Composites Technician Apprentice

The training is conducted in a purpose-built factory environment by staff with an extensive industry background delivering the theoretical elements of the trade backed by hands on practical experience.

If the apprentice already has some skills in the industry, the PARTEC Institute can assess these, so that apprenticeship time is reduced.

PARTEC can assist employers with trade recognition applications, or requests to the State Government to vary the required tradesman to apprentice ratio because this is a new trade.

Apprenticeship Program

Stage 1 – Basic Trade Skills

  • Mould Preparation for Production
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Hand Lay-up Techniques (basic)

Stage 2: Intermediate Trade Skills

  • Lay-up Techniques (advanced)
  • Plug and Pattern Making
  • Mould Making
  • Spray-up Techniques
  • Paint Finishing and Fairing

Stage 3: Trade Skills

  • Structural Repairs
  • Resin Transfer and Infusion Processes
  • Vacuum Bagging and Pre-preg Techniques
  • Operate 2D and 3D CNC Routers

Essential Workplace Knowledge and Skills

  • Workplace Communication and Standard Procedures
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Quality Principles and Concepts
  • Workplace Production Records
  • Workplace Environmental Regulations
  • Drawing Interpretation (CAD)

Specialisations Post-Trade (Level 4)

  • Marine Composites
  • Mining and Chemical Processing Equipment
  • Composites in Civil Construction
  • Aerospace Composites

“Queensland Government Subsidy” means subsidy from the Department of Education and Training.

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  • This is a 3 year apprenticeship, but mature age employees can take a Fast Track Program.
  • Training toward the trade qualification involves approximately 18 weeks at college. This is usually offered in one week blocks.
  • The cost of the Apprenticeship training is subsidised by the State Government through the User Choice Program. This trade apprenticeship was approved by the State Government in February 2003.
  • There is an annual tuition fee which the State Government requires to be paid to PARTEC for the balance of the cost.This is between $350 and $450 per year at current rates. Method of payment is negotiable.

For Further Information

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