Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical installations

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Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical installations (1 day)

This unit covers current practices in working safely and verifying compliance of electrical installations that affect the currency of competencies held as well as an overview of the Queensland Electrical Safety Act and Regulations. It encompasses working safely, procedures for rescue from contact with live parts and for applying emergency first aid. It also encompasses current practices in visual inspections and mandatory compliance testing, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory
reporting requirements.

Students will complete with a statement of attainment.

Competency in this unit can only be gained by persons who hold a current ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence’ issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course Dates:

Please call to organise a date – 3274 1533

*Students will need to complete pre-reading

Course Fee:
$480
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workplace.

What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

UEENEEG197A – Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical
installations

Appointment of Ms Donna Pickford as CEO of ElectroGroup

Appointment of Ms Donna Pickford as CEO of ElectroGroup

 

The Board of ElectroGroup are delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Ms Donna Pickford as the CEO of ElectroGroup.

 

Donna has extensive experience in managing a number of roles in various aspects of the business over the last 7 years. Prior to Acting as the CEO, Donna was in charge of Electro Group Apprentices and built a strong platform for apprentices and host employers within various sectors of the industry. Her outstanding relationship skills has made her an ideal choice to lead the organisation into the next phase of the business. Donna has been given a broad brush to identify the strategic strengths of the organisation and to continue to build the business based on the values of “excellence in training  and strong customer service within a culture of fairness and integrity”.

 

Donna has already provided a role model for all of the staff and apprentices to follow. Her diligence and hard work are beginning to pay off with the development of new post-trade courses as well as developing a strong compliance culture within the RTO. All host employers and industry stakeholders are encouraged to contact Electrogroup with any training initiatives or inquiries they might have.

 

ElectroGroup are committed to finding training solutions that marry the interests of employers with those of their apprentices and staff. Donna is well placed to promote the good work of the entire organisation and we look forward to seeing some of the exciting ventures she is already beginning to explore. Please join with me in congratulating Donna on a wonderful achievement.

Additional Tutoring

Did you know that tutoring is free for Apprentices that need extra help?

If you or if you have noticed your Apprentice is struggling with certain units under your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, fear not, there is help.

Under the User Choice Pre-qualified Supplier Agreement, all Registered Training Organisations must provide you additional learning support.

This means that if you or Electrogroup see that you are being challenged by certain concepts or topics, Electrogroup will fully support you with additional tutoring to ensure that you are moving forward with no out of pocket expenses.

Make sure you reach out to one of our team at either our Rocklea or Rockhampton Campuses and gain the support you need.

Sustainable Designer-Installer of Grid Connected Photovoltaic (Solar Power) Systems

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Sustainable Designer-Installer of Grid Connected Photovoltaic (Solar Power) Systems (6 Days)

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to design and install grid-connected photovoltaic systems.
Participants will learn about the set-up, design and placement of photovoltaic systems as well as applicable standards and guidelines, metering, connecting a grid connect inverter and the completion of associated installation documentation.
This course is delivered in simulated conditions where participants are required to complete theory assessments, system design and inverter assignments as well as a final assignment that is to be completed post course. You will be required to complete additional work in your own time on top of your face to face attendance to achieve this Statement of Attainment.

Course Dates:

Brisbane – Rocklea Campus

23rd October – 30th October 2017

Rockhampton Campus

TBC

Course Fee:

$1,720 – If you are Eligible for CSQ Funding (CSQ will fund $780)

$2,500 Full Fee – If you are NOT Eligible for Funding

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*Fee is calculated through a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funded subsidy of $780. Conditions apply to eligible applicants.

Go to http://www.csq.org.au/search/courses?id=49&v=72 for more information.

What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems

UEENEEG171A Install, Set Up and commission interval metering systems

CONSTRUCTION FORECAST | What will the second half of 2016 hold?

CONSTRUCTION FORECAST

What will the second half of 2016 hold?

The last 12 months as seen a rapid change in focus for many within the construction industry. From the resources boom, many have moved into the commercial, and residential market. However,  within the industry, there are predictions of a surplus in the inner city Brisbane market leaving the potential for a market drop due to an oversupply of 27,000 dwellings next year.

Driving the reduction in residential construction is Queensland’s population growth which is projected to continue at 2.0 per cent per annum. This rate is slightly lower than has been experienced historically, would result in approximately 40,000 new households each year.

Within South East Queensland, it is predicted that the market will slow in the later part of the year with the Gold Coast being the exception.

Like Brisbane, growth in the Gold Coast has been led by investor-driven multi-unit developments and buoyant employment growth. Coupled with large-scale infrastructure projects which will continue as the venue development for the 2018 Commonwealth Games gains ground and the second stage of the light rail network gets underway.

Electrogroup CEO, Glenn Porter, believes a big part of weathering the storm is diversity. “We are seeing a significant turn from the residential investor market towards the owner occupier area in Brisbane. And with this people are looking for stronger teams that they keep on longer than just one project.

By keeping an Apprentice on longer, costs are reduced for areas such as inductions. They also learn the culture of the company and become a part of the host company’s team.

Managing the costs of projects and ensuring profit is becoming more of a priority daily. As such,  we are seeing a high demand for apprentices who are not only fulfilling that role but also taking the place of trade assistants due to lower costs” he said.

Driving cost control is also the fact that residential building work costs have risen by 4.6 per cent over the year.

According to Master Builders, over the next 12 months, the health and aged-care sectors will continue to see a demand due to an ageing population. This is also propelled by the Queensland government’s investment in hospital infrastructure.

