Commissioner's Information Bulletin 670

Property Services - Traineeships

Date of effect: 22 June 2017

Bulletin Information

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

In this CIB one Vocation will be deleted and the two associated qualifications removed to align with changes in the CPP07v14.2 Property Services Training Package.

The Vocation deleted and related traineeship pathways removed are:

Asset Maintenance – Carpet Cleaning Operations

  • CPP20711 - Certificate II in Carpet Cleaning Operations
  • CPP31111 - Certificate III in Carpet Cleaning Operations

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 660.

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Job Descriptions

Asset Maintenance - Trainees

Certificate II trainees will perform routine cleaning work under supervision.

Certificate III trainees will perform the task of cleaners responsible for undertaking a range of routine and non-routine tasks according to work schedules, liaising with clients and in some cases members of the public, and operating in a range of general residential and commercial settings as well as specialist cleaning environments. The cleaner may work alone, with or without supervision, and has responsibility for selecting, preparing and using appropriate cleaning methods for a range of cleaning situations while ensuring safe work practices.

Certificate IV trainees will be cleaning industry personnel who use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of cleaning management contexts. Trainees may be responsible for wide-ranging operational cleaning management activity and for managing staff, providing quotations, planning and overseeing work, and providing customer support.

Certificate II trainees will work as fire equipment service technical assistants responsible for non-trade installation and regular servicing of fire protection equipment and systems. Trainees will inspect, test and maintain a range of fire protection equipment and systems either in the field and/or in a workshop.

Certificate III trainees will work as fire protection equipment service technicians responsible for non-trade installation, commissioning and complex servicing of fire protection systems. Trainees may specialise in installing and commissioning pre-engineered fire-suppression systems; installing gaseous fire-suppression system containers and actuators; or conducting complex servicing of fire protection systems.

At the Certificate II and III level trainees duties may include:

  • Identifying types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
  • Demonstrating first attack firefighting equipment
  • Preparing for installation and servicing operations
  • Maintaining quality of work and promote continuous improvement

Certificate III is an entry-level qualification that provides training for swimming pool and spa technicians to routinely maintain swimming pools and spas in domestic, commercial and public settings.

Certificate IV provides swimming pool and spa technicians with the training required to treat water quality problems as well as service and repair the key components of domestic, commercial and public swimming pools and spas.

Certificate III trainees will learn to provide quotations and deliver urban pest management programs while maintaining equipment in a storage area and/or controlled urban pest management vehicle.

Certificate II level trainees will gain a variety of skills in the waste management industry including: customer service, OH&S policies and procedures, identification of hazards and environmental care. Other skills gained, depending on the electives chosen, are operating plant, maintaining the site, dispatching waste and loading/unloading goods.

Certificate III level trainees will gain a variety of skills in the waste management industry including customer service, occupational health and safety policies and procedures, identification of hazards and environmental care. Other skills gained, depending on the electives chosen, are rehabilitate landfill site, implement a waste management plan, determine waste management services and maintain asset management records and control. Some situations may require a licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle.

Certificate IV level trainees will gain a variety of skills in the waste management industry including customer service, occupational health and safety policies and procedures, identification of hazards and environmental care. Other skills gained, depending on the electives chosen, are developing waste management plans, developing environmental strategies, organising and monitoring waste management operations. Some situations may require a licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle.

Diploma level trainees will gain a variety of skills in the waste management industry including leadership and strategic direction for the organisation. They will be able to analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the waste management field. These individuals may be responsible for group outcomes and for the overall performance of waste management activities of an organisation.

Property Services - Trainees

Certificate III trainees will acquire skills to prepare them to work as an agent's representative in a real estate and/or stock and station agency. Trainees will receive elementary training in the law and practice of selling and leasing property, maintaining workplace safety, meeting customer needs and expectations and using and maintaining property and client information databases.

