Engineering – Fabrication Apprenticeship (20-003)

Sunraysia & Murray Group Training
23 January, 2020
Robinvale, Australia
Job Type


SMGT in conjunction with a well-established engineering company are looking for a 1st year apprentice to join their team, based in Robinvale.


  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material & equipment requirements
  • Set up & adjust metalworking machines & equipment
  • Operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling. Planning, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components
  • Fit & assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts
  • Cut, thread, bend & install hydraulic & pneumatic pipes & lines
  • Dismantle faulty tools & assemblies & repair or replace defective parts
  • Set up &/or operate hand & machine tools, welding equipment or computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines
  • Check accuracy & quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies


  • Interest in technical work
  • Physically fit
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Practical ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Good work ethic
  • Drivers licence

There will also be a TAFE component, which will need to be completed as part of the New Apprenticeship.  Applicants who are considered suitable will be required to attend an interview.

The successful applicant will be placed on a three-month probation period.  If you require further information, you can contact Shannon Moiler on 0428 552 926.


Group Training Companies are community based organisations who aim to maximise employment opportunities and quality of training for local people and local employers.

Sunraysia and Murray Group Training (SMGT) started in 1983 and initially dealt with apprenticeships only.  SMGT is now involved in a range of employment and training programs however apprenticeships and traineeships remain a core activity.

The name 'Group Training' is derived from the concept of a co-ordinated group of employers collectively providing employment and training.


An Apprenticeship (traineeship) is a training program whereby a person is trained in an occupation by means of on-the-job training in the workplace and sometimes off-the-job training at a TAFE college or other registered training provider.

The Vocational Education and Training Act 1990 requires that a Training Agreement be signed at the beginning of a Apprenticeship.  The employer then provides employment for the term of the agreement and teaches the occupation including sending the Apprentice to approved off-the-job training (if the training cannot be completed entirely on-the-job).  The Apprentice is required to work diligently to achieve the required competencies and must do everything the employer lawfully asks her or him to do.

Level 2 Apprenticeships commence with a one month probation period designed to allow both parties to be certain about the arrangement.  If the training is at Level 3 or the Apprenticeship is part-time then a probationary period of three months applies.


Group Apprenticeships is where a group of Host Employers, under the auspices of a Group Training Company, have involvement (short or long term) in the training of Apprentices.  Generally, a Apprentice will stay with the one Host Employer for the term of the Apprenticeship, however, the Group Apprenticeships arrangement gives the Apprentice and the Host Employer the security that if employment can not be guaranteed for the entire twelve months that the Apprentice can be swapped to another Host Employer whilst still remaining an employee of Sunraysia & Murray Group Training.  Terms and conditions of employment for Group Apprenticeships are no different to other Apprentices.


Whilst there are proven benefits in gaining experience with different employers, this arrangement makes specific demands on Apprentices and SMGT seeks only those who best display desired qualities.

Applicants must have a mature outlook and be flexible and adaptive to different work environments.  Evidence of knowledge of the chosen occupation gained through work experience and/or research is essential.

In all activities successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a responsible and determined nature in regard to themselves and others working with or around them.

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