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Apprentice and trainee dress and equipment requirements

Specific dress requirements apply to all trades and are outlined in the accordions below, along with any equipment and text book requirements.

Standard requirements in workshops are:

  • Safety Work Boots MUST be worn at all times.
    • Heavy leather uppers and heavy duty soles.
    • No sand shoe volley type of footwear allowed (even with steel caps).
  • Protective eye wear to Australian Standards Safety Glasses – must be clear inside.
  • Hearing protection is required. This is a minimum requirement, as per safe operating procedures, for using power tools. For hygiene reasons apprentice must provide their own.

Requirements for other areas such as salons, kitchens and other simulated work environments are listed in the relevant accordion below.

General notes
  • Students must be work ready at all times as there is no specific scheduled time for the theory or practical components of the training you will be given.
  • Any students not adhering to the dress requirements will be unable to attend training and will be returned to the workplace
  • No offensive logos on clothing.
  • No tracksuit type pants or hoodies are to be worn
  • Students may be provided with notes and handouts. Additional notes will not be issued to students who have lost their copies.
  • The use of mobile phones whilst in class is not permitted.

Study area specific requirements

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements
Standard Requirements plus:
  • Appropriate cotton shirt (short sleeve is fine)
  • Pants
    • Preferable: Cotton long pants (however cotton shorts are okay)
  • When welding students must wear long sleeve cotton shirts and long cotton pants.
  • Notebook
  • Pens
Apprentices:
  • Automotive Mechanics 10th edition

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements
Standard requirements
  • Calculator
  • Scale rule
  • 60-30° and 45° set squares
  • 2H pencils
  • Eraser

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements
Standard requirements plus:
  • Students will be required to supply and wear a hat (wide brim type) for outdoor work
  • Lever arch file with A4 lined paper for taking notes.
  • A simple calculator capable of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentage and square root.
  • A plastic scale rule with at least 1:100, 1:50, 1:20 and 1:1 (e.g. Line x 433).
  • 600 / 300 Set Square.
  • 450 Set Square.
  • Pencils 2H. Note: only 2H or harder pencils allowed for drawing.
  • A soft eraser
  • A sharp carpenter or HB pencil for setting out work (Biros are not permitted for setting out work).
  • Nail bag with basic hand tools (hammer, 5mm or 8mm tape, square etc.)

 

Includes bricklaying, plastering, tiling and wall decorating.

Dress requirements Equipment requirements
  • Hi-Vis shirt and standard workwear pants
  • Students will be required to supply and wear a hat (wide brim type) for the concreting unit.
  • Calculator
  • Pen & pencil & eraser
  • Scale rule
  • Safety googles
  • Ear muffs
  • Carpenters pencil
  • Artline 210 0.6mm felt pen for marking tiles
  • Hand tools
  • Tile cutter
  • Levels

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements
Standard requirements

All indentured apprentices need to apply for an electrical training licence prior to commencing classes at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Electrical licensing is regulated by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Guidelines and application forms are available from: Energy Safety(opens in a new tab)

  • Lever arch file with A4 lined paper for taking notes
    • You will also be able to keep the workbooks and handouts in it
  • A scientific non-programmable calculator
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Electrical Principals for the Electrical Trade volume 1 and 2.
  • Electrical Wiring Practice volume 1 and 2.
  • Suggested McGraw Hill(opens in a new tab) publisher
  • Standards are available to purchase on campus on attendance.

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements
Standard requirements
  • Normal ruler 300mm
  • Black Pens (2)
  • Pencils HB (2)
  • Notebook A4
  • Scientific Calculator (Casio FX-115MS)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • USB Memory Stick
Textbooks are NOT Compulsory
  • Grob’s Basic Electronics. 11th ed, Mitchel E Schultz Glencoe: McGraw Hill

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Cotton drill work shirt and long trousers
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Notepad or file
  • Scientific calculator
  • Fitting and Machining by Ron Culley ISBN 978-1-921426-78-0
  • Engineering – An Industry Study by SD Baker & D Schlyder ISBN 978-1-876135-84-3
  • Engineers Black Book by P Rapp
    • Can be purchased from Blackwoods 9311 6500

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Long trousers MUST be worn at all times
  • Glass cutters
  • Glass pliers
  • Ear muffs
  • Measuring tape
  • Eraser
  • Pens
  • Notebook etc.

