Commissioner's Information Bulletin 670

Property Services

Property Services - Traineeships

Date of effect: 22 June 2017

Updated: 14 June 2019

Bulletin Information

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) the Property Services and Technical Security vocations transition to the CIB 682. All other VTO's remain unchanged.

The following VTO's are transferred to Commissioner's Information Bulletin 682

  • Property Services - Home Sustainability Assessment
  • Property Services - Real Estate Practice
  • Property Services - Strata Community Management
  • Technical Security

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 660.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Competency based completion

School based 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 Andrew Bryson of the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum NSW ITAB Ltd on mobile 0407 020 913.

Approved by David Collins
the Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job Descriptions

Asset Maintenance - Trainees

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.

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


Asset Maintenance - Cleaning Operations and Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Updated 1 March 2018
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
    • 24 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
Updated 11 January 2019
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP31218 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 CPP31218 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

CPP31218 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

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
Page last updated: 14 June 2019