Additionally, the Australian Financial Review reported that as many as 76,000 new residential aged care places will be required by 2023-24 to meet demand.

The tourism arena is also set to bolster the Queensland economy with hotels and resorts making up nearly half of the commercial projects in planning with $22.9 billion of work in the pipeline.

Australian Construction Industry Forum has suggested that the dollar value of construction work done on major resource projects throughout Australia could drop from a forecast $38.6 billion in the current financial year to $21.5 billion in 2019/20, further enforcing resources workers need to diversify their skills.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates the overall number of people employed in Australia’s mining sector to be down by more than 50,000 compared with the height of the boom in May 2012.

“Within the training arena what we are seeing is a transition from resources to civil infrastructure projects, and obviously, with that timing is going to be everything. Candidates are looking to upskill so that their resume jumps out, particularly in more senior or supervisor roles.

Electrogroup also sees a focus on renewables training with the amount of solar farm development approvals across Queensland and New South Wales” said Mr Porter.

Recently The Climate Council has predicted that the residential battery storage market has the potential to grow to $24 billion within Australia. The possibility of the renewables market to boom in Queensland is further enforced by State Government’s target of one million rooftops or 3000 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Queensland by 2020.

“We have seen what could be the game changer for power consumers and with that, as part of the industry, we have to change our approach. As such Electrogroup now offer a Certificate IV in Electrical – Photovoltaic systems and currently developing an off-grid course aimed at Electricians” said Mr Porter.

And the demand for solar in Queensland will continue to grow. Recently the State Government released figures showing that rooftop solar panels now had a similar capacity to the Gladstone power station, the state’s biggest power plant and has one of the highest penetration rates of rooftop photovoltaic panels in the world.

Click here to find out more about the Certificate IV in Electrical – Photovoltaic systems

Optical Fibre

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ICTCBL302

Optical Fibre
(2 Days)

This course will provide participants with the underpinning knowledge and skills to work with optical fibre telecommunications cabling.

By completing this course, learners will gain the necessary specialist competency (previously known as endorsement) to undertake optical fibre cabling work.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) new cabling provider rules require technicians undertaking structured cabling work to complete this competency.

Do I need to have prior knowledge or work experience?

Although there are no prerequisite requirements to achieve this unit of competency, it is recommended that learners complete the Open Cabler Registration course. Learners with an Open Cabler Registration qualify to receive the coaxial cabling specialist competency (endorsement).

What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

ICTCBL302 Install and terminate optical fibre cable on customer premises

Course Dates:

Brisbane – Rocklea Campus

18th October – 19th October

Rockhampton Campus

TBA

Course Fee:

$500

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Coaxial and Structured Cabling

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ICTCBL303/ICTCBL301

Coaxial and Structured Cabling (2 Days)

This course allows technicians to obtain a specialist competency (endorsement) to undertake structured telecommunications cabling work. It also covers the installation and maintenance of coaxial cabling in the customer premises environment and provides for the Coaxial Cabling endorsement for those who hold Open Cabler Registration.

Course Dates:

Brisbane – Rocklea Campus

16th October – 17th October

Rockhampton Campus

TBA

Course Fee:

$500

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Coaxial Cabling;

This course covers the installation and termination of coaxial cabling in the customer premises environment.

Structured Cabling;

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to install, terminate and certify structured cabling.

By completing these courses, learners will gain the necessary specialist competency (previously known as endorsement) to undertake coaxial cabling and structured cabling work. The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) new cabling provider rules require technicians undertaking coaxial cabling and structured cabling work to complete this competency.

Do I need to have prior knowledge or work experience?

Although there are no prerequisite requirements to achieve this unit of competency, it is recommended that learners complete the Open Cabler Registration course. Learners with an Open Cabler Registration qualify to receive the coaxial cabling specialist competency (endorsement).

What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

ICTCBL301 Install, terminate and certify structured cabling installation

ICTCBL303 Install and terminate coaxial cable

 

Open Cabler Registration

Nationally_Recognised_TrainingICTCBL237

Open Cabler Registration
(5 Days)

This course is for telecommunications, security, data, fire protection and audiovisual installers to gain their ACMA Open Registration / previously known as Austel Licence.

Course Dates:

Brisbane – Rocklea Campus

9th October – 13th October 2017

Rockhampton Campus

TBC

Course Fee:

$980

Pre-requisites:

Electrical Licence

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What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

ICTCBL237 – Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Open Rule

 

Work Safely at Heights

Nationally_Recognised_Training

RIIWHS204D

Work Safely at Heights

One Day Course

Work Safely at Heights one day course is designed for anyone who is required to undertake routine procedures involving working at height. The course is designed for students who work at height to a broad range of height risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure. The successful student will be competent to work at height using applicable fall protective equipment.

Language Literacy and Numeracy as required to work safely at heights in the workplace and complete workplace documentation. Students must be physically capable of climbing a ladder safely maintaining three points of contact.

Course Dates

Brisbane – Rocklea Campus

Friday 3rd November 2017

Rockhampton Campus
TBC

Course Fee:

$49 – If Eligible for CSQ Funding (CSQ will fund $225)

$274 Full Fee – If NOT Eligible for CSQ Funding

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What competencies will be delivered in the course?

Core Units

RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights

 

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*Fee is calculated through a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funded subsidy of $225. Conditions apply to eligible applicants.

Go to http://www.csq.org.au/search/courses?id=49&v=72 for more information.