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Composites Tradesperson

Employees are tradespersons working with composites within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.
Work may cover:
- laying up composites
- selecting and using materials and components for composite products
- handling, using and storing materials and components used in composites
- undertaking repairs and modifications to composite components
- undertaking repairs and modifications using composites
- adjusting resin chemicals for composite products and conditions
- selecting and using joining techniques.
People with this qualification may work in a large manufacturing organisation, a smaller workshop, a repair facility, a defence or a government facility.
Note - ‘composites’ in this application refers to reinforced resin components and does not include geo-textile or other industrial textiles.

Summary of Training

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Lay up composites using open moulding techniques AND
  • Lay up composites using vacuum closed moulding techniques OR
  • Lay up composites using pressure closed moulding techniques
  • Make basic plugs for composites fabrication
  • Make basic moulds for composites fabrication
  • Mark and cut out sheets for composite use
  • Select and use reinforcing appropriate for product
  • Select and use resin systems appropriate for product
  • Select and use cores and fillers appropriate for product
  • Store and handle composite materials
  • Determine materials and techniques for a composite component or product
  • Record and trial work processes for one-off composite products
  • Select and use composite processes or systems appropriate for product
  • Adjust resin chemicals for current conditions
  • Select and apply repair techniques
  • Select and use joining techniques
  • Prepare composite or other substrate surfaces
  • Organise composite trials
  • Finish a composite product
  • Identify and interpret required standards for composites

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 6065

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Composites Tradesperson - MEM31112
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Commencements 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

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