Commissioner's Information Bulletin 698

Engineering - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services

Date of effect: 30 October 2020

Updated: 13 November 2020

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) two additional School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) are added for the Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) launch. The apprenticeship vocations are:

  • Engineering - Fabrication
  • Engineering - Mechanical

The associated qualifications MEM30319 and MEM30219 and are located in the MEMv2.0 Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.

Please note additional information regarding RTO training and assessment requirements from the companion volume.

There are no changes to the remaining vocations.

Superseded bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes CIB 689.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition arrangements

Part-time apprenticeships

Competency based completion provisions for apprentices

Competency based completion

Industrial arrangements

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 83. 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 Leon Drury NSW ITAB Mobile: 0414 912 383.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Apprenticeships

Engineering Certificate IV level apprentices may be seeking to expand on lower level competencies to expand their knowledge and skills through a higher level apprenticeship. At the core level, they will learn to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

In mechanical, electrical/electronic or fabrication trade disciplines, the job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of equipment and machinery, the fabrication of structures and assemblies, manufacture of sheet metal work, as well as use of relevant machinery, equipment and joining techniques.

Diploma level apprentices may be existing engineering tradespersons who choose to gain a higher level qualification in the manufacturing, engineering or related industries. They will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • workplace communication
  • occupational health and safety processes
  • quality procedures systems and planning
  • engineering measurement, computations and computer technology

Apprentices will also achieve advanced industry- specific skills in welding, boilermaking, metal casting, patternmaking, metal machining, maintenance and diagnostics and electrotechnology, according to the apprentice’s current or intended employment.

Casting Moulding apprentices will gain core competencies to:

  • producing sand moulds by hand and/or use moulding machines
  • pour and trim castings and operate monitor melting furnaces
  • Interpret technical drawing and undertake manual handling
  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • plan, organise and communicate information
  • use power tools/hand held operations
  • manage computing technology

In manufacturing and engineering related sectors, the work roles may include dye casting, preparing and producing moulds, performing manual heating and thermal cutting, operating mobile load shifting equipment forging and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

Composites apprentices will learn to:

  • lay composites
  • select and use materials and components for composite products
  • handle, use and store materials and components used in composites
  • undertake repairs and modifications to composite components
  • undertake repairs and modifications using composites
  • adjust resin chemicals for composite products and conditions
  • select and use joining techniques

Upon graduation, apprentices may work in composites manufacturing or repair. The composites tradesperson may work in an aerospace, civil construction, general manufacturing, marine, vehicle or other organisation as a composites specialist.

Electrical/Electronic apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

They will then undertake specialist trade elective units.
Working in manufacturing and engineering related sectors, the job roles may include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of electrical and electronic devices systems.

Fabrication apprentices will gain core competencies to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

They will then undertake specialist trade elective units.
In manufacturing and engineering related sectors, the work roles would include metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • commission of mobile and stationary plant servicing: diagnosis and rectification of faults, condition monitoring, and preventative maintenance
  • may diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits and electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant equipment
  • maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
  • diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
  • apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
  • diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

Apprentices’ work in roles which may include: design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment.

Jewellery Manufacture apprentices may work as jeweller or jewellery designers for a retailer or manufacturer.
They will learn to apply engineering principles in:

  • designing and manufacturing individual pieces of jewellery using a wide range of materials, techniques and procedures
  • diagnosing and correcting jewellery flaws and faults
  • designing creatively in order to meet the changing needs of society from national identity and cultural trends, to personal adornment and aesthetics, socio-economic factors and tourism

Locksmithing apprentices will gain the technical skills and knowledge required by locksmiths, including how to apply engineering principles to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

They will also learn how to install and repair locks and related equipment.

Marine Craft Construction apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

They will then acquire specific industry skills in a marine craft construction trade area.

Upon graduation, apprentices may be employed in the boat manufacturing industry as a boat builder or in the boat repair industry as a boat repairer.

Engineering - Mechanical apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

They will then undertake specialist trade elective units.

In manufacturing and engineering related sectors, the work roles would include the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment.

Engineering - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • perform engineering measurements and computations
  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • manage computing technology

The specialist trade elective units apply to the manufacturing and engineering sector the skills associated with this qualification apply to a wide range HVAC/R work, including assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

Engineering – Tool Making apprentices, at the core level, will learn to:

  • perform  basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • perform general machining, lathe operations, milling operations and grinding operations
  • interpret technical drawing and undertake precision mechanical measurements and computations
  • undertake manual handling and apply occupational health and safety principles
  • use hand tools and tools for precision work
  • apply quality systems and procedures
  • Dismantle, replace and assessable engineering components
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • organise and communicate information
  • interact with computing technology
  • They will then undertake specialist trade elective units.

