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Daniel Webber – Apprentice Heavy Fabrication Engineer

After leaving Menzies College Daniel spent a year working in an engineering workshop which gave him a good insight as to what engineers actually do. He decided to pursue a career in engineering and applied to Southern Group Training for an apprenticeship, which placed him with Donald Engineering for his practical on job training.

The theory elements are taught through weekly evening classes at the Southern Institute of Technology. Once Daniel has completed the theory assessment for a unit standard he is then able to be assessed in the practical elements, provided that he is able to prove that he is competent in the various tasks.

To achieve practical competency he has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices. This level of competency is gained through practical work experience on job and through a series of block courses.

Daniel’s Training Manager is a registered workplace assessor and is available to assess Daniel’s work when it is ready for assessment. Regular assessment is commended to ensure apprentices remain familiar with the assessment requirements.