In October, One Step Further enrolled its first student in the Certificate III in Trenchless Technology (Traineeship) qualification since the program launched in New South Wales.
Easy Dig’s Joshua Hill will spend the next 12 to 18 months working on a wide range of modules associated with trenchless technology and horizontal directional drilling (HDD), developing essential knowledge and practical skills to operate safely and efficiently.
Registered training organisation One Step Further, in partnership with Trenchless Training, has developed the qualification to assist the trenchless and HDD industry develop sustainable career pathways.
The traineeship structure is beneficial to both employer and student, designed to provide students with a nationally recognised qualification while still being employed and earning money, at the same time assisting employers in gaining trained qualified staff.
To complete the certificate successfully, students cover 26 units of competency, 18 core units and 8 elective units, including: planning and organising work; reading and interpreting site plans and specifications; conducting HDD; identifying, locating and protecting underground services; workplace health and safety; supporting plant operations; carrying out measurements and calculations; and communicating in the workplace.
Delivery methods include on-site training in the employer workplace, online learning and assessment, resources and course materials for completion at home.
Students will also have the option to attend the purpose-built Trenchless Training Facility on the Gold Coast, which is currently under construction to support traineeship students and, eventually, other HDD and civil construction courses One Step Further will be running.
For more information visit the One Step Further website.
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