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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Surface Finishing Supervisor

Employees are engaged by aircraft repair and overhaul organisations in either the supervision of aircraft surface finishing activities or working in an environment where a significant degree of multi-skilling is required in component removal and installation and/or the performance of a specified range of repair tasks. (Note - also applies members of the Australian Defence Force.)

Summary of Training

CORE UNITS (17 required)

  • Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
  • Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components
  • Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces
  • Seal aircraft and aircraft component structural seams
  • Remove light corrosion from aircraft
  • Prepare spray painting materials and equipment
  • Apply air dry and polyurethane enamel refinishing materials
  • Paint aircraft surfaces
  • Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals
  • Apply specialty coatings to aircraft

ELECTIVE UNITS (4 required)

  • Apply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
  • Supervise maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections (this unit applicable to the ADF regulatory environment)
  • Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
  • Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components

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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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Metal & Engineering

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
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: 335

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.

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Availability Information and More Details

Surface Finishing Supervisor - MEA40911
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T *
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.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 324311

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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