Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
Twenty-three year old, Rhys Teelow recently commenced working with Haulmark Trailers Australia, a leading trailer supplier based in Rocklea, where he assists in the manufacture of heavy-rig trailers, cattle grids and cattle carts.
Having recently graduated from Careers Australia’s Salisbury campus with his Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding), Rhys is excited to be starting his career with such a large company.
Rhys commenced studying at the Salisbury campus when he was an eager and energetic eighteen year old, and says he has come a long way in his career and professional development in the four years since.
Craig Small, Careers Australia’s Trades Operations Manager at the Salisbury campus said, “During the course Rhys was unable to complete certain practical units in the workplace due to the limitations of his employer’s business. To overcome this we trained Rhys and got him to do some real life manufacturing here at Careers Australia, which covered off what he had missed out on.”
“The result of his practical onsite training was two Ned Kelly letterboxes, which he manufactured from scratch to meet the practical components that he wasn't readily exposed to in his job. We now proudly display one at the entrance to the campus, and the other is on Rhys' girlfriend’s parents property collecting their mail,” said Craig.
Jason Woods, Engineering Trainer said “This course has provided Rhys with a solid foundation for his future career. Students get great satisfaction from this course as they manufacture from nothing, and in due time they can then see their product while driving down the road.”
“Rhys was a dedicated student with excellent attention to detail throughout his studies and he demonstrated the potential to become an excellent tradesman. He’ll be an asset to Haulmark Trailers, and I look forward to hearing about his progress over the coming years,” said Craig.
The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) is offered as a four year work placement apprenticeship.