The achievement of competencies will be acquired through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies in the manufacturing and engineering related sectors

Watch and Clock Service and Repair apprentices will gain competencies in the disassembly, assembly, installation, adjustment, replacement, modification, testing, fault-finding, and maintenance and service of watch and clock cases, mechanisms and other relevant components.

They may also learn to manufacture watch and clock components and set up and operate a horological workshop or a service centre.

Upon graduation, apprentices may be employed in a variety of watch and clock service related businesses, including retail stores, manufacturer service centres and specialist watch and clock service and repair businesses, and including self employment.

Traineeships

Engineering Applied Technologies Diploma individuals gain the skills and knowledge to use digitalisation techniques that merge the traditional and emerging technologies, from product design through to manufacture.

They use a systems approach to troubleshoot every aspect of the ‘smart factory’ and they incorporate concepts of innovation and change to achieve tangible outcomes. They have extensive knowledge of Industry 4.0, customisation, and product life cycle management.

Possible job/titles roles may include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technician
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Technologist
  • Digital Technologist
  • Industry 4.0 Systems Technician
  • Internet of Things Data Technician.

Engineering Boating Services Certificates II, III and IV traineeships are for people who want to work in the recreational boating industry engaged in the design manufacture, maintenance, service and repair, transport, crewing, storage, marketing, management or retailing of boats and boating products. Trainees will learn to maintain, service and repair boats and work safely in a marina, slipway, boat building facility and marine dealership. Trainees may be employed as Marina hand, general purpose yard hand in marina or slipway operation or boat building facility or in a general boating or boating products retail organisation.

Engineering Drafting traineeship at Certificate IV level covers the skills and knowledge required for a detail draftsperson producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering or manufacturing work environment. The qualification may be packaged to meet the specific needs of drafting in mechanical and machine construction and maintenance, steel fabrication, other fabrication services and assembly, mechanical services, electrical services, fluid power, piping assembly, and so on.

Trainees will be required to produce detail drawings according to engineering design intent and required Australian Standards (AS). Skills required include use of computer-aided design (CAD) software functions and ability to apply industry and discipline specific knowledge to produce models, drawings and schematics for specialised engineering-related areas of industry. Skills required include knowledge of engineering principles for the specialised area as well as mathematics together with appropriate drafting skills. The qualification applies to drawings produced to specifications required by designers and to all relevant standards, including AS 1100.101-1992 Technical drawing - General principles. Skills covered may also include information gathering, such as on-site visits, calculations, consultations and research.

Generalist traineeships at Certificate II level will enable employment at the basic production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Trainees will learn:

  • effective workplace communication
  • occupational health and safety principles
  • quality procedures systems and planning
  • industry specific skills relevant to their current or intended employment.

Generalist traineeships at Advanced Diploma level will enable employment at an engineering associate level, involving tasks such as engineering design, engineering management and project management. Trainees will gain compulsory competencies in:

  • organising and analysing information
  • interacting with computing technology
  • selecting engineering materials

With electives, they may specialise in areas such as mechatronics, manufacturing, maintenance, aeronautics and avionics.

Advanced Jewellery Manufacture traineeships at Certificate IV level are for people who are existing jewellery tradespersons or apprentices in a jewellery-related trade who choose to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship. Trainees will develop additional skills associated with the jewellery trade such as gem setting, engraving or jewellery manufacturing skills as required in jewellery manufacturing and retail and wholesale jewellery enterprises. Trainees can be employed as Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in jewellery-related disciplines, Jeweller Tradesperson Special Class, or related classification depending on the Award or Agreement.

Production systems traineeships are for people who want to work at the production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Trainees will learn:

  • effective workplace communication
  • occupational health and safety principles
  • quality procedures systems and planning
  • engineering measurement, computations and computer technology
  • industry specific skills relevant to their current or intended employment

Production technology traineeships are for people who want to work at the intermediate production operator level in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Trainees will learn:

  • effective workplace communication
  • occupational health and safety principles
  • application of quality systems and procedures
  • how to provide on the job training
  • application of sustainable work practices
  • industry specific skills relevant to their current or intended employment

Traineeships in Technical aspects of engineering at Certificate III level are for people who seek employment in technical (non-trade) occupations such as CAD drafter, production scheduler or engineering assistant. Trainees will gain competencies in:

  • organising and communicating information
  • interacting with computing technology
  • participating in environmentally sustainable work practices

With electives, skills will be gained in areas related to current or intended employment, including CAD, drafting, quality assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and basic non-destructive testing.

