Commissioner's Information Bulletin 594

Manufacturing - Traineeships

Date of effect: 9 August 2013

Updated: 14 June 2016

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) includes information on two Training Packages:

MSMv2 Manufacturing Training Package three Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) have been varied to update five qualification codes to align with MSMv2 Manufacturing Training Package. These are:

  • Process Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing - Production Management
  • Surface Preparation and Coating Application

MSA07v8.4 Manufacturing Training Package

There are no changes to the remaining VTOs.

Superseded bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin is updated.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

MSA07v8.4 Manufacturing Training Package includes twenty qualifications ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma. The following four qualifications support traineeship pathways:

MSMv2 Manufacturing Training Package includes sixteen qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Diploma. The following twelve qualifications support traineeships:

Transition arrangements

From 14 December 2015 Training Services NSW and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) transition arrangements will be aligned.

A superseded qualification in the Vocational Training Orders on this page can be specified on apprentice and traineeship applications for up to 12 months after the training package is released on the National Register.

Registered training organisations (RTOs) may commence training in either the new or superseded qualification but must meet the requirements of ASQA. For more information refer to ASQA's General Direction - Learner Transition.

Technology Cadetships

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA), the NSW Industry Training Advisory Body, has advised that traineeships linked to the Manufacturing Technology qualifications will be promoted within the context of a Technology Cadetship. This is an initiative of the Australian Industry Group designed to encourage more school leavers to pursue careers in the manufacturing industry.

Competency based completion

On successful completion of the relevant qualification:

  • parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship or traineeship prior to the nominal completion date of the training contract or;
  • Training Services NSW may issue letters from the Commissioner to both parties inviting them to consider competency based completion if it has received advice from the training organisation that the apprentice or trainee is eligible to receive their qualification.

For more information and an application form, click here.

Industrial arrangements

Applications under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to establish a traineeship, whether full-time, part-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that the appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.

Trainees may be employed under the following awards:

All private sector employers and employees in New South Wales are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission). The industrial instrument that applies is a national (modern) award or a current enterprise agreement registered with the Commission. Further information is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman by telephoning 13 13 94 or via their website.

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

In New South Wales there are licensing requirements in plumbing, electrical, gas-fitting, air-conditioning and welding that may impact on the manufacturing, service and repair of recreational vehicles.

The following are some areas of work for which a licence may be required:

  • LP gas or putting in place tubing and fittings for the use of LP gas
  • electrical fitting
  • operation of vehicles, machinery and equipment such as motor vehicles and forklifts.

Enquiries regarding New South Wales licensing requirements should be directed to NSW Fair Trading.

School based traineeships

Manufacturing Skills Australia advises that the following qualifications are suitable for delivery in schools:

For qualifications available for delivery in schools, click here.
For information about the delivery of training for school based traineeships, refer to Training Arrangements.

Registered training organisations

For registered training providers which can deliver the apprenticeship qualifications go to training.gov.au.

A list of training organisations which are in contract with the NSW Department of Industry to be paid for the delivery of the training is here.

When developing Training Plans, registered training providers should ensure that the training program satisfies the qualification packaging requirements and at the same time, reflects the nature of the business. Training Plans should be customised so that workplace activities support and align with the qualification units of competency.

Funding arrangements

On 1 January 2015 the NSW Government introduced new fee arrangements for government subsidised vocational education and training (VET). Under Smart and Skilled, all apprenticeship and most traineeship qualifications are subsidised. For a full list of all the qualifications refer to the current NSW Skills List. Information on the types and levels of subsidies can be found in the "Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy". Training for existing-worker trainees is not subsidised.

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

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

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioners Information Bulletin, please contact Apprenticeships and Traineeships on telephone (02) 8267 7704.

Approved by Emil Tabone
Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Manufacturing Technology

Certificate III and IV trainees have five available pathways:

  • CAD/Drafting
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Technical Officer
  • Polymer Technology

Diploma and Advanced Diploma level trainees have two available pathways:

  • Metallurgy
  • Polymer Technology

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)/Drafting trainees learn:

  • CAD and traditional drafting principles
  • information technology
  • manufacturing processes and operations

On successful completion, the trainee can be employed as a Detailed Draftsperson or CAD Operator.

Manufacturing Operations trainees learn:

  • industrial engineering
  • production planning
  • supervision and teamwork principles

On successful completion, the trainee can be employed as a Production Planner, estimator or continue through further on and off the job study to a management role.

Laboratory Operations trainees learn:

  • laboratory operations
  • quality and testing functions

On successful completion, the trainee can be employed as a Junior Scientific Officer or a Technician.

Technical Officer trainees learn:

  • general manufacturing based skills
  • specific technical knowledge in areas such as rubber, plastics, or cast metal units

On successful completion, the trainee can be employed as a Technical Officer in their relevant industry.

