welshpool Complex
  • New South Wales – Beresfield Training Room
  • Queensland – Brisbane Training Room
  • Queensland – Mackay Training Room

Course Structure

Total number of units = 14

  • 2 core units
  • 12 elective units

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • MSMSUP210 Process and record information
  • MSMWHS200 Work safely

Electives (minimum 3)  Group A

PMBPREP205E Assemble materials and equipment for production

PMBPROD209E Operate cable winding equipment

PMBPROD241E Install rubber lining or pulley lagging using lay-up techniques

PMBPROD242E Bond polymers to surfaces

PMBPROD243E Cut rubber materials

PMBPROD248E Prepare surfaces for coating

PMBPROD249E Apply liquid surface coatings

PMBPROD265E Operate portable vulcanising equipment


Other electives (select remaining units)

MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 Organise and communicate information

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMOPS244 Lay out and cut materials

MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace

MSMSUP106 Work in a team

MSS402051  Apply quality standards

PMBHAN103E Shift materials safely by hand

Course Fees

All fees associated with REMA TIP TOP Industrie Pty Ltd employees undertaking this qualification are internal fees only and are included in the employee’s remuneration package and incentives.

For external students wishing to undertake this qualification, the fee is $3500.

Qualification Issuance

To be eligible to receive the PMB20121 Certificate II in Polymer Processing, issued by Rema Tip Top Academy, participants must successfully complete all core units and elective units as specified in the PMB – Plastics, Rubber and Cable making Training Package – Release 1.0

Participants who do not successfully complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units that have been completed and assessed.

If you are interested in undertaking this qualification, please contact us for a pre-enrolment interview.

Our Obligations

Rema Tip Top Academy is responsible for providing quality training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015 . 

RPL & Credit Transfer

Nationally endorsed qualifications, skill sets, and units of competency are recognised and portable across the country—regardless of where they were issued. If you feel that you have previous skill, knowledge or demonstrated competency, and can provide suitable evidence, contact RTT Academy to discuss RPL and/or Credit Transfer.

Additional Information

  • Students can access further information at the top of this web page, including the Complaints & Appeals Policy & Procedure.
  • All materials and equipment are supplied. Students are required to wear comfortable clothing while attending face to face training sessions.
  • On-site and in the training facility workshop company issued clothing and PPE must be worn.
  • Students will have access to a mentor in the workplace.
  • Any support requirements must be discussed with RTT Academy before enrolling to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Student rights as consumers are in accordance with current State laws.

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