Types of Apprenticeships

Plant Mechanic

As a Plant Mechanic Apprentice you will gain exposure working on Mining and Construction equipment. Some of your duties will include servicing, diagnosing faults and doing repairs, changing of components (engines, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic valves). You will learn to use a large range of hand tools in this trade.  



As an Apprentice Electrician you will be working on a range of equipment that produce high voltage output. The work entails diagnosing and repairing high voltage electrical systems and overhauling electric wheel motors & alternators. Overhaul on equipment may entail changing of major components engine, alternator & wheel motors. It may also include replacing of main electric cables/ or changing of cable terminals.


Auto – Electrician

As an Apprentice Auto - Electrician you will work on Mining and Construction equipment that have low voltage systems - 12V to 24V. Duties include testing alternators, starter motors and other electrical components and changing out the components if required. Working on new equipment would entail the fit out of customer requested electrical accessories and testing of them.


Mechanical Fitter

As an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter you will learn to use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair underground and surface mechanical and hydraulic mobile plant equipment and stationary machinery to the manufacturers repair standards. Mechanical Fitters are required to use precision measuring instruments to check parts for accuracy and fit with in the manufacturers specifications.



As an Apprentice Boilermaker you will gain exposure in constructing, assembling, maintaining, and repairing major and minor frame housing and chassis used in mobile and stationary plant and equipment. The trade entails aligning structures, frames or plate sections to assemble this equipment, following manufacturers blueprints and drawings. The work involves the use of a varied range of hand, welding and power tools.



As an Electronics Apprentice the work you do will involve the testing, repair and maintenance of complex automation and control equipment used on underground mining machinery. This type of Apprenticeship is only offered in our Rockhampton QLD facility.