The AIP offers a range of education opportunities to individuals and corporate seeking to expand their knowledge and commercial opportunities across the breadth of the packaging industry. The formal courses leading to an accredited qualification are administered by the PIABC in the UK and are the benchmark for training worldwide. Graduates of AIP courses are recognised internationally (does not qualify for Australian Government student grants) thus expanding their global employment opportunities.
The AIP also offers a program of Half-Day Training Courses that provide key up-to-date information on specific areas of the packaging industry.
The AIP’s flagship course is the Diploma in Packaging Technology, a Level 5 course developed to provide in-depth understanding of the packaging industry aimed principally at technologists and managers whose jobs have a packaging focus. As AIP Members, Diploma graduates are entitled to use the designatory letters Dip.Pkg.Tech. MAIP
Also offered is the Certificate in Packaging a Level 3 course which has a broad appeal to people who are embarking on a career in packaging through to established individuals working in fields such as marketing, purchasing or logistics, for whom a more detailed understanding of packaging will assist them to develop their role. The Certificate’s modular nature means that students can select from a broad range of subjects to tailor a course relevant to their needs.
DIPLOMA IN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY- LEVEL 5
The Diploma in Packaging Technology (Level 5) is an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise (see below). It has been offered by the AIP continuously since 1980 and has an exemplary record of successful students. It has now been revised and updated and is offered on-line. It is accredited by PIABC, the Packaging Industry Awarding Body Company, which is in turn accredited by OfQual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations). The Diploma is a Level 5 qualification that prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain.
The qualification is comprehensive, and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes. Whilst all units are designed to be “stand alones”, some items for example sustainability, quality and legislation appear as common themes across more than one unit. This should be recognised by tutors and links made in those cases where candidates are working across more than one unit.
Unit Certification : Unit certification is available to candidates who successfully complete full individual units , but do not wish to complete the full award.
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CERTIFICATE IN PACKAGING LEVEL 3
The Certificate in Packaging (Level 3) is designed to meet the training needs of a wide variety of people involved in packaging. From the new entrant to the industry who wants the best possible preparation for a career in the industry, to design, production, management, sales and marketing or purchasing staff who need to deepen their understanding of this vital and complex discipline. It is also an entry qualification to the Diploma and offers the opportunity for ‘fast tracking’.
The Certificate in Packaging is a level 3 qualification, accredited by PIABC. The course is presented in a distance learning format for Australia and is comprised of a manual and text book. The initial mandatory Unit is made up of a series of assignments over a ten week period that prepares students for the two hour examination. Successful students then proceed to select four units from a list of options that are presented on-line and supported by a tutor. The successful completion of the compulsory Unit and the four additional units qualifies for the award of the Certificate in Packaging.
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CORPORATE PARTNERING PROGRAM
Businesses can opt for a tailored training program that focuses on their specific requirements and provides a bespoke learning experience for a specific group of employees or an entire workforce. Training programs can be designed to lead into a qualification if required or to provide a set of information specific to a business or market area.
The Corporate Program is available for individual companies who wish to select specific components from the Certificate or Diploma programs for the purpose of in-company training. This type of training is important not only for technologists, engineers, quality assurance personnel, but also buyers, sales and marketing staff. The individual components are available in assessable or non-assessable format enabling participants to progress towards the complete qualification. The programs can be tailored to meet company requirements in conjunction with a flexible delivery. This allows the program to be delivered with minimal interruption to company operations.
For further information please contact the Membership Office:
Ph: +61 7 3278 4490
Tel: +61 (0) 03 9795 2852
Mob: +61 (0) 411 438 879
34 LAWSON ST
OXLEY QLD 4075
FAX: +61 (0) 7 3278
Tel: +61 (0) 7 3278 4490
Mob: +61 (0) 413 015
packaging industry is an exciting industry; it is dynamic, fun, highly
technical, and always changing.“I recommend the Diploma in Packaging
Technology to anyone in the packaging industry wanting to improve their
packaging knowledge and I am looking forward to completing more studies
in this area.”
Sarah Squire Dip.Pkg.Tech MAIP
(winner of the inaugural Harry Lovell Award)