Wednesday 20th Nov, 2019

Belt splicing now a trade in WA

The Western Australian Government has officially endorsed Fenner Dunlop’s Belt Splicing course as an Apprenticeship/Trade.

The Western Australian Government has officially endorsed Fenner Dunlop’s Belt Splicing course as an Apprenticeship/Trade.

The recognition means that the company can now offer employees a learning pathway with a national certification and trade papers through its Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Fenner Dunlop General Manager – Safety, Training & Technical Vicki Wust, started the process with the Resources Industry Training Council (RTIC) in July 2018 to initiate the trade recognition for Fenner Dunlop’s Conveyor System Technicians in Western Australia.

This led to collaboration between the industry and the State Training Board and WA Department of Training and Workforce Development.

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“Fenner Dunlop are industry leaders, with a proven track record for developing and upskilling both new entrant and experienced Belt Splicers through their nationally certified career pathway,” Vicki said.

“I have a vision to see Belt Splicing recognised as a trade across Australia. Currently two states down and five to go.”

Fenner Dunlop’s 30 WA belt splicing trainees have all transitioned onto the new apprenticeship scheme.

The company’s RTO had delivered more than 1400 belt splicing qualifications across New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, with more than 300 new students.