MEM: Sheetmetal fabrication

Trade-qualified sheet metal fabricators are increasingly required to demonstrate digital skills capabilities. They are often called on to work with or produce computer-aided design (CAD). They need skills in setting, editing and operating computer-controlled (CNC) thermal cutting machines and press brakes.

It is proposed to investigate appropriate units that could be used or developed to address these skills required in the MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working) specialisation to better meet the needs of industry.

Timeline

In progress
Initial development
Public and government consultation
Incorporating feedback
Senior Officials check
Submit to Assurance Body
October 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
In progress
Initial development
Develop initial draft products in line with the Training Product Development Plan, establish Technical Committee.

Status

We have established a Technical Committee to provide expert advice, a pivotal step as we commence development work on the project. As we move forward, we encourage your active involvement where you can provide valuable input on the draft training products.

Register now to have your say about this project, and please direct any questions to solutions@manufacturingalliance.org.au

What we’re reviewing

Qualifications

Units of Competency

We propose to include additional units of competency in the Sheetmetal working specialisation electives, to align with current and emerging industry demands.

Technical Committee and Consultation Strategy

A technical committee has been established to provide industry and educational advice on the project, the proposed training products, and the consultation strategy.

Technical Committee members

Name Organisation Stakeholder Type State
David Wilson Ringwood Training SME, RTO (private) Vic
Troy Bester TasTAFE (Metals North West – Burnie) SME, Educational expert Tas
Nathan Edwards Condari – Qasair Rangehoods SME Vic
JP Shelburn XL Service Bodies / XL Industries Employer Qld
Wayne Lee Manufacturing Skills Queensland State/Territory rep Qld
Scott Stanford AMWU Union National

Public and government consultation
Release draft products for broad stakeholder feedback in line with Consultation Strategy.
Incorporating feedback
Update products in line with feedback, publish summary consultation log on website, determine whether further consultation is required.
Senior Officials check
Seek feedback from Commonwealth, state and territory authorities, amend products as required.
Submit to Assurance Body
Submit final draft products for endorsement/recommendation to Skills Ministers.
October 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Final products have been submitted and are awaiting endorsement.

Status

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