Traineeships in Technical aspects of engineering at Diploma level are for people seeking employment in the metal and engineering industry in occupations at engineering technician level carrying out tasks such as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring. Trainees will further their training from Certificate III level and also learn to:

  • select common engineering materials
  • apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related
    environment

With electives, trainees may specialise in areas relevant to their current or intended employment, such as CAD, drafting, quality control/assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing.


Competency Based Progression

Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 12 months or part-time nominal term of 18 months – reduced from a full-time nominal terms 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 4

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.


For 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, part-time and school based 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

Engineering - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeships

Full-time:

  • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade - 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the apprentice holds one of the following qualifications:
    • MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering – Production Systems
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
    • MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
    • MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade
    • MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
    • MEM30719 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
    • MEM30819 Certificate III in Locksmithing
    • MEM31119 Certificate III in Engineering – Composites Trade
    • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
    • AUR30505 Certificate III in Marine

Part-time:

  • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
    • 72 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade by direct entry
    • 72 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade –18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the apprentice holds one of the following qualifications:
    • MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering - -Production Systems
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
    • MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
    • MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
    • MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
    • MEM30719 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
    • MEM30819 Certificate III in Locksmithing
    • MEM31119 Certificate III in Engineering – Composites Trade
    • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
    • AUR30505 Certificate III in Marine

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 100 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

Engineering - Casting and Moulding Trade - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 October 2020
Qualification MEM31719 Certificate III in Engineering - Casting and Moulding Trade
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31719 Certificate III in Engineering - Casting and Moulding Trade

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

Engineering - Composites - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualification MEM31119 Certificate III in Engineering (Composites Trade)
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31119 Certificate III in Engineering (Composites Trade)

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

Engineering Electrical/Electronic - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Qualification MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade

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

Engineering - Fabrication - Apprenticeship ^

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 13 November 2020
Qualification MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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.


Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) ^

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 42 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 50 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 October 2020
Qualification MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

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

Engineering - Jewellery Manufacture - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualification MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

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

Engineering - Locksmithing - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 18 September 2019
Qualification MEM30819 Certificate III in Locksmithing
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30819 Certificate III in Locksmithing

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

Engineering - Marine Craft Construction - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 18 September 2019
Qualification MEM30719 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30719 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

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

Engineering - Mechanical - Apprenticeship ^

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 13 November 2020
Qualification MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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.


Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) ^

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 42 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 50 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Engineering - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 October 2020
Qualification MEM31319 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31319 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

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

Engineering - Toolmaking Trade - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 October 2020
Qualification MEM31519 Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31519 Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade

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

Engineering - Watch and Clock Service and Repair - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 August 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualification MEM31019 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 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

MEM31019 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair

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

Traineeships

Engineering - Applied Technologies - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 January 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

  • 72 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships.

For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary periods 3 months

Engineering - Boating Services - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 27 October 2006
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • MEM20305 Certificate II in Boating Services
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM30919 Certificate III in Boating Services by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM30919 Certificate III in Boating Services where the trainee holds MEM20305 Certificate II in Boating Services or has attained the competencies through prior learning or industry experience
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM40205 Certificate IV in Boating Services by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM40205 Certificate IV in Boating Services where the trainee holds MEM30919 Certificate III in Boating Services or has attained the competencies through prior learning or industry experience
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See nominal terms and hours for part-time traineeships

School based

MEM20305 Certificate II in Boating 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 100 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
Competency outcomes See MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package

Engineering - Drafting - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 January 2013
Qualification MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering - Drafting

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering - Drafting
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 3 months

Engineering - General - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 8 June 2012
Updated 12 April 2013
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieve
  • MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering where the trainee holds MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering

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 periods

Where the nominal term is:

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

Engineering - Jewellery Manufacture - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 January 2013
Qualification MEM40311 Certificate IV in Advanced Jewellery Manufacture

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • MEM40311 Certificate IV in Advanced Jewellery Manufacture by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM40311 Certificate IV in Advanced Jewellery Manufacture where the trainee holds MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

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

Engineering - Production Systems - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 8 June 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualification MEM30119 Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems
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

Engineering - Production Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 8 June 2012
Updated 8 May 2020
Qualification MEM20219 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
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

Engineering - Technical - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 8 June 2012
Updated 12 April 2013
Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical by direct entry
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical where the trainee holds MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical
    • 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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