What careers are on offer?

Marcellin Technical College focuses on key industry sectors that meet the needs of industry within the South Australian region – automotive, building and construction, electrotechnology and metal and engineering. All trade training is provided by a co-located Registered Training Organisation - MTC Training.

We also provide a wide range of courses in conjunction with TAFE SA.

Animal Studies

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Animal Studies Program for Year 11 and 12 run in conjunction with TAFE SA (Gilles Plains Campus)

Certificate II in Animal Studies (studied in Semester 1 2016 in Year 11)

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include: Animal Care Attendant; Animal Shelter Attendant; Kennel Hand; Cattery Attendant; Pet Shop Attendant; Assistant Dog Groomer, etc.

Units of Competency

  • Work in the animal care industry
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • Feed and water animals
  • Assist in the health care of animals
  • Provide basic first aid for animals
  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • Provide information on companion animal products and services
  • Participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • Source information for animal care needs
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Balance and secure point of sale terminal

In Year 12, students start studying Certificate III in Animal Studies.

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Automotive

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CERTIFICATE II IN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING TECHNOLOGY
The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is a pre-apprenticeship course and is the first step to gaining an apprenticeship in the Automotive industry. This qualification provides basic operational knowledge and the development of skills applicable to the Automotive industry.

The course is based on hands-on experiences. It involves both theory and practical skills in automotive servicing, and students will learn how to apply safe work, environmental and sustainability practices in an automotive workplace.

This course covers use of workplace tools and equipment, servicing and inspection of engines, transmissions, cooling, fuel, steering, suspension and braking systems, and how to identify automotive faults.

COURSE STRUCTURE AT MARCELLIN
Core Units of Competency

  • Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
  • Inspect and service batteries
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Inspect and service cooling systems
  • Inspect and serviced steering systems
  • Inspect and service suspension systems
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
  • Service final drive assemblies
  • Service final drive (driveline)

Elective Units of Competency

  • Establish relations with customers
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Service petrol fuel systems
  • Inspect and service transmissions (manual)
  • Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)
  • Inspect and service clutch systems

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) DELIVERY
The pre-vocational Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology qualification is delivered by the College’s in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO), MTC Training.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core Units of Competency (UoC), and
  • A combination of Elective Units of Competency (UoC) to achieve a total weighting of 140.

PATHWAYS
This automotive pathway can lead to an apprenticeship and career as an Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Electrician, Heave and/or Light Vehicle Mechanic, Diesel Fitting and Engine reconditioning, Marine Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic and Motocycle Mechanic.
For more pathways, please visit http://myfuture.edu.au/

Disclaimer about the video: Earlier students were completing Certificate III level, due to changes in regulations students complete Certificate II as Certificate III is an apprenticeship level.

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Construction

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CERTIFICATE II IN CONSTRUCTION PATHWAYS

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways is a pre-apprenticeship course and is the first step to gaining an apprenticeship in the Building and Construction industry. This qualification provides basic operational knowledge and the development of skills applicable to the Building and Construction industry.

The course is based on hands-on experiences. It involves both theory and practical skills in building and construction, with an emphasis on carpentry.

This course aims to help students to complete broad-based training in housing and commercial construction, equipping students with the type of skills and knowledge an employer looks for when hiring an apprentice.

COURSE STRUCTURE AT MARCELLIN
Core Units of Competency

  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Plan and organise work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective Units of Competency

  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Use construction tools and equipment

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) DELIVERY
The pre-vocational Certificate II in Construction Pathways qualification is delivered by the College’s in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO), MTC Training.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core Units of Competency (UoC), and
  • A combination of Elective Units of Competency (UoC) to achieve a total weighting of 140.

PATHWAYS
The construction pathway includes broad career opportunities from specific trades through to supervision and management roles. Construction pathways include Carpentry, Furnishing, Plumbing, Bricklaying, Paving and Concrete, Painting and Decorating, Tiling, Wall & Ceiling Lining and Solid Plastering most of which are achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship.

