Having completed his secondary schooling at Verdon College Kieran worked as a metal polisher before being promoted into an apprenticeship. In mid 2003 he was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed on secondment with Crown Sheetmetal.
Kieran must complete a range of unit standards comprising both theory and practical elements to complete the Level 4 National Certificate in Light Fabrication Engineering. His off job theory training has been provided by the Southern Institute of Technology through his attendance at weekly evening classes and through a three week block course each year.
Once Kieran has completed the theory assessment for each unit standard he is then able to be assessed in the practical elements. To achieve practical competency Kieran has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices.
Kieran’s Training Manager is a qualified workplace assessor and is able to undertake regular workplace assessments of Kieran’s work. It is the apprentice’s responsibility to be well prepared for the assessment of each unit standard.