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Skilled Construction Worker - Traffic Management

Apprenticeship and traineeship details

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

Type:
Traineeship

Job summary:
A person working in this industry could perform traffic control work or traffic management plan implementation on all types of road. From regional and metro council controlled roads to DTMR controlled major arterial roads. The skills that will be developed in this traineeship will be to read plans and overviews and follow and implement as directed. To write reports and make adjustments to suit changes in the work environment. The development of strong communication skills and an understanding of safe work practice, with an ability to analyse and make clear judgements on work process. Drive and handle various equipment to set out and manage traffic safely. The working environment can be large scale infrastructure project, road works, around plant operations and construction works. It also could be to control traffic and pedestrians in and around major events. The work should predominantly external (outdoors) in most weather conditions at day or night.

Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
MOBILE CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATORS

Sub-industry:
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATOR

Restricted calling:
This is a Restricted calling (Restricted calling information)

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
  • There are school-based restrictions to this qualification. See entry requirements.

Other requirements for school-based:
School based trainees are possible in the early units but before an individual can perform on live traffice, he/she must hold as minimumum a provisional drivers licence.

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 06/02/2017 90 36

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:
17

Entry Requirements:
The trainee must hold a provisional drivers licence at the time of undertaking traffic control or implementation units. Therefore be 17 years of age as a minimum.

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 - To conduct traffic control or implement traffic control plans a person must have successfully passed the theory component with a DTMR approved RTO then undertake 20 hours of supervised and logged traffic control or completed and logged three different implementation of traffic control plans. They individual can then apply to the DTMR for a licence in Traffic Control and Traffic Management Implementation.

Status:
Current

Qld declaration date:
16/01/2017

Implementation date:
06/02/2017


Qualification details

Name:
Certificate III in Civil Construction

Qualification code:
RII30915

Qualification content:
Click here for more details

Training package:
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package - RII

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:
$9,970.00

Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:
$9,970.00

Number of funded units of competency:
23

Priority:
1

Funding restrictions:

  • 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:
N/A

User Choice Training Catalogue Item:
22055

DELTA Qualification ID:
3551

Industry training group:
Construction - Civil


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 24 April 2017
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