Commissioner's Information Bulletin 715

Asset Maintenance and Surveying and Spatial Information Services Traineeships

Date of effect: 3 September 2021

In this new Commissioner's Information Bulletin: two traineeship vocations are established, one traineeship vocation is repealed and two traineeship vocations are varied as follows:

The following two traineeship vocations are designated and the associated qualification pathways established:

The following traineeship vocation is repealed and the associated qualification pathways deleted:

  • Surveying
    • CPP40216 Certificate IV in Surveying
    • CPP50116 Diploma of Surveying

The following traineeship vocations are varied and the associated pathways updated:

Additionally, all industrial instruments have been updated in alignment with the review of modern awards.

All other VTO information remains unchanged.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 670.

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

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 831. 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 Max Wilson, Communications, Finance Industries and Property Services Ltd (ACFIPS) NSW ITAB on mobile 0407 070 840.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Asset Maintenance - Trainees

Certificate II trainees will perform routine cleaning work maintain storage areas and cleaning equipment.

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 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.

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

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

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

Asset Maintenance - Cleaning Operations and Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 September 2012
Updated 18 September 2019
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • CPP20617 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
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning
  • 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
Updated 3 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP20521 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP30821 Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP20521 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
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 15 May 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • CPP30119 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 15 May 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP31218 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP41319 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP31218 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service
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 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
Updated 15 May 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • CPP30719 Certificate III in Waste Management
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP40919 Certificate IV in Waste Management
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP30719 Certificate III in Waste Management
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 3 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of training Full time:
  • CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP41721 - Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
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 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 (Spatial Information Services) - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of training Full time:
  • CPP41721 - Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Spatial Information)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CPP50221 Diploma of Spatial Information Services
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP41721 Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Spatial Information)
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 (Surveying) - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of training Full time:
  • CPP41721 - Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CPP50121 Diploma of Surveying
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds CPP41721 Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying)
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
Page last updated: 3 September 2021