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Surface Preparation and Coating Operator (Sheetmetal Trades Worker)

Surface Preparation and Coating Operators prepare surfaces and apply protective coatings in accordance with technical specifications on heavy industry, ships and infrastructure. The surfaces being prepared are typically metal (usually ferrous) and may be structural or have other mechanical requirements. The work is usually undertaken in a factory environment; in an on-site, outdoors environment; inside a vessel or other confined space; outside a vessel or structure at heights; or some combination of these.

Summary of Training

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • 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
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work safely
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Control surface finish production and finished product quality
  • Prepare surfaces for coating
  • Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
  • Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)
  • Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Apply protective coatings (advanced)
  • Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
  • Operate manual load shifting equipment
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Treat corrosion
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Assist in the development and delivery of training in the workplace
  • Use hand tools
  • Identify equipment faults
  • Use power tools/hand held operations 

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.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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DDiploma
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Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 535

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

Surface Preparation and Coating Operator (Sheetmetal Trades Worker) - MSM30216
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

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.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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