A PILOT program with a Perth Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college will develop a new framework for competency-based training of Atlas Copco Certificate IV qualified trainers and product specialists.
The program will link external Registered Training Organisation (RTO) certified course material and structure with elements of Atlas Copco’s technical training platform.
The resulting TAFE mapped courses for Atlas Copco and customer personnel will give trainers the opportunity to attain universally recognised certification for course material completed under the auspices of Atlas Copco or their local TAFE.
“The beauty of the TAFE system is that competency levels offered from this training are recognised Australia-wide,” Atlas Copco Construction and Mining technical and training co-ordinator Rex Supierz said.
Atlas Copco engaged Swan TAFE senior lecturer Clyde Hicks to identify components of the supplier’s ROC L8 surface drill training course that could be matched to standard TAFE curriculum content.
Similar matrices will be developed to determine common links between all Atlas Copco technical training material and TAFE course content.
“We’re using the ROC L8 machine for a pilot at the moment,” Supierz said.
“When the course is adjusted to the TAFE competency-based structure it will give the trainees the opportunity to complete an Atlas Copco course or modules and receive full certification, according to RTO guidelines.”
“We will still offer machine specific training, but under the RTO stamp of the national TAFE system.
Technical and Training Coordinator