Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

MSM30216

Course Overview

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Average Course Duration: 3 Years

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Description

The MSM30216 Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application provides the trade-level competencies required to perform the wide range of surface preparation and protective coating application operations that occur across a range of heavy industry, ships and infrastructure.

The surfaces being prepared are typically metal (usually ferrous) and may be structural or have other mechanical requirements. The protective coatings may be liquid or solid. The applied coating may, or may not be the final coat and its purpose is protective, not decorative.

People with this qualification would be expected to work under routine supervision only, preparing surfaces and/or applying protective coatings in accordance with a provided technical specification. They would be expected to recognise situations where the intended approach was not appropriate/not working and take appropriate action to ensure the final result is satisfactory.

People with this qualification may be expected to undertake some combination of:

  • abrasively blast clean surfaces to Australian Standard requirements and in accordance with the specification
  • prepare surfaces for coating as required by the specification
  • apply liquid protective surface coatings
  • apply solid polymer surface coatings (this is usually a specialised area).
  • They may work in a manufacturer's factory or they may work as contractors on the site of the plant/ship/infrastructure.

    This work may be undertaken:

  • in a factory environment
  • in an onsite, outdoors environment
  • inside a vessel or other confined space
  • outside a vessel or structure
  • at heights
  • some combination of these.
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    49.8%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    16.7%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Labourers

    15.8%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    24.3%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    18.8%

    Manufacturing
    Other services

    13.6%

    Other services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Manufacturing Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Manufacturing.


    Stream

    Surfacing

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


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    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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