Automotive Specialist (Trailer Technician - Heavy Vehicle)
Apprenticeship and traineeship details
Please refer to the Declaration policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.
- inspect, service and repair braking systems
- remove, fit and adjust wheel
- service and repair trailers in excess of 4.5 tonnes
- assemble and fit braking systems/components
- carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures
- carry out gas metal arc welding procedures.
Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
This is a Restricted calling (Restricted calling information)
Apprenticeship Probation/Duration Details:
All Apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Apprenticeship training contract. Some Apprentices will now also have an Expected Duration. The Expected Duration is the amount of time that it's reasonably expected that someone could become competent and complete their Apprenticeship. Apprentice's Training Plans will now be developed using the Expected Duration timeframe rather than the contract's nominal term.
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Entry Age Requirements: The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for
apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age, unless otherwise stated.
Minimum education standard:
Minimum entry age:
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT. Please refer to Notes for more information.
Visa holders may engage in apprenticeships or traineeships provided their work rights allows this, based on information and advice provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Qld declaration date:
Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology
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The approved hours for an individual apprentice or trainee will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan. Nominal hours per unit of competency can be obtained through the Queensland Mapping Guide for the training package concerned. The Queensland Mapping Guide can be accessed through the Centre for Training Materials.
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package - AUR12
Queensland User Choice program funding details
The Queensland User Choice program funds preferred suppliers (RTOs) for the provision
of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.
Funded under the User Choice Program:
Full Price - Priority Population Groups:
Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:
Number of funded units of competency:
- Note that Queensland Government Contribution may be the same as Full Price, depending on qualification priority and thin market status
Funding not available for new commencements from:
User Choice Training Catalogue Item:
DELTA Qualification ID:
Industry training group:
Automotive - General
Industrial relations details
Since 1 January 2010, all employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees, with the exception of those within State and local government and some Queensland Government owned Corporations, have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office. It should be noted that there are transitional provisions provided in the Fair Work Act 2009 that could see a continuation of entitlements provided for in the previous state legislation. Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at www.fairwork.gov.au to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.
Apprenticeship/Traineeship note details
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Please refer to the Declaration policy for requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships when declared.
Available contract modes
Part-time - minimum of 15 hours per week over each 4 week period throughout duration of apprenticeship/traineeship.
Casual - NOT PERMITTED in Queensland
School-based - 7.5 hours per week of paid employment, this may be averaged over a 3 month period.
Over the period of a year, the employer must provide the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days).
Apprentices/trainees with a disability are entitled to work less than 15 hours per week when averaged over a 4 week cycle. They must be a holder of a disability pension and Pension concession card to be approved.
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT provided there are exceptional circumstances warranting consideration and all other entry requirements are met, including being of an age where it is legal to undertake paid employment.
Before a student not in years 10, 11 or 12 commences a SAT, a business case supporting the arrangements must be provided to and approved by DETE.
Delivery of training to school-based apprentices
Limits have been imposed on the amount of institutional training which may be delivered to school-based apprentices, based on the nominal term of a full time training contract. The limit for this apprenticeship in a school-based mode is a maximum of 33.3% of the competencies.
Please refer to the Declaration policy, table 15.3 for the requirements on supervision.
Modified supervision arrangements available: NO
Employers are required to provide, or arrange to provide the facilities, range of work, supervision and training as detailed in the training plan.
Qualified person for apprenticeships
1. A person who has satisfactorily completed an apprenticeship in the apprentice's calling, and is the holder of a completion certificate issued under an Act, or
2. A person who holds a certificate of recognition issued under an Act, certifying the person has the necessary skills and knowledge in the calling, or
3. A tradesperson in the apprentice's calling, as defined under a specific industrial instrument, or
4. A person who holds a tradesperson’s certificate or certificate of recognition as a recognised tradesperson issued under the Tradespersons’ Rights Regulation Act 1946 in the apprenticeship calling, or
5. A person who holds a relevant qualification in the apprenticeship calling, or
6. A person individually, or persons collectively, who has/have documented competence (achieved through an RPL or training pathway) in all the competencies the employer is required to provide training for under the apprentice's training plan.
And, where a licence to practice the calling is required, the qualified person holds a current licence.
While there is no set ratio required for the number of supervisors to apprentices or trainees it is generally accepted for apprenticeships there is one supervisor to each apprentice, this may be relaxed as an apprentice gains skills and experience or where an apprentice commences with existing skills and experience.
Adequate supervision of apprentices and trainees cannot solely be provided from an offsite location by electronic means. Electronic means include, but are not limited to, telephones, radios and webcams.
The level of supervision will normally range between direct, general and broad as per the below guidelines:
- Direct - Close monitoring of work ensuring understanding and identifying potential risks and/or hazards
- General - Occasional monitoring to ensure progress is occurring
- Broad - Quality checking of completed tasks.
Licensing requirements - NIL