Overview of Packaging Technology



The Overview of Packaging Technology (OPT) course is now offered as an On-Line course and is ideal for those who are new to the packaging field and who have little or no previous knowledge of packaging and, typically, not have had much - if any - technical schooling, packaging background or experience. They would probably be working in a packaging environment where theoretical and practical packaging knowledge would be beneficial to them. e.g. trainee packaging technologist, machine operator, packaging line team leader, packaging material salesman, packaging material buyer, logistics controller / supervisor, or packaging material laboratory / QC assistant. This course is also aimed at persons very new to packaging – for example, school leavers interested in this field as a possible vocation, or perhaps newly recruited employees / first time workers.


The course takes a training approach with a significant practical content during class sessions. Practical packaging assessments would introduce packaging identification and measurement skills as found in the industrial laboratory. At the conclusion of the course the students should have a broad (but limited) grasp of the technologies

of packaging, and the materials and processes involved in the industry. This will equip them to contribute more meaningfully in their employment.


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The Three-Tiered Education Programme
The Overview of Packaging Technology (OPT) course offers a seamless introduction to the more in-depth content of the Institute’s One Year Diploma in Packaging Technology (OYD).The Advanced Packaging Diploma (APD) is aimed at those either being prepared, or preparing themselves, for management level positions in the packaging industry. The new Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) award is the highest designation offered by IPSA for the packaging professional. 


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