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Dear PIMA members,

Attached is the proposed PMB training package for the plastics industry which involves all of us!

The purpose of this document is to reduce the amount of units that were either now outdated or irrelevant to today’s industry needs!

By eliminating some outdated units, this may make way for a reduced time required to complete an qualification. This is not to reduce the quality of learning but rather to focus on the requirement and the ability to offer a higher quality of learning through more relevant and focused units!

Please read through this and offer any feedback that you have regarding it as this is your chance to have a say in what is being taught by the RTO’s or TAFE.




round 1 consultation announcement




Skills for the Polymer Industry Project



Round 1 Public Consultation is now open for the Skills for the Polymer Industry Project.

All components in the PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package are under review:

  • Qualifications have been reconfigured to include specialisations, improving alignment with industry skill needs and job roles. Consideration is being given to reducing the five qualifications to three.
  • Units of competency have been revised to better reflect industry requirements, with several proposed for deletion as they are considered to be no longer required by industry.

Please click here to read the Consultation Paper and to access the draft training package components.
Round 1 Consultation ends on Friday 15 May 2020. 
Please submit your feedback via email to


If you have comments to make, a reply to acknowledge that you are in favour would be great as it would be good to carry the voice of industry forward with this!

Comments can be directed back through PIMA, Keith Monaghan our IRC Chair, myself or Mark Shaddock from IBSA.

Thank you in advance for your support and comments in the matter.

Kindest regards,

Grahame Aston

PIMA President