Types of Apprenticeships

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Komatsu Apprenticeship Streams

Plant Mechanic - AUR31220 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology 

As an Apprentice Plant Mechanic, you will be trained in using a variety of tools and techniques to diagnose faults in machinery and develop efficient repair solutions to reduce downtime and meet maintenance schedules. Your training will encompass a range of skills, including the ability to repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems, carry out regular maintenance inspections, diagnose and repair engines and engine components, repair mobile plant braking systems, hydraulic fluid power systems, transmissions, drive assemblies, tracked type drive and support systems, and other essential components. By gaining proficiency in these essential skills, you will become a highly skilled plant mechanic capable of ensuring that machinery runs smoothly, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency. 


Electrician - UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician 

As an Apprentice Electrician, your work will involve dealing with high voltage electrical systems on a variety of equipment. You will need to diagnose and repair these systems, perform routine maintenance inspections, and overhaul electric wheel motors and alternators as needed. This may include replacing major components such as engines, alternators, capacitors, and wheel motors, as well as main electric cables or cable terminals. You may also have the opportunity to work on our Hybrid excavator technology. This work will be done across a range of equipment, including Electric Drive Dump Trucks, Wheel Loaders, Rope Shovels, and more. 



Automotive Electrician - AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology 

As an Apprentice Automotive Electrician, you will play a crucial role in the installation and maintenance of electrical components in a wide range of earthmoving machinery and mining equipment. Your duties may include working on systems that range from 12V to 24V, testing alternators, starter motors, and other electrical components, as well as electronic ignition and air conditioning systems. In this role, you will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring and electronic components, dismantling, and removing electrical components, adjusting engine control systems, and repairing or replacing faulty ignitions and wiring. 



Mechanical Fitter - MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade 

As an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter, you will be taught how to use various tools and engineering techniques to repair and maintain both underground and surface mechanical and hydraulic mobile plant equipment, as well as stationary machinery. You will need to work to the manufacturers' repair standards and use precision measuring instruments to ensure that parts are accurate and fit within their specifications. 





Electrical Fitter - UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting 

As an Apprentice Electrical Fitter, you will receive extensive training to prepare you for assembling, fitting, and repairing electrical plant and machinery. This comprehensive training program covers a broad range of topics, including electrical wiring work and electrical safety. You will learn how to fabricate and assemble components, troubleshoot and solve problems along AC and DC circuits, work with single and three-phase low voltage machines, terminate cables and cords, and connect electrical control circuits. By the end of the training program, you will have the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively as an Electrical Fitter. 


Boilermaker - MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade 

As an Apprentice Boilermaker, you will learn how to construct, assemble, maintain, and repair major and minor frame housing and chassis used in mobile and stationary plant and equipment. This involves aligning structures, frames, or plate sections to assemble equipment according to manufacturers' blueprints and drawings, using a variety of hand, welding, and power tools. You will also gain expertise in welding techniques and the use of heat, pressure, and cutting tools to shape and join metal parts, as well as performing quality checks to ensure the finished product meets industry standards. 



Fitter Machinist - MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical TradeKomatsu apprentice working on machine

As a Fitter Machinist Apprentice, you will specialise in the fiitting and machining of metal components. You will be responsible for assembling, disassembling, and modifying parts to precise specifications whereby you will use a variety of tools and machinery, such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, and precision measuring instruments, to shape and finish metal parts.