W121226 - Mechanic's assistant

Mechanic's assistant
Western District Diesel Services

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact CGLLEN for specific information regarding placement: swl@cgllen.org.au or 5352 3266.
Do you have a passion for diesel motors? Do you enjoy working with your hands? Western District Diesel Services have an exciting opportunity for a student who is studying or interested in studying an Automotive or Engineering certificate to join their team for an SWL opportunity. Western District Diesel Services is a locally owned business that provide professional and quality work on all sorts of Diesel machinery. If you are motivated and enthusiastic about learning from one of the best in the business, please contact your careers teacher about how to apply now.

Skills You Might Learn

Skills attained will include the following;
- Importance of teamwork
- Time management and punctuality
- Communication skills in the workplace
- Experience and familiarity with general mechanical and heavy machinery functions
- Exposure to diesel vehicle and machinery maintenance activities in a professional environment
- Broader understanding of what a Mechanical Tradesperson’s role involves on a day-to-day basis

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students may undertake tasks and typical duties only if they are completing a relevant VET qualification and the structured workplace learning will allow them to obtain or further develop the skills and knowledge outlined in a relevant unit of competency within the qualification.
The student will be assisting the trained Diesel mechanics in the servicing of a wide range of vehicles with hands on participation in mechanical repairs and services.
The student will participate in various facets of a busy automotive workshop, including cleaning of the workshop, dissembling of machine parts (under supervision) and assisting the team with a wide variety of duties.
The student will also have the opportunity to learn workplace communication, safe work practices and how to cooperate effectively in a work place.

Student Requirements

Students are permitted to learn how to use plant or equipment only if they are explicitly required in the performance criteria or assessment requirements of a unit of competency the student is undertaking as part of a VET qualification.
The following requirements must be met;
- Students are required to have a keen interest in diesel mechanics and automotive and machinery repairs and maintenance.
- The students must have completed the OH&S module in Work Related Skills or the OH&S module in the relevant VET course.
- Personal mobile phones are not required during work hours. Mobile phones or devices are only to be used during meal breaks and out of work hours.
- Students must have a willingness to learn and be able to follow instructions carefully and competently.
- Students must be willing to communicate clearly and work with a team. This includes notifying the supervisor of any planned or unplanned absence from placement.
- Students must be physically able to work with hand tools and machines.
- Students must enjoy practical and manual work and be able to bend and lift using safe manual handling techniques.
- Students are to complete any applicable relevant course work and/or Workplace Learning Record entries as outlines in the SWL Arrangement.
- Personal mobile phones are not required and should only be used out of work hours or on meal breaks.

Dress Requirements

Neat tidy dress (no fabric tears or loose clothing) or overalls are required. The mechanical work shop is a dirty environment and clothes will be affected. Safety boots must be worn. All personal protective equipment must be worn in accordance with work safety procedures.

Special Transport Requirements

The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) is responsible for the student’s transport to and from the workplace.
If it is proposed that the student may need to undertake vehicle travel with their employer and/or supervisor during the arrangement (including transporting the student to and/or from the workplace), the employer must complete the Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form. The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) must give their consent by also completing this form.
If transport is presenting a problem please contact CGLLEN to discuss available options and support that can be provided. Email: SWL@cgllen.org.au Phone: 03 5352 3266


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W121226
Industry Area: AUTOMOTIVE
Location: Ararat - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: To be negotiated with Teacher, Student and Employer- Forms required before commencement are Ministerial Order 55 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network


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