Fabrication covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate’s performance in a productive work environment where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.
Occupational titles at the enterprise level covered by this qualification may vary and include special class engineering tradesperson – mechanical, fabrication or electrical/electronic, special class mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance fitter, diesel fitter, plant mechanic, 1st class machinist, special class metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, sheet metal worker, welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson, patternmaker, or special class electrical fitter, electrical mechanic, electrical fitter/mechanic, electrician, refrigeration mechanic and radio tradesperson.