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Composites trade course for NSW

17 March 2016

GOTAFE will start offering apprenticeship training in NSW from July this year.

Brett Ambrosio, GOTAFE Commercial Manager for Automotive, Engineering and Marine Craft Construction says the course will fulfill the need for apprenticeship training for the composites manufacturing sector in the state.

The course will be delivered on-site by an experienced composites trainer and will be eligible for NSW government funding under the training provider’s existing approval with the NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program, says Mr Ambrosio.

Based in north east Victoria, GOTAFE took on delivering the Certificate III in Engineering – Composites Trade in 2015, taking over from Kangan Institute which had launched the course in Victoria in 2014.

“We are fortunate to have highly respected and experienced trainers including Phil Bovis on the team,” says Mr Ambrosio.

GOTAFE is now in its fourth year of delivering the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction which has seen numbers grow to 40 students across Victoria.

“The qualification packaging has been designed on the assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship.

“Apprentices in both courses receive quality time in their workplace with GOTAFE trainers who provide practical training and interaction relevant to the workplace needs while extensively covering the curriculum and responding to questions face-to-face.

“There is no composites apprenticeship training program available in NSW at present and with an excellent team of composites trainers on board we are looking forward to filling that gap starting mid-2016.”

GOTAFE courses offer competencies in both manufacturing and repair, including develop and layup composite parts and tooling, adjusting resin chemicals and selecting and using joining techniques.

Course contact:
Contact Brett Ambrosio T: 1300 468 233 | E: bambrosio[at]