||Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland SkillsTech is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.
For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- 21 years or over
- Australian or New Zealand citizen/permanent Australian resident/refugee, humanitarian or temporary visa holders
- Permanently reside or be living in Queensland.
Personal protective equipment:
- eye protection - clear safety glasses (Australian Standard AS 1336 or 1337)
- protective footwear - safety capped, oil resistant boots (Australian Standard AS 2210)
- hair protection - cap with a snood capable of fully containing the person’s hair
- ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to Australian Standards AS/NZ 1269 or 1270
- protective clothing - neat casual clothing (in classrooms), appropriate 100% cotton drill clothing
- leather gloves – gauntlet (for welding)
- welding shield
- face shield – with shade five lens for oxy cutting / welding.
Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.
- drawing equipment – set of drawing instruments with extension arm
- scale rule – Kent 62M
- set squares 60°/30° & 45°/90° R10
- pencils 2H and 4H
- pencil eraser
- french curves or flexible ruler (optional)
- calculator – (trig functions)
- all apprentices and trainees must bring their training record books to class.
The Trades Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (the Program) is an opportunity for experienced individuals to get a formal trade qualification. It does this by:
assessing the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification
providing gap training of no more than one-third of the competencies to complete the trade qualification
Benefits to workers:
gap training options available
no cost involved for recognition of existing skills
Participants who complete the program will receive a nationally recognised qualification.
Benefits to employers:
increase supervision ratio for meeting apprenticeship requirements
increases worker knowledge, capability and productivity.