Polymer trainees will have opportunities in the plastics, rubber and cablemaking processing industries to develop high level technical skills in their workplace. The trainees develop wide variety of competencies most of which are complex and non routine. The skills involve:

  • planning
  • developing procedures
  • training and practice evaluation

Metallurgy trainees learn how to experiment, analyse and interpret the structure and engineering properties of raw and processed materials. They will learn:

  • techniques for extracting metals and alloys by high temperature smelting or leach precipitation
  • how to organise the recovery of samples from various stages of processing for laboratory analysis and testing

Trainees at the Diploma and Advanced levels will learn:

  • technical skills
  • to prepare cost budgets of operations
  • to work out the financial possibility of processes
  • to supervise and co-ordinate workers in the process of extracting metals and alloys

Process Manufacturing

Trainees’ duties in process manufacturing may involve:

  • assembling and organising materials
  • chemically cutting or joining materials
  • packaging goods
  • loading and unloading goods
  • using cranes and gantries to shift loads

The qualifications have been developed for use across the three process manufacturing sectors of:

  • chemical, hydrocarbons and refining
  • plastics, rubber and cablemaking
  • manufactured mineral products

Certificate II level trainees could work in support roles directly related to producing products. They will learn to:

  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • work safely
  • process and record information

Certificate III level trainees could work as advanced production workers. Building on competencies previously achieved, they will learn to:

  • use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products
  • operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or 'specialised processes' and elsewhere when required
  • undertake more advanced roles, working in accordance with the operating procedures

Certificate IV level trainees could work as advanced production workers. They will learn to:

  • operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or other product conversion processes in manufacturing
  • work independently
  • implement technical and theoretical problem solving techniques according to the needs of the work required to produce products
  • use a range of equipment
  • perform a range of high level technical operations and manufacturing tasks required for producing products

Diploma level trainees could work in job roles that assist organisations to improve production. They will gain skills needed to assist organisations to improve production. These are skills applicable to the design and control of production systems within a manufacturing environment, including planning, scheduling, tracking, analysing and directing production processes.
The qualification has no entry requirement. However, it is recommended that trainees possess operational or technical skills related to the organisation seeking production improvements. The competencies may be gained either through prior relevant experience or qualifications.

Recreational Vehicles

Trainees diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. They specialise in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances and interior components.

Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles - trainees lead work teams and provide supervision of people undertaking the manufacture and service and repair of recreational vehicles, including motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons and fifth wheelers.

Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing - trainees sell products and services relating to recreational vehicles including motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons and fifth wheelers.

Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing - trainees manage the sales of recreational vehicles and accessories within a retail outlet. They lead sales teams and provide supervision of people in the sale of motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons and fifth wheelers.

Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing - trainees work under supervision manufacturing recreational vehicles, including motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons and fifth wheelers. This may include performing stages of manufacture and undertaking modifications.

Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing - this is a trade-level qualification and trainees would be expected to work under supervision manufacturing recreational vehicles, including: motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons, and fifth wheelers.

Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair - trainees work under supervision in a workshop servicing and repairing recreational vehicles including motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons and fifth wheelers.  

Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair - this is a trade-level qualification and trainees would be expected to work under supervision servicing and repairing recreational vehicles, including: motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, slide-ons, fifth wheelers

Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - trainees may be involved in:

  • preparing surfaces for initial application of protective coatings
  • applying liquid protective surface coatings
  • the reapplication of protective coatings
  • abrasively blasting clean surfaces to Australian Standard requirements
  • applying solid polmer surface coatngs

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Manufacturing Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

12 December 2008

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology where the trainee holds the
    MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology or MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSA50108 Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSA60108 Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

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Process Manufacturing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

6 July 2012

Updated

14 June 2016

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • MSM20116 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing where the trainee holds MSM20116 Certificate II in Process Manufacturing
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing where the trainee holds MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

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Process Manufacturing - Production Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

6 July 2012

Updated

14 June 2016

Qualification

MSM50316 Diploma of Production Management

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • MSM50316 Diploma of Production Management by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM50316 Diploma of Production Management where the trainee holds MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

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Recreational Vehicles - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 September 2011

Updated

29 February 2016

Qualification

MSM41015 Certificate IV in Recreation Vehicles

Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • MSM41015 Certificate IV in Recreation Vehicles by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM41015 Certificate IV in Recreation Vehicles where the trainee MSM31115 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture or MSM31015 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

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Recreational Vehicles - Accessories Retailing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 September 2011

Updated

29 February 2016

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • MSM31215 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM41115 Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM41115 Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing where the trainee holds MSM31215 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

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Recreational Vehicles - Manufacture - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 September 2011

Updated

29 February 2016

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • MSM21115 Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM31115 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM31115 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture where the trainee holds MSM21115 Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

MSM21115 Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period

2 months

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Recreational Vehicles - Service and Repair - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 September 2011

Updated

29 February 2016

Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • MSM21015 Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM31015 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MSM31015 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair where the trainee holds MSM21015 Certificate II Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

MSM21015 Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period

2 months

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Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

28 May 2010

Updated

14 June 2016

Qualification

MSM30216 Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

3 months

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