South Australia, Workplace training
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|Full-time, Traineeship, Workplace
|Up to three years
|Apply any time
|Training and assessment will be delivered over 18, one day training sessions in the workplace
The Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application is a trade qualification for work in heavy industry, shipping and infrastructure. This nationally recognised training course will teach you how to prepare surfaces and apply coatings in a range of complex work environments.
The course covers: surface preparations, coating applications, quality systems, computing technologies and much more. Depending on your elective choices you can also obtain a range of WHS permits required by various state government departments.
All of this training is based in the workplace and based on each businesses needs, meaning no disruption to the workplace.
SWTAFE will deliver in South Australia a workplace-based learning program incorporating individual workplace facilities to increase your skills and knowledge and practice across the surface preparation and coating application operational areas. The nationally recognised Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application teaches you techniques to abrasively blast-clean the metal surfaces of heavy industrial machinery, ships and infrastructure. You will pair that knowledge with highly specific protective finishing methods.
Must be employed as a trainee at a workplace with access to the facilities and equipment to deliver the course. A minimum number of trainees at the site apply.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 31 units: 11 core and 20 elective units.
|Perform engineering measurements
|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
|Undertake manual handling
|Use comparison and basic measuring devices
|Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
|Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
|Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
|Select and control inspection processes and procedures
|Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
|Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)
|Apply protective coatings (advanced)
|Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
|Apply protective coatings (basic)
|Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
|Identify equipment faults
|Conduct hazard analysis
|Operate breathing apparatus
|Prepare surfaces for coating
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
This course is supported through Skills SA by the Government of South Australia.
Skills SA is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Indicative Course Fee
|South Australian Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible)
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Indicative Course Fee
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee
Government-subsidised rate - Skills SA
Skills SA eligibility exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills SA funding gives South Australian students greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.
Find out more about Skills SA Government-subsidised Training
If you meet all Skills SA eligibility criteria and hold a current healthcare or pension card that you can provide at enrolment, you may be eligible for the concession rate. It’s important to note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses.
Find out more about concession rates
Full fee rate
If you do not meet the Skills SA eligibility criteria, don't qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in a course that is not government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
To apply for this traineeship, simply register your interest and a member of our team will get in touch with the next steps in applying for this course.
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