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Simon Pope – Apprentice Heavy Fabrication Engineer

After completing his secondary schooling at St Peter’s College Simon successfully applied to undertake the engineering pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology. At the completion of his course in late 2004 Simon was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed with E Type Engineering as his host company.

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

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

Simon’s Training Manager is a qualified workplace assessor and is able to undertake regular workplace assessments of Simon’s work. It is the apprentice’s responsibility to be well prepared for the assessment of each unit standard.