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Manufactured Mineral Products Operator/Pre-Mixed Concrete Operator (Level 3)

Apprenticeship and traineeship details

Please refer to the Declaration Policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.

Type:
Traineeship

Job summary:
The PMC30116 Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of advanced operations within the manufactured mineral products industries.

The qualification is suitable to develop existing workers to perform an advanced operational role to directly produce product.

The operator will be able to work independently and to apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well developed skills to undertake advanced operations and exercise judgement in areas such as start-up and shutdown procedures and quality assurance.

The operator will be able to apply their knowledge to anticipate problems and to solve a range of routine and non-routine problems using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution or do not have a solution recorded in the procedures.

The operator will be able to solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems, using product and process knowledge to develop solutions to problems which do not have a known solution, or a solution recorded in the procedures.

The qualification provides the skills and knowledge relevant to the following sectors:

  • cement

  • precast concrete

  • premixed concrete

  • clay products

  • ceramic products

  • float (flat) glass

  • glass containers

  • refractories

  • plaster (both fibrous plaster and plaster boards)

  • fibre cement boards

  • ground minerals

  • abrasive grinding wheels and cutting discs.


For people who do not directly produce product but work in production support roles see MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing.

For people who require a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles see MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices.

The PMC30116 Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products contains units of competency that can be credited towards other manufacturing qualifications such as:
  • PMC40116 Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products

  • MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing

  • MSS40116 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations

  • MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
CLAY, STONE AND CONCRETE PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS

Sub-industry:
CLAY, STONE & CONCRETE PROC MACH OPS NEC

Available Contract Modes:
  • Full-time
  • The lodgment of a second training contract where one of the training contracts is full-time will be reviewed by the Department to determine if each of the parties to each training contract can meet their obligations. There must be a clear separation between the training and employment requirements for each training contract and must not be replicated through the one occupation only.

  • 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) of paid employment.

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.

Other requirements for school-based:
School-based requirements
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 DET.

Delivery of training to school-based trainees
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. This restriction does not apply to school-based traineeships.

Traineeship Probation/Duration Details:
All apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Traineeship training contract.

Mode Start Date End Date Probation Period (days) Nominal Term (months)
Full-time 26/09/2016 60 24

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:
Nil

Minimum entry age:
13

Entry Requirements:
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT.

As a general rule, only Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid passport have unrestricted rights to employment in Australia.

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.

Supervision requirements
Please refer to the Declaration policy, table 16 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 traineeships
1. A person who has satisfactorily completed a traineeship in the trainee'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 trainee'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 traineeship calling, or
5. A person who holds a relevant qualification in the traineeship calling, or
6. A person individually, or persons collectively, who has/have documented competence (achieved through an RPL or training pathway) or demonstrated competence in all the competencies the employer is required to provide training for under the trainee’s training plan (note – cannot be a person or persons currently undertaking the same traineeship), and
7. A person undertaking a traineeship, at a higher level than the trainee's, whose traineeship incorporates supervisory or coordinating skills and who has documented competence (achieved through an RPL or training pathway) in at least one of the competencies the employer is required to provide to the trainee under the training plan and who is supervised by a person who qualifies under (1), and/or (5) and/or (6).
And, where a licence to practice the calling is required, the qualified person holds a current licence.

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

Status:
Current

Qld declaration date:
19/09/2016

Implementation date:
26/09/2016


Qualification details

Name:
Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products

Qualification code:
PMC30116

Qualification content:
Click here for more details

Training package:
PMC - Manufactured Mineral Products Training Package - PMC

Status:
Current


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:
Yes

Full Price - Priority Population Groups:
$8,800.00

Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:
$7,700.00

Number of funded units of competency:
20

Priority:
2

Funding restrictions:

  • Existing Workers with an active registration number commencement date from 1 January 2017 are eligible for funding under the User Choice program for Priority 1, 2 and 3 qualifications
  • Full Price is only applicable to priority population groups
  • Queensland Government Contribution is applicable to all other students
  • 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:
N/A

User Choice Training Catalogue Item:
21897

DELTA Qualification ID:
3433

Industry training group:
Process Manufacturing - Materials


Industrial relations details

Since 1 January 2010, all private sector employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees, 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. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages/apprentice-and-trainee-pay-rates.

Apprentices and trainees are considered employees and may receive entitlements the same as other employees such as: annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, superannuation, workers compensation and allowances. Apprentices and trainees must also receive a pay slip to cover full details of the pay for each pay period. Pay slips have to be given to an employee (including apprentices and trainees) within 1 working day of pay day and be either in electronic form or paper hard copy.

Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at http://www.fairwork.gov.au to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.

When employment is ceasing the employer or the employee (apprentice/trainee) must provide the appropriate notice periods as per the relevant award or registered workplace agreement. A notice period is the length of time that an employer or employee (apprentice/trainee) has to give to end employment. Additional information about notice periods can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/notice-and-final-pay.

Unfair dismissal is when an employee (apprentice/trainee) is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. Additional information about unfair dismissal can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/unfair-dismissal.

Public sector and local government workers in Queensland remain under the state industrial relations system. Additional information about wages and conditions of employment for employees (apprentices/trainees employed by state or local government) can be found at: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/business-areas/industrial-relations.


Last updated 23 August 2017
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