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|Study Mode||Traineeship, Workplace|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||The majority of the training will occur on site in your workplace with up to 12 classrooms sessions over a two year period|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
This program is designed to deliver comprehensive training to anyone entering the civil construction industry in the particular field of pipe laying.
To be eligible for this course you will be employed as a trainee. You will work with SWTAFE and your employer to undertake predominantly workplace-based training with periodic classroom-based sessions.
The course can be tailored to suit individual business needs with unit variations in the specific areas of pipe laying.
During this traineeship, you will develop practical skills and knowledge of the many aspects of civil construction including:
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You need to be employed in this pipe laying field of the civil construction industry as a trainee before commencing this course.
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 25 units: 7 core and 18 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|RIIBEF201D||Plan and organise work||20||$0.00|
|RIICCM201D||Carry out measurements and calculations||20||$0.00|
|RIICCM203D||Read and interpret plans and job specifications||40||$0.00|
|RIICOM201D||Communicate in the workplace||20||$0.00|
|RIISAM203D||Use hand and power tools||80||$0.00|
|RIISAM204D||Operate small plant and equipment||20||$0.00|
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures||20||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|RIICCM202E||Identify, locate and protect underground services||30||$0.00|
|RIICCM205E||Carry out manual excavation||8||$0.00|
|RIICCM206D||Support plant operations||8||$0.00|
|RIICCM207D||Spread and compact materials manually||12||$0.00|
|RIICCM208D||Carry out basic levelling||16||$0.00|
|RIIMPO317F||Conduct roller operations||80||$0.00|
|RIIMPO318F||Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations||80||$0.00|
|RIIMPO320F||Conduct civil construction excavator operations||200||$0.00|
|RIIMPO321F||Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations||160||$0.00|
|RIISAM201D||Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials||16||$0.00|
|RIIWHS205E||Control traffic with stop-slow bat||20||$0.00|
|RIIWHS302E||Implement traffic management plans||20||$0.00|
|RIIWMG203D||Drain and dewater civil construction site||20||$0.00|
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.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at 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.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$5,680.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$12,980.00|
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.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$70.00|
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.
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