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Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Certificate III (MSA30309-01V03)
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Career area: Mechanical Technology 
Study area: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology 
National code: MSA30309  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Part Time Day  3 Years 6-Feb-2017  Thu, Fri 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This course is for people working in the finishing and coating industries in areas such as electroplating, powder coating and general surface finishing. You will learn how to prepare and apply protective coatings to a wide range of industrial materials. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course. 
Career opportunities: Metal surfacing technician, service technician, working in industries such as heavy and light manufacturing, ship building, transport. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
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Offering name: Certificate III in Surface Preperation and Coating Application 
Offering code: 17WLG-171 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 3 Years
Scheduled attendance: Thursday 08:00 to 15:30, Friday 08:00 to 15:30, as indicated by attendance days on your class attendance pattern. Blocks will vary from 14 to 32 hours per block. 
Hours per week: 14 
Starting from: 6 February 2017 
Times: 8:30am to 3:30pm
About: You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the Protective Coatings and Blasting industry to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the Protective Coatings and Blasting industry.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government This qualification consists of 11 core units and 20 electives

Your learning commitment for this qualification is up to 864 hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.

TAFE Illawarra Online courses are:
• Easy to use
• Designed to help you learn new skills
• Structured around real, work-based practices to help you get work ready and get a better job

Online learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you won’t be going to a campus every day, you’ll be able to connect with your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom. TAFE Illawarra Online offers:
• Highly experienced and industry connected teachers
• A range of student support services including
• Learning support
• Technical support
• Personal support

Students are required to provide and wear their own personal protective equipment during lessons. This includes long sleeve fluro shirts, trousers, safety boots, eye protective glasses and ear plugs. Also required is a scientific calculator ,pen and notebook. The approximate cost for these items will be $250.
Target group: Trainees and non trainees 
Applying and enrolling:

Application next steps: • An Institute staff member will be in contact regarding your application. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,680
Second qualification $3,220
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $9,820
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Date: commencing From 06th February 2017 (2 to 4 days per block for up to 3 years)

Time: 08:00 Location: Building O, Room 0G2, Wollongong Campus.

Resources required: As detailed and instructed by teaching staff Learners will need to wear appropriate PPE as detailed by the Painting and Decoration Section teaching staff. You will be notified of these requirements prior to the commencment of each unit of competency. The approximate cost for these items will be $250.
The candidate will be required only to purchase notebooks for creation of a personal journal. This may be used as an aid when doing formative assessments.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123