Certificate IV trainees will work in enterprises, government agencies and community organisations employing home sustainability assessors and in organisations funding home sustainability programs:

  • developing and implementing a sustainability assessment plan
  • evaluating energy and water consumption
  • evaluating the garden and environs
  • evaluating options for waste management
  • providing expert advice on sustainable choices for all of the above (both structural and behavioural change)
  • providing quality customer service on assessment of sustainability
  • maintaining workplace safety in the property industry
  • developing a risk assessment plan for Sustainability Assessors

Certificate III trainees will learn about the property industry. They will learn to:

  • communicate effectively with customers and meet their needs and expectations
  • collect and process property information
  • identify risks and opportunities in the industry
  • maintain workplace safety
  • monitor building facilities

Certificate IV trainees will learn to provide leadership in the property industry. They will be trained in property maintenance and repair, contract development, procurement processes, business networking, monitoring and utilising facilities and customer service strategies. Successful completion of specified units of competency will qualify the trainee for a strata managing agent's licence.

Certificate IV trainees with acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet conditions for a real estate agent's licence. Trainees will learn about:

  • the legal liability and responsibility of estate agents
  • real estate accounting requirements
  • the management of client and agency relationships
  • the listing and sale of properties
  • property leasing
  • the conduct of auctions
  • property management
  • property appraisals and risk management

Certificate IV employees usually operate in rural areas. They advise and represent farmers, graziers and properties in business transactions such as the buying and selling of livestock, wool, fertiliser, farming and grazing and, equipment and merchandise. They may specialise in:

  • livestock buying and /or selling
  • auctioneering
  • property and merchandise sales
  • arranging finance and insurance
  • pastoral inspections
  • stud stock or wool
    Successful completion of specified units of competency will qualify the trainee for a stock and station agent's licence.

Certificate III trainees will work as part of a strata community management team and will assist with the administration of strata communities by facilitating meetings of strata community members, monitoring the condition of building facilities and maintaining financial records associated with the management of strata communities.

Certificate IV trainees will work independently but may operate as part of a strata community management team. In this role the trainee will perform functions associated with the administration of strata communities, including facilitating meetings of strata community members, administering insurance for strata communities, handling strata community funds, as weel as maintaining business records and reporting on the financial activities of strata communities.

Surveying - Traineeships

Surveying is about the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information to describe the earth, its physical features and the built environment.
Graduates could work in land management, civil and structural engineering, asset management for local government or mining companies or helping police at crime scenes.

Certificate IV trainees will learn to:

  • operate surveying equipment
  • collect and set out survey data
  • maintain and edit survey data
  • survey computations
  • validate, store and retrieve spatial data
  • manage database systems
  • plan and conduct survey expeditions

Diploma trainees will learn land and planning law and how to:

  • create engineering drawings
  • design subdivision and control surveys
  • calculate advanced survey computations
  • design road and railways
  • plan spatial data collection and validation
  • produce maps for land management purposes
  • undertake survey field expeditions

Certificate III level trainees will learn to:

  • work with spatial data
  • read, interpret and apply maps
  • carry out basic spatial data acquisition techniques using Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS), Electronic Distance Measuring equipment, Geographic Information Systems, aerial photo interpretation, and computer aided drafting

Certificate IV level trainees will learn to:

  • maintain spatial systems
  • store and retrieve spatial data
  • collect basic GPS data
  • read and interpret basic image data and maps
  • obtain, maintain and validate existing spatial data
  • operate relevant computing packages
  • maintain workplace safety in the property industry

Diploma level trainees will learn to:

  • determine spatial data requirements
  • plan data collection and validation
  • capture new data
  • obtain and validate existing data
  • integrate spatial data sets
  • produce spatial project deliverables
  • determine suitable information sources to create new spatial datasets
  • develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations
  • apply information collected to environmental monitoring, crop forecasts, mining and management of emergencies

Certificate II level trainees are people entering the security industry who want to work in the technical area. The work will involve the installation of security systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and associated cabling.
Trainees will learn to:

  • communicate effectively in the security industry
  • follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
  • work effectively in the security industry
  • provide technical security services to clients
  • install security equipment and systems
  • perform routine maintenance on security equipment and systems
  • install, maintain and modify customer premises communication cabling: Australian Communications Authority (ACA) Restricted Rule

Certificate III level trainees will advance their skills through work to install, maintain and modify security systems, CCTV systems and associated cabling. Training will be given in a range of different technologies from stand lone alarm systems to fully integrated access control and Internet Provider CCTV systems.
In support of these competencies, trainees will learn to:

  • maintain workplace safety in the security industry
  • coordinate a quality security service to customers
  • identify technical security requirements
  • program security equipment and system
  • test installed security equipment and system
  • commission and decommission security equipment and system
  • identify and diagnose electronic security equipment and system fault
  • plan and coordinate installation of security equipment and system
  • maintain and service security equipment and system
  • install, maintain and modify customer premises communication cabling: ACA Open Rule

Asset Maintenance - Cleaning Operations and Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Updated 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP20611 Certificate II in Cleaning Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations where the trainee holds CPP20611 Certificate II in Cleaning Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40416 Certificate IV in Cleaning Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Asset Maintenance - Fire Protection Inspection and Testing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP20511 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30811 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30811 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing where the trainee holds CPP20511 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Asset Maintenance - Pest Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Updated 6 October 2015
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • CPP30115 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Asset Maintenance - Swimming Pool and Spa Service - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 May 2013
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP31212 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP41312 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP41312 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service where the trainee holds CPP31212 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based CPP31212 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service 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 144 days of on-the-job training.
Probationary period 2 months

Asset Maintenance - Waste Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP20411 Certificate II in Waste Management
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30711 Certificate III in Waste Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30711 Certificate III in Waste Management where the trainee holds CPP20411 Certificate II in Waste Management
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40911 Certificate IV in Waste Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40911 Certificate IV in Waste Management where the trainee holds CPP30711 Certificate III in Waste Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50811 Diploma of Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50811 Diploma of Asset Maintenance (Waste Management) where the trainee holds CPP40911 Certificate IV in Waste Management
    • o 36 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

Property Services - Agency - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 June 2012
Qualification CPP30211 Certificate III in Property Services (Agency)
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based CPP30211 Certificate III in Property Services (Agency) 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

Property Services - Home Sustainability Assessment - Traineeship

Date of effect 26 April 2013
Qualification CPP41110 Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment
Terms of training Full time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Property Services - Operations - Traineeship

Date of effect 1 June 2012
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP30311 Certificate III in Property Services (Operations)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40611 Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based CPP30311 Certificate III in Property Services (Operations) 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

Property Services - Real Estate - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 July 2009
Qualification CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
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

Property Services - Stock and Station Agency - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 July 2009
Qualification CPP40407 Certificate IV in Property Services (Stock and Station Agency)
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

Property Services - Strata Community Management - Traineeships

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management where the trainee holds CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Surveying - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 2 August 2013
Updated 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of training Full time:
  • CPP40216 Certificate IV In Surveying
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50116 Diploma of Surveying - direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50116 Diploma of Surveying - where the trainee holds CPP30216 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50116 Diploma of Surveying - where the trainee holds CPP40216 Certificate IV In Surveying
    • 24 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

Surveying and Spatial Information Services - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 2 August 2013
Updated 14 June 2016
Qualifications
Terms of training Full time:
  • CPP30216 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40316 Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40316 Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services where the trainee holds CPP30216 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50216 Diploma of Spatial Information Services by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50216 Diploma of Spatial Information Services where the trainee holds CPP30216 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50216 Diploma of Spatial Information Services where the trainee holds CPP40316 Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based CPP30216 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services 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 periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Technical Security - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 December 2011
Courses of study
Terms of training Full-time:
  • CPP20307 Certificate II in Technical Security
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30507 Certificate III in Technical Security
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based CPP20307 Certificate II in Technical Security 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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