Entry is not restricted by formal educational requirements. However, to achieve competency, you should demonstrate life experience, literacy and numeracy skills and/or other qualifications that are indicative of success in the course.
It is recommended that you:
- have completed Year 10 or equivalent
- are computer literate
You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing including overalls and long sleeved, heavy duty shirts and pants (for welding). If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB (minimum of 4GB), a calculator, and tools/equipment including a 5m tape measure.
This course includes 80 hours of compulsory, unpaid vocational placement where you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a real work setting. Being supervised by your TAFE Queensland teachers and an employer, your skills will be developed to industry standard. Industry contacts gained through your placement may even lead you to an apprenticeship.