The new simulators will ensure that local welders are ready to respond to the increased demand for their skills as part of the naval shipbuilding program and in advanced manufacturing.
The virtual and augmented reality welding technology increases the rate of engagement in learning and allows students and lecturers to analyse and review welding techniques and performance in a digital environment. The result is that students then perform more effectively in the live workshop environment.
The advanced training technology at TAFE SA Regency, which includes virtual reality helmets, will be utilised to support new apprentices embarking on a career in fabrication and current welders, seeking to refresh and refine their skills.
The Centre will particularly support apprentices in Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM30305). This TAFE SA qualification was the first in Australia to be endorsed last year by the Naval Shipbuilding College as having requisite welding content suitable for the Naval Shipbuilding industry.
TAFE SA will continue to work closely with Weld Australia and other industry partners to maximise the benefits of this training centre.
These simulators are another example of TAFE SA utilising the latest technology in an educational environment to prepare students with the skills and knowledge for long and successful careers.
The Advanced Welder Training Centre’s aim is:
The Advanced Welder Training Centre will deliver training to apprentices, existing workers, high school students and other learners on 12 state-of-the art welding simulators with:
The opening of the Advanced Welder Training Centre coincides with a number of industry imperatives including:
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Freecall 1800 882 661