Trades: Electrical and Instrumentation
RMIT offers pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training in electrotechnology at our purpose-built facilities, and one of only two Victorian providers of extension training in instrumentation.
Frank Lunardi (Program Manager, Electrical and Instrumentation) and Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Student) talk about the experience of studying electrical and instrumentation trades at RMIT. They are featured talking to camera interspersed with scenes of students in workshops and other learning environments. Upbeat music plays throughout.
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Electrical and instrumentation
Frank Lunardi (Program Manager, Electrical and Instrumentation): As an apprentice, when you come to RMIT you can do your Cert 3 in electrical but also you can do an extension going onto instrumentation.
Our instrumentation area, there's only two TAFEs in Victoria that do run instrumentation.
It's a four year apprenticeship and you will spend three years at TAFE and then one full year on the job. Then once they've got their contractor's license and they've completed their apprenticeship, they can then open up their own business.
Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Student): I didn't just solely want to do instrumentation.
I wanted the opportunity to do electrical work as well.
I believe RMIT is one of the only places that offers instrumentation as well as the electrical trade.
Frank Lunardi: In the Cert 3 of Electrical Technology course, there's basically three areas that you can go through to and the first one is domestic, become a domestic electrician.
The second area is going into commercial and construction sort of electrical work, and the third pathway is also industrial.
Jennifer Fitzpatrick: I do want to get to a point where I am in the top of my field, but it's just fine tuning what I've enjoyed the most.
Frank Lunardi: One of the big benefits that you've got at RMIT is the amount of prac equipment that we do have.
We have a plant on the roof of this building, which has been basically designed for the installation of all solar panels and on the grid connection of solar energy.
Jennifer Fitzpatrick: There's a lot of possibilities, like there's the water and gas industry, there's automation, there's all the robotic type implementations in the manufacturing industry.
The possibilities are endless.
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