For more pathways, please visit http://myfuture.edu.au/

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Electrotechnology

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CERTIFICATE II IN ELECTROTECHNOLOGY (CAREER START)

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is a pre-apprenticeship course and is the first step to gaining an apprenticeship in the Electrotechnology industry. This qualification covers competencies about Electrical safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any Electrotechnology discipline. Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Electricians may also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment.

The course involves both theory and practical skills and students will learn how to safely: solve problems in electrical DC circuits; identify and select materials for Electrotechnology work activities; participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; use equipment/plant/technologies; and dismantle, assemble and fabricate Electrotechnology components.

COURSE STRUCTURE AT MARCELLIN
Core Units of Competency

  • Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Apply environmental and sustainable procedures in the electrical sector
  • Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
  • Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
  • Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities

Elective Units of Competency

  • Fabricate, dismantle and assemble utilities industry components
  • Fix and Secure Electrotechnology equipment
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Maintain documentation
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of Electrotechnology
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 volt supply.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) DELIVERY
The pre-vocational Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) qualification is delivered by the College’s in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO), MTC Training.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core Units of Competency (UoC), and
  • A combination of Elective Units of Competency (UoC) to achieve a total weighting of 140.

PATHWAYS
This pre-vocational Electrotechnology course can lead to an apprenticeship and career in an area of your choice, including electrical, electronic, instrumentation, refrigeration, telecommunication, renewable energy, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering trades.
For more pathways, please visit http://myfuture.edu.au/

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Engineering

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CERTIFICATE II IN ENGINEERING

The Certificate II in Engineering is a pre-apprenticeship course and covers the skills and knowledge required of workers employed in the Engineering/Manufacturing industries. Students will learn skills in using both hand and power tools, measuring and calculating, technical drawing and drafting, load shifting, thermal cutting, various types of welding and using both mills and lathes.

Students will also acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, plus some industry- specific skills.

COURSE STRUCTURE AT MARCELLIN
Core Units of Competency

  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Elective Units of Competency

  • Undertake Manual Handling
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Select a weld process
  • Perform computations
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Perform Engineering Measurements
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Interact with computing technology

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) DELIVERY
The pre-vocational Certificate II in Engineering qualification is delivered by the College’s in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO), MTC Training.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core Units of Competency (UoC), and
  • A combination of Elective Units of Competency (UoC) to achieve a total weighting of 140.

PATHWAYS
Trade students are employed in engineering fabrication and mechanical operations, including the mining industry, ship building, general fabrication and construction applications to programming and operating Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.
For more pathways, please visit http://myfuture.edu.au/

Disclaimer about the video: Earlier students were completing Certificate III level, due to changes in regulations students complete Certificate II as Certificate III is an apprenticeship level.

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Early Childhood

Pathway towards Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)
This course provides the skills needed educators in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. 15 core units plus 3 electives.

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Hairdressing

Pathway towards Certificate II in Hairdressing (SIH20111)
You will learn about interacting with clients and providing hairdressing services, combined with developing skills to become an integral part of a highly creative team. The course provides an insight into the industry and you will gain practical skills in hairdressing. 8 core units plus 5 electives.

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Hospitality

Pathway towards Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. 8 core units plus 5 electives.

Pathway towards Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813)
This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. 22 core units plus 3 electives.

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Individual Support (Ageing)

Pathway towards Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (CHC33015)
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. 13 units must be completed, 7 core units and 6 elective units.

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Plumbing

Certificate II Program in Pre-Vocational Plumbing
This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the highly demanded plumbing and services sector. You will learn skills to fabricate and install roof and wall cladding, roof drainage component and storage, along with the disposal of storm water. You will also learn how to apply safe work practices, read plans and calculate plumbing and services material and use plumbing hand and power tools. 15 core units plus 9 electives.

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