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Fenner Dunlop Conveyor Technician Development

New Entrant Conveyor Technicians

Fenner Dunlop Australia offers Conveyor Technicians with a career pathway encompassing a nationally recognised qualification (PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing – Belt Splicing).The program is not only designed to provide a formal qualification to existing personnel but also focuses on developing new entrants into the belt splicing industry.

As a Registered Training Organisation (Fenner Dunlop Registered Training Organisation), we can ensure our personnel are trained and assessed to the highest industry standards. An integral part of this program focuses on instilling safety conscious attitudes amongst all personnel by providing intensive training in safe work practices.


Practical Training Facility

Participants undertake both practical and theoretical training under the direct supervision of a highly experienced and qualified Trainer/Assessor over an eight week period.

On-the-job Training

On-the-job training takes place at the Service Branches where skills acquired from formal training is further developed by the coaching and mentoring supplied by the experienced team they work alongside.

Block Release

At approximately twenty-one months, the trainee attends Block Release training which is held at our Melbourne based Fabric Ply Factory. This program includes:

    • Understanding and visualisation of the belt making process with a factory tour.
    • Procedural knowledge and practical application of different splicing techniques.
    • Belt sample testing to demonstrate adhesion at the on-site laboratory.
    • Knowledge of conveyor installation, equipment and preparation.
    • Knowledge of splice and rubber technology.
    • EEO refresher training.
    • Career development planning with Human Resources Department.


Trade Recognition

Currently this qualification is recognised as a trade in both Queensland and the Northern Territory and as such, all apprentices from these areas undergo an additional year of on-the-job training to complete their trade qualifying period.

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Experienced Conveyor Technician

The development of our experienced Conveyor Technicians is vital for our workforce stability and succession planning. As such, we recognise they have obtained valuable skills and knowledge throughout their Conveyor Technician career. Therefore, our training solution is devised to have the opportunity to have Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where applicable and be up-skilled individually, based on the identified learning gaps for each unit of competency with the aim of completing Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Belt Splicing).

In order to ensure all experienced workers are refreshed in Fenner Dunlop’s splicing requirements and applications, they are required to attend a one week Block Release course in Melbourne’s Fabric Ply factory.

Mechanical Technician Program

At Fenner Dunlop, we believe mechanical services play a big part in ensuring conveyor efficiency and as such, our Mechanical Technicians are trained in the following areas:

  • Conveyor cleaner installations.
  • Inspections and servicing.
  • Roller installation and change-outs.
  • Conveyor system aligning and tracking.
  • Condition monitoring and carry-back testing.
  • Load point design checks and impact bed installations.
  • Complete pulley refurbishment.

Supervisor Training Empowerment Program (STEP)

STEP will provide our leaders with the opportunity to further enhance leadership, safety knowledge and skills. The program includes six national competencies that focus on supervisor site requirements throughout Australia.

Additional Training

Fenner Dunlop prides itself on ensuring all personnel have the adequate training required to competently carry out all job specific tasks. As such, we undertake a training needs analysis for each individual position and implement a training plan to address the gap in skills required. These are some of the courses commonly provided by Fenner Dunlop:

  • Confined Space.
  • Working at Heights.
  • Dogging.
  • Rigging.
  • HR Licence.
  • Team Building.
  • Presentation and Negotiation.
  • Belt Familiarisation.
  • Project Planning and Scheduling.
  • Product Technical Knowledge

For further information contact a member of our Training TEAM.