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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Boat Building

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Certificate I in Boatbuilding [Pre-apprenticeship] (15562VIC)
Career Opportunities Boatbuilder, shipwright apprentice. Scope of Delivery Full-time/Part-time. Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide boat builder and shipwright training in the construction and repair of all types of vessels from small pleasure craft and work boats, to large commercial and naval ships. These vessels may be constructed from wood, fibreglass, aluminium or steel. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but applicants must possess basic English language, literacy and numeracy skills. Selection Procedures/Selection Criteria Selection to this course is via an interview process. Course Duration The course consists of 11 core modules, 350 nominal hours of study. Course Structure Each module covers a particular facet of the trade and includes the relevant theory, mathematics, drawing and practical skills. Core Modules Module Code NOS119 VBG951 VBG952 NCS001 VBG953 VBG954 VBG955 VBG956 VBG957 VBG958 VBH966 Hours 30 40 20 40 20 40 20 80 40 20 0

Work Environment Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Boatbuilding Terminology Workplace Communications Boatbuilding Calculations Hand and Power Tools Boatbuilding Drafting Craft Development Boatbuilding Materials Introduction to Static Machines Workplace Training

All modules are compulsory. Module descriptors are listed towards the back of this brochure.

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Scope of Delivery Full-time.

Certificate II in Boat Building [Traineeship] (15563VIC)


Career Opportunities Boatbuilder, shipwright apprentice.

Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide boatbuilding and shipwright training in the construction and repair of all types of vessels from small pleasure craft and work boats, to large ships. These vessels may be constructed from wood, fibreglass, aluminium or steel. The course also allows employers to tailor a course which suits their particular enterprise. Entry Requirements Students must enter a training agreement and be able to demonstrate basic English language, literacy and numeracy skills. Selection Procedures/Selection Criteria Selection to this course is via an interview process. Course Duration Course consists of core modules totalling 230 hours and elective modules totalling 260 hours. Course Structure To receive the qualification Certificate II in Boatbuilding(15563VIC) [Traineeship] the participant must enter into a training agreement and successfully complete all the core modules and 260 hours of electives. Core Modules Module Code NOS119 NBG951 VBG952 NCS001 VBG954 VBG955 VBG959 VBG960 Hours 30 40 20 40 40 20 20 20

Work Environment Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Boatbuilding Terminology Workplace Communication Hand and Power Tools Boatbuilding Drafting Craft Construction (General) Construction Materials

Electives will be selected by the department in consultation with the trainee and will be dependent on suitable teaching resources. Electives are selected from the Boatbuilding Module Bank, listed at the end of Certificate III in Boatbuilding(15564VIC) [Apprenticeship]. Module descriptors are listed towards the back of this brochure.
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Certificate III in Boat Building (15564VIC) [Apprenticeship]
Career Opportunities Boatbuilder, shipwright apprentice. Scope of Delivery Part-time. Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide boatbuilding and shipwright training in the construction and repair of all types of vessels from small pleasure craft and work boats, to large ships. These vessels may be constructed from wood, fibreglass, aluminium or steel. The course also allows employers to tailor a course which suits their particular enterprise. Entry Requirements Students must be employed as boatbuilder or shipwright apprentices. Selection Procedures/Selection Criteria Selection is conducted by employer. Course Duration 960 nominal hours, 3 years part time. Course Structure In order to receive the qualification Certificate III in Boatbuilding(15564VIC) the participant must enter into a training agreement and successfully complete all the core modules totalling 270 hours plus 690 nominal hours of elective modules drawn from the Certificate III in Boatbuilding(15564VIC) Module Bank. Core Modules Module Code NOS119 VBG951 VBG952 NCS001 VBG953 VBG954 VBG955 VBG959 VBG960 VBG958 Hours 30 40 20 40 20 40 20 20 20 20 80 40 60 40

Work Environment Workplace Occupational Health & Safety Boatbuilding Terminology Workplace Communication Boatbuilding Calculations Hand & Power Tools Boatbuilding Drafting Craft Construction (General) Construction Materials Introduction to Static Machines

