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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Foundry Tradesperson (Moulder)

Employees produce sand moulds by hand or use moulding machines, pour and trim castings and operate and monitor melting furnaces. Castings may be ferrous or non-ferrous metal and may be straight forward or involve complex shapes. Sand moulds are made to predetermined tolerances and required specifications. Metal type for casting is pre-determined and graded by weight. Castings are trimmed using a range of hand tools and hand held power tools or fettling machines. Melting furnaces can be manual or semi-automatic operation and may be gas or electric fired.
Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award classification on completion: C10

Summary of Training

CORE UNITS - All 12 units required

  • 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 delivery of on the job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE UNITS - Group A - Fabrication Trade stream units

  • Operate melting furnaces
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Produce moulds and core by hand
  • Operate sand moulding and core making machine
  • Pour molten metals
  • Fettle and trim metal castings and forgings
  • Perform refractory installation and repair
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

Group B - Trade Specialisation units

  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Operate and monitor machine/process
  • Apply basic engineering design concepts
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Operate fixed and moveable load shifting equipment
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass

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

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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.

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Availability Information and More Details

Foundry Tradesperson (Moulder) - MEM30305
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 685 480 660 295 190 75 30 40
ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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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.

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ANZSCO Classification: 322114

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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