BELT SPLICING IS NOW A TRADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Fenner Dunlop’s Belt Splicing Traineeship has become trade recognised in Western Australia. This recognition means that now we offer our employees a learning pathway that combines a national certification and trade papers through our Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Vicki Wust, General Manager - Safety, Training & Technical, 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 proceeding led to industry engagement and action by the State Training Board and WA Department of Training and Workforce Development.
Success was achieved on 24 September 2019, when the Western Australian Government (MP - Sue Ellery) endorsed Belt Splicing as an Apprenticeship/Trade.
“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.” Said Vicki. “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 current intake of 30 WA Belt Splicing Trainees have all transitioned onto the new Apprenticeship Scheme.
Fenner Dunlop RTO has delivered over 1400 Belt Splicing qualifications, across New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, including more than 300 new entrants.