Boatbuilding Module Bank: VBG956 Craft Development VBG981 Planking VBG961 Craft Construction - Timber VBG982 Introduction to Fibreglass
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VBG966 Small Craft Construction 40 VBG980 Computers and Technology 20 VBG996 Problem Solving 20 VBG967 Decking 40 VBG984 Ribbing and Longitudinal Framing 40 VBG985 Timber Flooring and Seats 40 VBG969 Backbone Structures 40 VBG962 Craft Construction - Fibreglass 60 VBG986 Steambending and Laminating Timber 40 VBG987 Estimating and Costing 40 VBG970 Paints, Coatings, Sealants and Adhesives 40 VBG971 Composite Fibres 1 40 VBG972 Composite Fibres 2 40 NBB09 Welding and Thermal Cutting 40 VBG990 Computer Aided Drafting 40 VBG968 Boatbuilding Patterns 40 VBG975 Lofting 40 VBG973 Fitout & Finish 40 VBG963 Craft Construction - Aluminium 60 VBG977 First Aid 40 VBG974 Boatyard Operations 40 VBG997 Customer Service 20 VBG991 Centreboats, Rudders and Steering Gear 40 VBG992 Round Bilge Lofting 40 VBG998 Small Business Management 40 VBG993 Fairing Operations 40 VBG994 Breasthooks, Knees, Thwarts, Masts & Spars 40 VBG976 Maintenance & Repair Techniques 40 VBG978 Advanced Static Machines 40 VBG979 Installation of Fittings and Engines 40 VBG964 Craft Construction - Steel 60 VBH966 Workplace Training 0 Note: Electives offered will be selected by the School and dependent upon the availability of suitable teaching resources. Module descriptors are listed towards the back of this brochure.

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Related Courses Certificate I in Construction (Off-Site)(BCG10198) Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying - PreApprenticeship)(21393VIC) Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry PreApprenticeship) (21393VIC) Certificate II in Construction(Off-site)(BCF20100) Certificate II in Furniture Making (LMF20302) Certificate III in Furniture Making (LMF30302) Certificate III in Furniture Making (Wood Machining)(LMF30502) Certificate IV in Applied Design (Furniture)(21528VIC)) Certificate III in General Construction (Bricklaying/Blocklaying)(BCG30698) [Apprenticeship] Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry Framework/Formwork/Finishing)(BCG30798) [Apprenticeship] Certificate III in Off-Site Construction (JoineryTimber/Aluminium/Glass)BCF30200) Certificate IV in Residential Drafting(40357SA) Diploma of Building Design and Technology (40356SA) Advanced Diploma of Building Design and Project Administration(40355SA) Diploma of Building Surveying(BCG50103) Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying(BCG60103)

Module Content NCS001 WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Simple and routine information using the telephone; Face to face interaction; Document storage; Simple and routine instructions in the workplace; Participate in small informal work groups; Interaction with client, within and external to the organisation; Simple routine matters; Using the telephone and face-to-face contact. NOS119 WORK ENVIRONMENT Function and structure of public and private organisations; Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, their reciprocal nature, and the importance of co-operation in the workplace; Principles and implementation of equal opportunity and anti-discrimination as they apply to the workplace. VBG951 WORKPLACE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Explain the legal requirements covering Occupational Health and Safety in the boatbuilding industry; Describe the potential hazards and hazard control measures in a boatbuilding environment; Comply with occupational health and safety and enterprise requirements for safe work practices and procedures in a boatbuilding workplace; Demonstrate the use of personal protective equipment and clothing relevant to boatbuilding operations; Undertake enterprise recording and reporting in accordance with occupational health and safety and scope of responsibility.

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VBG952 BOATBUILDING TERMINOLOGY Define a range of boating terms and components; Describe the different types of components associated with sailing boats. VBG953 BOATBUILDING CALCULATIONS Demonstrate the use of an electronic calculator; Perform weight, density and volume calculations as required in various practical situations using an electronic calculator; Use an electronic calculator to calculate the costs of materials required in order to plan, estimate and construct practical projects; Perform a range of calculations relating to sails and sailing rigs.

VBG954 HAND AND POWER TOOLS Demonstrate basic hand tool skills as used in the construction of timber, fibreglass and metal boats; Demonstrate basic hand skills in the operation of power and pneumatic hand tools for timber, fibreglass and metal boat applications relevant to the boatbuilding industry; Apply basic maintenance and storage procedures for a range of hand, power and pneumatic hand tools used in boat construction according to standard operational procedures and manufacturers specifications. VBG955 BOATBUILDING DRAFTING Describe the drawing instruments and accessories used in the development of lines plan drawings; Produce a fully developed lines plan from a set of offsets; Demonstrate the procedure for reproducing a set of dinghy lines plans and camber developments from a set of offsets. VBG956 CRAFT DEVELOPMENT Explain boatbuilding methods, including propulsion methods and associated components; Explain the function of mould and construction in boat construction; Describe the methods and components used in planking, sheeting, lay-up and procedures used in hull construction in the boatbuilding industry; In accordance with a specified plan and enterprise policy and procedures: Demonstrate the assembly of a support jig and transverse moulds for the construction of a timber hull, Construct a deadwood backbone and longitudinal frame components for a timber hull, Perform the preparation of a hull and deck lay-up for a canoe; In accordance with construction plans, manufacturers specifications and enterprise policy and procedures: Perform hull and deck hand lay-up procedures and wetting out applications of fibre reinforced materials, Demonstrate the application of deck reinforcement and buoyancy materials, Release the hull and deck structures from moulds and assemble. VBG958 INTRODUCTION TO STATIC MACHINES Identify the safety precautions that must be followed when operating static machinery; Demonstrate basic hand skills to operate basic electric workshop machinery for timber, fibreglass and metal boat applications; Demonstrate the general maintenance procedures on basic electric workshop machinery used on boat construction.

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VBG959 CRAFT CONSTRUCTION (GENERAL) Describe the different types of backbone structures and associated components used in boat construction; Describe the construction of moulds and the different types of longitudinal and transverse framings used in hull construction; Describe the methods of planking, sheeting and lay-up procedures used in hull construction; Describe the methods used for deck planking, sheathing and the components used in deck structure of boats. VBG960 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Describe the various types of materials used for boat construction; Describe the types of fastenings used in boat construction; Demonstrate the application of fastenings to materials used in boat construction. VBG961 CRAFT CONSTRUCTION - TIMBER Construct keel stern apron moulds and transom for a timber hull according to a specified plan; Install keel stern apron moulds and transom onto a formerly constructed jig and apply fairing techniques in conjunction with a specified plan; Apply planking materials to a timber hull; Perform hand fairing techniques to fair a timber hull to a specified standard; Demonstrate finishing techniques on a timber hull in accordance with specifications. VBG962 CRAFT CONSTRUCTION - FIBREGLASS Prepare a hull and deck mould for the lay-up of a canoe according to specified procedures and occupational health and safety considerations and practices; Apply gelcoat to a full coverage stage onto a prepared hull and deck mould, according to manufacturers specifications; Perform hull and deck hand lay-up procedures according to a construction plan and manufacturers specifications; Assemble hull and deck structures according to construction plan specifications. VBG963 CRAFT CONSTRUCTION - ALUMINIUM Describe the use of aluminium in boatbuilding; Describe the types of corrosion that affect aluminium and the prevention methods used; Describe the tools and fastenings used in aluminium boatbuilding; Perform a conic development of a boat; Fabricate external deck fitting components to specified standards; Demonstrate techniques used for welding and finishing deck fitting components. VBG964 CRAFT CONSTRUCTION - STEEL Describe the features of steel boats; Fabricate hull and internal support components for a small steel boat; Strengthen sheet metal using plate forming operations; Assemble a small steel boat. VBG966 SMALL CRAFT CONSTRUCTION Perform the procedures for the assembly of a building jig for boat construction purposes; Demonstrate procedures for constructing components of the boats backbone; Demonstrate the setting up sequence for the backbone frame or mould, transom, stern and bracing arrangements for a small boat.

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VBG967 DECKING Demonstrate the construction of different types of deck beams used in deck frames for timber boats; Demonstrate the installation of a range of deck frame joints used in timber boats; Demonstrate the laying of a straight timber deck; Perform deck lay-up and reinforcing procedures for a fibreglass boat in accordance with industry standards; Fit metal deck frame components. VBG968 BOATBUILDING PATTERNS Describe the procedures used in the construction of a boatbuilding pattern; Construct a wooden pattern and produce a fibreglass plug and mould according to a specified plan; Produce a finished product from a mould according to specified lay-up procedures; Construct a foil component to plan specifications. VBG969 BACKBONE STRUCTURES Demonstrate the use of a spindle moulder to perform rebating operations on boat components; Assemble a keel wedge into a keel according to specified plans; Describe the construction and uses of ballast keels; Construct a stern for a boat and attach it to the keel according to specified plans; Perform the construction of a transom to plan and specifications; Set up the backbone for a boat and assemble the associated components to the structure. VBG970 PAINTS, COATINGS, SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES Demonstrate the preparation of fibreglass, metal and timber surfaces for the application of marine coatings; Apply filler materials to fibreglass, metal and timber surfaces prior to the application of marine coatings; Apply sheathing materials to timber boats according to manufacturers specifications; Demonstrate paint procedures and application techniques on timber, fibreglass and metal boats according to manufacturers specifications. VBG971 COMPOSITE FIBRES 1 Apply material management practices to the use of composite materials according to appropriate plans and specifications; Demonstrate application methods for a range of composite materials; Apply vacuum bagging construction techniques including setting up and application procedures according to given specifications. VBG972 COMPOSITE FIBRES 2 Demonstrate the operation of a gelcoat, resin/glass depositor according to manufacturers specifications; Describe the use of foams in boatbuilding; Describe the construction methods and range of materials used in composite construction of a boat; Apply the procedures used in foam sandwich construction according to a specified plan. VBG973 FITOUT AND FINISH Explain the methods used for the fabrication of superstructures in timber, metal and fibreglass; Explain the procedures and safety factors to be considered in the installation of internal and external openings; Explain the methods used for the fitout installation of a small boat; Install a range of exterior trims and deck hardware according to plans and specifications.

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VBG974 BOATYARD OPERATIONS Describe the boatyard layout and slipping procedures; Demonstrate the slipping, support and relaunch of a boat on a cradle slipway; Describe the possible environmental hazards that may arise from work carried out in a boatyard. VBG975 LOFTING Produce a plan drawing of a hard chine dinghy showing profile view, plan view and cross sections; Develop a lofted plan of a hard chine dinghy; Apply Simpsons Rule to calculations relevant to the lofted plan. VBG976 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR TECHNIQUES Demonstrate appropriate maintenance procedures for environmental damage on boats in accordance with enterprise standards and procedures; Apply appropriate procedures for the prevention of electrolytic attack on metals used in boat construction in accordance with enterprise standards and manufacturers specifications. VBG977 FIRST AID Describe relevant legislation and regulatory guidelines; Demonstrate correct procedures for cardio pulmonary resuscitation on a mannequin; Demonstrate appropriate first aid treatment of a range of injuries; Demonstrate procedures to ensure the safety of patient, bystanders and the first aider; Describe procedures to summon assistance; Record details of treatment given. VBG978 ADVANCED STATIC MACHINES Demonstrate the correct adjustment of fences and guards on static machines; Demonstrate the safe and efficient use of a range of static machines; Perform routine maintenance procedures on workshop machinery. VBG979 INSTALLATION OF FITTINGS AND ENGINES Demonstrate the installation of a range of internal and external fittings according to supplied plans, specifications and enterprise standards; Construct and install engine beds for boats in accordance with supplied plans, specifications and enterprise standards; Describe the requirements for the construction of fuel and water tanks for boats in accordance with enterprise and manufacturers specifications. VBG980 COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY Describe the function and components of a range of computer technology systems in the boatbuilding industry; Access information from a computer system in accordance with standard operating procedures and manufacturers specifications; Input information into a computer system in accordance with standard operating procedure. VBG981 PLANKING Demonstrate the use of appropriate fastenings to attach garboards to the backbone of a timber boat; Demonstrate the methods used for the planking of a timber boat; Perform spilling operations on planking stock; Demonstrate the fitting of planks to a timber hull; Select and apply suitable caulking materials to the timber hull.

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VBG982 INTRODUCTION TO FIBREGLASS Describe the safety procedures relevant to the use of fibreglass materials; Describe the hand tools and equipment used in the hand laminating of fibreglass; Describe the usage and mixing proportions of materials used in fibreglass lamination; Demonstrate the practical skills required for the production of a fibreglass panel to supplied specifications; Demonstrate the use of a diamond saw for the cutting of a cured laminated product. VBG984 RIBBING AND LONGITUDINAL FRAMING Describe the functions and construction methods of frames as applied to boats; Demonstrate the fastening of ribs to the keel and planks; Outline the methods used for fastening various types of floors to the keel, frames and planks; Demonstrate the fastening of longitudinal framing into a hull; Describe the procedure for the development of an engine bed for a boat. VBG985 TIMBER FLOORING AND SEATS Fabricate and fit seats to a boat according to specified plans; Install floor boards in a dinghy according to specified plans. VBG986 STEAMBENDING AND LAMINATING TIMBER Describe the types and function of sterns used in boats; Demonstrate steambending techniques to bend timber for use in a stern for a boat in accordance with enterprise standards and specifications; Produce a laminated stern for a boat in accordance with enterprise standards and specifications; Calculate the cost of the timber required to produce the laminated stern in accordance with enterprise standards and procedures.

VBG987 ESTIMATING AND COSTING Describe the aspects of revenue generation in the boatbuilding industry; Describe the elements of costing in the boatbuilding industry; Use estimation skills to prepare a costing on a boatbuilding project. VBG990 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING Describe the relevant hardware and software used for CAD operation; Perform the tasks required for the effective use of a CAD system; Perform operations using a typical CAD software package; Utilise a CAD software package to adjust a range of specifications and meet job requirements. VBG991 CENTREBOATS, RUDDERS AND STEERING GEAR Perform calculations relevant to the design of centreboards, rudders and steering gear; In accordance with enterprise standards: Construct a centreboard for a boat from a specified plan, Construct a rudder for a boat from a specified plan, Fabricate a rudder box to suit the rudder blade; Complete a construction plan of a yacht rudder in accordance with enterprise standards and specifications; Describe the range of steering control systems used on boats. VBG992 ROUND BILGE LOFTING Construct a suitable lofting grid; Develop a hull outline; Fair the hull shape with waterlines and buttock lines; Develop the true shape of a range of transoms; Complete the necessary drawings of hull components; Complete calculations involving the use of Simpsons second rule.

