Commissioners Information Bulletin 527
Drafting Trade (Structural Design) - Apprenticeship
Date of effect: 16 December 2011
The trade vocation of Drafting Trade (Structural Design) has been varied to update the course of study to one with current accreditation.
Click here for the Drafting Trade (Structural Design) Vocational Training Order.
Qualifications, structure and packaging
40603SA Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation) will support the apprenticeship pathway.
Engineering drafting apprentices will work within drafting in the field of Engineering. They will support or supplement the work of a professional engineer by preparing drawings and specifications, designing to requirement, calculating and costing projects, coordinating and programming tasks, testing materials and developing quality control techniques.
Apprentices will learn to
- incorporate their broad knowledge and understanding with theoretical concepts, requiring substantial depth in some areas
- analyse and plan approaches to technical problems or management requirements
- transfer and apply theoretical concepts and technical and creative skills to a range of situations
- critically evaluate and analyse information.
Competency based progression
Apprentices employed under the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010 are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served.
The rate of progress is based on the nominal term of the apprenticeship, as specified in the Vocational Training Order.
Competency based completion
On successful completion of the relevant qualification, parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship prior to the nominal completion date of the training contract. For more information and an application form, click here.
Applications under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to establish apprenticeships, whether full-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.
Industry advise that apprentices may be employed under the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010.
A new national industrial relations system
All private sector employers and employees in New South Wales are now covered by the Fair Work national workplace relations system.
Further information and assistance is available from Fair Work Online or by telephoning 13 13 94.
School based apprenticeship
The qualification is suitable for delivery in schools.
For qualifications available for delivery in schools, click here.
For further information on the delivery of training for school based part-time apprenticeships, refer to Training Arrangements.
Learning resources and assessment materials
TAFE NSW has resources to support delivery of the course.
Registered training organisations
TAFE NSW is delivering the qualification.
Inspecting Vocational Training Order
For any enquiries regarding this Commissioners Information Bulletin, please contact the Vocational Training Tribunal Unit on telephone (02) 9266 8579.
Approved by Phillip Moore
Commissioner for Vocational Training.
|Date of effect||16 December 2011|
|Course of study||40603SA Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation)|
|Term of training||
The rate of progress will be determined as follows:
The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.