none

WELDING TRAINING TO ANSWER QUEENSLAND SKILLS SHORTAGES

21-09-2018
by 
in 

Weld Australia is teaming up with the Queensland State Government and TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to improve welder training in Queensland to meet the demands of the state’s defence and manufacturing industries.

The Government has pledged $800,000 to the project to fund the purchase of ten augmented-reality welding simulators, with five to be based at SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge, with the remaining five destined for regional areas.

According to Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick, “We want Queensland welders to have the technology and coursework to meet the international welding standard increasingly being required for major defence and commercial projects, so we are planning for the future.”

“Training with the augmented reality system is considerably faster than traditional welding training, enabling us to get experienced welders to the ISO 9606 level in reduced time and cost over traditional training methods,” he added.

Weld Australia CEO Geoff Crittenden added: “Queensland as a whole faces a significant shortage of qualified and certified welders. Without action, the state will be unable to meet future demand for defence, rolling stock, infrastructure and resources projects.”

“In particular, Queensland’s welders must be properly trained and ready to deliver the $5 billion LAND 400 project. This landmark project is an economic game-changer that is expected to create over 450 advanced manufacturing and engineering jobs across the state,” said Crittenden.

“With global defence giant Rheinmetall set to establish its Australian headquarters in south-east Queensland, local welders must be trained and qualified according to global best-practice to ensure they can reap the benefits of this huge defence industry programme,” he added.

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 01.02.2019
    01.02.2019
    by      In
    Ai Group has released a wide-ranging report into Australia's tertiary education system, identifying the challenges that need to be addressed to deliver better outcomes for students, the community and the economy and making recommendations that would add greater coherence to the policy framework... Read More
  2. 10.01.2019
    10.01.2019
    by      In
    An innovative trade readiness course is leading the way in creating a new breed of “tech-savvy” tradies. The course, which is run by TAFE NSW in Wollongong, gives new fitting and machining, electrical and engineering apprentices and cadets a primer in everything from machine operating to money... Read More
  3. 21.11.2018
    21.11.2018
    by      In
    Pilz has developed a modular training system to help both educational institutions and companies to deliver practical training in the field of safe automation technology.
    The Pilz Education Systems range comprises nine different control panels that can be combined to create a complete scenario.... Read More
  4. 19.11.2018
    19.11.2018
    by      In
    Two years ago, Siemens Australia collaborated with Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) to develop a first-of-its-kind digital apprenticeship, the Industry 4.0 Apprenticeship programme.
    Recently, the programme won the Apprenticeships – Employer... Read More