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VBG993 FAIRING OPERATIONS Describe the types and characteristics of marine plywood; In accordance with enterprise standards and procedures: Demonstrate techniques used in the fairing of a framework for a boat, Demonstrate the techniques used in the fitting and attachment of a plywood skin to a framework; Describe the materials used and the method employed in sheathing a hull; Fit chaffing strips as required by a specified plan. VBG994 BREASTHOOKS, KNEES, THWARTS, MASTS AND SPARS Demonstrate the fitting of breasthooks and quarter knees into a round bilge hull; Demonstrate the fitting of thwarts and knees into a round bilge hull; Demonstrate the fitting of floor boards into a round bilge dinghy; Describe the function, construction and maintenance of masts, rigging and spars on a sailing boat. VBG996 PROBLEM SOLVING Assess own work; Determine quality of received materials, in accordance with boatbuilding enterprise standards and procedures; Participate in corrective action regarding faults and quality deviations in accordance with enterprise standards and procedures and scope of responsibility; Investigate causes of quality deviations, in accordance with enterprise standards and procedures and scope of responsibility. VBG997 CUSTOMER SERVICE Receive and deal with internal customer enquiries; Respond to customer dissatisfaction; Respond to customer complaints in line with enterprise policy and procedures. VBG998 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT List and describe the key factors in running a small business in the boatbuilding industry; Describe the financial and leal requirements of a small business operation; Develop a business plan. Access and Equity The University believes that all students and staff have the right to study and work in a positive environment which values diversity and protects all members of the community from any form of discrimination or harassment. The University is committed to, and all staff are responsible for, achieving access, equity and excellence in tertiary education. Accordingly, the University has adopted flexible admission and selection policies that take account of the wide range of educational backgrounds and experience of prospective students. The Disability Liaison Unit is available to assist students with special needs. For further details visit Victoria Universitys web site: www.vu.edu.au/equity or contact the Equity and Social Justice Branch on (03) 9365 2193.

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Enrolment Processes

Application Procedures Applicants for full-time entry into courses which have a minimum entry requirement of satisfactory completion of Year 12 (VCE or equivalent) would generally apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) system. Check the most recent VTAC Guide for details. All other applicants must apply directly to Victoria University. Submission dates for applications for entry to TAFE courses vary. Application forms and details of dates for individual courses are available from the Admissions Office (03) 9365 2286 or the campus closest to your home or work. For further details visit Victoria Universitys web site: www.vu.edu.au. Applicants without the specified educational prerequisites may be eligible to enter courses if they have relevant work experience and/or can demonstrate their potential to successfully complete their chosen course.

Applicants offered a place in a course will need to enrol via one of the following ways attend a scheduled enrolment session; via mail; computerised/on-line enrolment or have the invoice mailed out. Further information about enrolment processes can be obtained from respective Departments. Victorian Government TAFE Fees and Charges Fees will be implemented in line with the Ministerial Direction for 2004. Students will be charged a tuition fee of $1.25 per enrolled subject hour to a maximum of $625. The maximum tuition fee for a new apprentice is $290 and the maximum tuition fee an adult VCE student is $420. In addition to the tuition fee a University General Services Fee also applies. Fee Concessions may be available depending on eligibility. For additional information refer to the TAFE Enrolment Information brochure available from the Admissions Office (03) 9365 2286 or the campus closest to your home or work. Material Fees Some TAFE Departments may charge material fees for providing goods and materials that are retained by the student. Further information about material fees can be obtained from respective Departments. Refunds TAFE fees will be fully refunded to students who withdraw from the course within four weeks of course commencement in order to take up a place at another tertiary institution. Students who withdraw from a course within four weeks of course commencement for other reasons will be entitled to a refund minus the minimum tuition fee and minimum GSF charge. Failure to formally withdraw from a course within the specified four weeks from the course commencement date will mean that unpaid fees will remain outstanding and be carried over to future enrolments.

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Personalised Access and Study Under personalised access and study, Victoria University will work with the prospective student to determine the sector (TAFE or Higher Education), the course and the campus that is most suitable for the applicant, taking into account a number of factors. For more information about study pathways and alternative entry programs offered by the University contact the Centre for Commencing Students on (03) 9688 4110. Credit Transfer and Mutual Recognition Credit transfer may be available for study previously completed. Students who have already successfully completed any of the modules/units in the course in which they are enrolling may be eligible for credit transfer. Under Mutual Recognition Victoria University will recognise Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any Australian Registered Training Organisation. Further information about credit transfer and application forms can be obtained from respective Departments. Induction/Orientation Procedures Induction/orientation for students will include information about: assessment processes, timetable, curriculum content, attendance requirements, books and materials required, relevant Victoria University policies and procedures, and services provided by Victoria University. Delivery Mode The TAFE Division of Victoria University offers students a range of study options including: full-time and part-time; on campus or off campus; workshops; workplace delivery; traineeships; apprenticeships; distance education; flexible education. Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competency The University is committed to recognizing the skills and knowledge of students. Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competency (RPL/RCC) is an assessment process that matches the skills and knowledge students have achieved, through study and life/work experience with what would be covered in specific modules/units within a course. Where the student successfully completes the RPL/RCC assessment they will receive an ungraded pass for those modules/units. Further information about RPL/RCC and application forms can be obtained from respective Departments.

