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Scott Ridder – Light Fabrication Engineer

Having completed his secondary schooling at James Hargest College Scott successfully applied to undertake the engineering pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology. In 2003 he was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and is currently on secondment with host company, Crown Sheetmetal.

Scott must complete a range of unit standards comprising both theory and practical elements if he is to complete the Level 4 National Certificate in Light Fabrication Engineering. Scott’s off job theory training is provided by S.I.T through his attendance at weekly evening classes and through a three week block course each year.

Once Scott has passed the theory assessment for each unit standard he is then able to be assessed in the practical elements. To achieve practical competency Scott has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices.

Scott’s Training Manager is a qualified workplace assessor and is able to undertake regular workplace assessments of Scott’s work. It is Scott’s responsibility to be well prepared for the assessment of each unit standard. Failure to maintain good records can add considerably to the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship.