Commissioners Information Bulletin 527

Drafting Trade (Structural Design) - Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Engineering

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.

Job descriptions

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.

Industrial arrangements

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

A copy of the Vocational Training Order is available for inspection on this internet site below or at any State Training Services Regional Office of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Enquiries

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.

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Drafting Trade (Structural Design) - Apprenticeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 December 2011
Course of study 40603SA Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation)
Term of training

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

The rate of progress will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship

Entry, progression and exit requirements

Stage 1

Nil entry requirements.

Progression to Stage 2 

Apprentices progress to Stage 2:

  • on attainment of 25% of the total units of competency for the 40603A Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation) qualification as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier)

Progression to Stage 3

Apprentices progress to Stage 3:

  • On attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the 40603A Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation) qualification as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) 

Progression to Stage 4

Apprentices progress to Stage 4:

  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the 40603A Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation) course as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier)

Exit

  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the 40603A Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.
School based

40603SA Diploma of Engineering Drafting (Structural specialisation)

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.

Probationary period

3 months

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