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Assessment Assessment is competency based. Reassessment is available on appeal. Full assessment details are available from respective Departments. Flexible Learning and Assessment Services Departments may be able to offer flexible learning and assessment services that take account of the wide range of educational backgrounds and experience of students. Full details are available from respective Departments. Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support Staff are available to help students of the TAFE Division who wish to improve their skills in spelling, essay writing, report writing, numeracy and English language. Phone (03) 9284 8856 for further information. Discipline The University will act to protect good order and the rights of individuals within its confines. To this end, a formal process will be followed to deal with any alleged breach of discipline or misconduct. The University operates within the provision of a Regulation dealing with discipline (Regulation 2.7. Discipline). Students should note that the Student Union can be contacted on (03) 9688 4360 to assist in discipline related matters. Appeals, Complaints, Grievance Procedures Appeals, complaints and grievance procedures are based on principles of natural justice and should progress with confidentiality and discretion. In the first instance inform the relevant program manager/course coordinator, Head of Department or their supervisor about the situation. It is their responsibility to notify you about your rights and to take action on these matters. Students can also contact the Student Union on (03) 9688 4360 to assist in these matters. Relevant Legislation Legislation that may significantly impact on a students activities at Victoria University includes but is not limited to: the Equal Opportunity Act 1995, Information Privacy Act 2000, Freedom of Information Act 1982, Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985, and the Victoria University of Technology Act 1990 that includes admissions, enrolments and academic procedures and regulations.

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Other University Services Victoria University offers a variety of services to the University and wider communities. Some services, such as those offered by Student Services, are only available to current students, while other services are available to the public. Student Services provides support to students in a variety of ways and can be contacted on (03) 9688 4188. Staff provide academic support, personal and vocational counselling, help with finance, housing and health services. For further details regarding Student Services and other University services visit our web site: www.vu.edu.au. New Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information regarding Apprenticeships and Traineeships is available from the New Apprenticeship Centre, Footscray Nicholson Campus, Telephone: (03) 9284 8533. An apprenticeship can be full-time or part-time. The duration of the apprenticeship depends on the industry, the specific occupation or trade, any previous training undertaken and the achievement of competencies by the apprentice. Generally, apprenticeships can be started at any age and do not require any entry qualifications. Apprenticeship Procedure 1. The potential apprentice finds employment. There is a probationary period for all apprentices (either 30/91 days depending on the apprenticeship). 2. A Training Agreement is obtained from a New Apprenticeship Centre. The training agreement is completed and returned for processing. 3. The New Apprenticeship Centre processes the documentation and forwards it to the Apprenticeship Administration Branch who complete the registration process and provide relevant registration numbers. 4. The New Apprenticeship Centre also provides industry booklets to employers which outline how to employ an apprentice, government incentive payments and also provides a current list of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who deliver the training. 5. The apprentice, in consultation with the employer, will make contact with the RTO of their choice to discuss the training options offered. 6. The apprentice/employer may consult with any number of RTOs. 7. Once the apprentice/employer has determined the preferred RTO, the apprentice enrols with the preferred RTO by completing the enrolment procedure of the RTO. It is up to the apprentice/employer to organise enrolment. 8. On completion of the enrolment procedure, the apprentice will be provided with a copy of the enrolment details for the apprentice and for the employer.

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For Further Information Contact Department of Building & Construction Boat Building Victoria University Newport Campus 80 Champion Road, NEWPORT (03) 9284 8422 or (03) 9284 8403

The Centre for Commencing Students Victoria University Ballarat Road, FOOTSCRAY (03) 9688 4110 or visit our website: www.vu.edu.au CRICOS Provider No: 00124K

The information in this brochure is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change. June 2004

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