Commissioner's Information Bulletin 613

Automotive Manufacturing - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Automotive

Date of issue: 13 February 2019

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin national qualification codes for three qualification codes have been updated: AUM20118, AUM20218 and AUM30218 in the AUMv2.0 Automotive Manufacturing Training Package. All qualifications are deemed equivalent.

All other information remains unchanged for the VTOs.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 568.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Licensing requirements marked with a single (#) or double (##) hash indicator

Industrial arrangements

Competency based progression for apprenticeships

Competency based completion

Part-time apprenticeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioner's Information Bulletin, please contact Apprenticeships and Traineeships on (02) 8267 7704. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile, please contact Debbie Joyce, Automotive Training Board (NSW) ITAB on mobile 0419 436 685.


David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Apprenticeship

Certificate III reflects the role of individuals in the production of bus, truck and trailer and components manufacture. People who hold this qualification may work as tradespersons, managers or be self-employed. Job roles may include:

  • Automotive Manufacturing Technician
  • Vehicle Body Builder Technician
  • Coach Builder Technician
  • Sub Assembly Technician

Traineeships

Certificate IV reflects the role of master technicians in the automotive manufacturing sector. The qualification for automotive manufacturing industries, including passenger motor vehicle and bus, truck and trailer.

Diploma level reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of specialist roles in the automotive manufacturing sector. This may involve undertaking a range of complex and non-routine tasks with substantial self-direction and judgement, including leadership of others.

Certificate II reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks in the manufacturing sector. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited. The qualification is suitable for entry into the automotive manufacturing industry.

Job roles r may include:

  • Automotive Body Builder
  • Production Worker
  • Component Assembler

Certificate II reflects passenger vehicle production roles in the automotive manufacturing industry. These may include undertaking a range of limited supervisory tasks with accountability for the quality outcomes. The qualification is suitable for entry into the automotive manufacturing industry.

Job roles for Automotive Manufacturing Production - Passenger Motor Vehicle may include:

  • Product Assembler
  • Vehicle Body Assembler
  • Vehicle Production Worker
  • Component Assembler
  • Warehouse and Material Logistics

Certificate III reflects the role of individuals in passenger vehicle production roles in the automotive manufacturing industry. This may include performing a range of supervisory or specialist roles, such as quality specialist, process specialist, team leader or production supervisor. The qualification is suitable for entry into the automotive manufacturing industry.

Job roles may include:

  • Product/Component Assembler
  • Vehicle Body Assembler
  • Vehicle Production Worker
  • Team Leader/Production Supervisor
  • Quality Specialist
  • Process Specialist

Competency Based Progression

Note: Competency based progression (CBP) applies to apprentices employed under any award that incorporates CBP provisions - for more information see Industrial arrangements.
Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 48 months or part-time nominal term of 72 months - direct entry.
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

Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to stage 2:

  • on attainment of 25% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and

  • 18 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices

Progression to Stage 3

Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 3:

  • On attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and

  • 18 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices

Progression to Stage 4

Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 4:

  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan

or

  • 12 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and

  • 18 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices

Exit

  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant 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.

Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 30 months or part-time nominal term of 45 months – reduced from full-time nominal term of 48 months where the apprentice holds the lower level qualification specified in the VTO.
The rate of progress will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship

Entry, progression and exit requirements

Apprentices enter Stage 2

Progression to Stage 3

Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 3:

  • on attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan

    or
  • 6 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

    and
  • 9 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices

Progression to Stage 4

Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 4:

  • on attainment of 75 % of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan

    or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

    and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices

Exit

  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant 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.

Apprenticeship

Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer - Apprenticeship #

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 November 2013
Updated 13 February 2019
Qualification AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer where the apprentice holds AUM20218 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus/Truck/Trailer
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer by direct entry
    • 72 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus/Truck/Trailer where the apprentice holds AUM20218 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus/Truck/Trailer
    • 45 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served.
For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

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 130 days of on-the-job training.

The apprentice’s progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Traineeships

Automotive Manufacturing - Traineeship ##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 13 November 2013
Updated 21 February 2014
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • AUM40113 Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUM50113 Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Probationary period 2 months

Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus/Truck/Trailer - Traineeship ##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 13 November 2013
Updated 13 February 2019
Qualification AUM20218 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus/Truck/Trailer
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:


See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

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 130 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Automotive Manufacturing Production - Passenger Motor Vehicle - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 13 November 2013
Updated 13 February 2019
Qualification AUM20118 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Passenger Motor Vehicle
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 2 months

Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Passenger Motor Vehicle - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 13 November 2013
Updated 21 February 2014
Qualification AUM30113 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Passenger Motor Vehicle
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
Page last updated: 13 February 2019