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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Maintenance Technical Officer

Working as a Maintenance Technical Officer, employees: develop maintenance schedules and manage projects; develop operational procedures and systems; implement safe working practices and environmental procedures; manage and supervise others and; coordinate work activities of individuals and/or teams.

Summary of Training

Core Units - all required

  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Conduct technical inspection of process plant and equipment
  • Test and commission electrical equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in D.C. circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Solve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuit
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Apply Occupational, Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Maintain quality systems within the team
  • Apply quality systems to work
  • Facilitate workplace communication
  • Monitor implementation of quality control for production and maintenance
  • Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures
  • Control permit to work operations
  • Plan and organise work
  • Coordinate team activities
  • Manage Work, Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • Produce maintenance strategies for generation production plant
  • Produce maintenance plans for generation production plant

Elective Units - total value of 1070 weighting points

  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • Apply welding principles
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Select welding processes
  • Apply safe welding practices
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • Install and maintain industrial pipe work
  • Maintain mechanical valves
  • Maintain mechanical pumps
  • Repair and fit engineering components
  • Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Perform welding supervision
  • Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Manage permit to work system
  • Manage commissioning and decommissioning
  • Manage quality control procedures
  • Monitor power generation plant reliability
  • Manage environmental management systems
  • Manage operational strategies for power production

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.

Job Pathways

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Work Type
Organising & Clerical
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 17/18: 2

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 26/09/2018. 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 Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Maintenance Technical Officer - UEP50318
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Classification
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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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 25/09/2018, rounded estimates for April 2017 to March 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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ANZSCO Classification: 312312

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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