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Cotton drill work shirt and long trousers
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Notepad or file
  • Scientific calculator
  • Fitting and Machining by Ron Culley ISBN 978-1-921426-78-0
  • Engineering – An Industry Study by SD Baker & D Schlyder ISBN 978-1-876135-84-3
  • Industrial Hydraulic Control by Peter Rohner ISBN 9780958149310
  • Pneumatic Control For Industrial Automation – Revised by Peter Rohner ISBN 9780958149327
  • Engineers Black Book by P Rapp
    • Can be purchased from Blackwoods 9311 6500

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Long sleeve shirts and long trousers 100% cotton when welding
  • Leather gauntlets
  • TiG welding gloves
  • Welding head shield
  • Students may supply their own PPE but can purchase a quality kit that has been put together by Lincoln The cost of the kit is approximately $178.00.
  • Metal Bow pencil compass set with extension arm
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Notepad or file
  • Scientific calculator

Heavy fabrication only

  • Marking-Off Techniques For Metal Fabrication : A Basic Course
    By Cox and Myer ISBN: 9780074510049

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • 100% cotton protective work wear clothing
  • Long sleeve shirts and long pants 100% cotton when welding

It is essential that you successfully complete the assessments for the Restricted Class G Gas Permit in Block 1 which will allow you to work on gas under supervision.

You must apply for your Restricted Gas Permit with Energy Safety as soon as you have completed Block 1.

You MUST bring your own basic tool kit: for Blocks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

  • Tape measure
  • Tube cutters
  • Frame hacksaw
  • 600mm spirit level
  • Multigrips
  • Tube benders
  • 15mm bending spring
  • Hammer
  • 1/2 round file
  • 2 adjustable spanners

Blocks 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

  • AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing Standards 2018
    • May be purchased from the Plumbing section for $50.00
  • AS/NZS 5601.1+2 2013 (Block 4, Block 9 & Block 10 only)
    • AMay be purchased from the Plumbing section for $26.00

Blocks 9 & 10

  • AS/NZS 5601.1+2 2013
    • May be purchased from the Plumbing section for $26.00
  • Gas Standards Regulations 1999 (2011, July).

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Rubber soled shoes (for roof work only)
  • 100% cotton protective work wear clothing
  • Long sleeve shirt & trousers must be worn for any welding units
  • For outside work, students will be required to supply and wear a hat (wide brim type).
  • Tape measure
  • Scale rule
  • Protractor and compass
  • Biro
  • Carpenters pencils
  • Two 2B pencils

Textbooks are NOT compulsory

  • Commission for occupational health and safety: prevention of falls at workplace, code of practice.
  • BHP Steel Limited: Technical Bulletins
  • BHP Steel Limited: Technical Bulletins Forming
  • BlueScope Lysaght Limited: Using Lysaght Roofing and Wall Cladding
  • Standards Australia: HB230 Rainwater Tank Design and Installation Handbook
  • Standards Australia: AS/NZS 3500.3.2 Storm water Drainage – Acceptable Solutions
  • Standards Australia: HB39 Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding

 

Equipment requirements
  • Pair of vinyl application gloves
  • 25mm sash cutter (painters brush) preferably Rokset or similar quality (bristle)
  • 50mm sash cutter (painters brush) preferably Rokset or similar quality (bristle)
  • 100mm blade long handle window stripper
  • 8-10m tape measure (quality grade)
  • Precision art knife with safety cap (scalpel)
  • Safety snap off bladed knife - with full pack of blades
  • Sign kit/tool box with pad lock
  • Calculator
  • Dual action airbrush ( not required until 2nd year of training)
  • 2x Avery vinyl applicator with felt tip
  • 2 x white, blue Stabilos
  • 2 x lead pencils – HB and 2B
  • 300mm (30cm) metal ruler
  • 2 x erasers (rubber)
  • 2-4GB thumb drive
  • 2 x pens
  • Notepad

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements

Standard requirements plus:

  • Students will be required to supply and wear a hat (wide brim type) for outdoor work
  • Lever arch file with A4 lined paper for taking notes.
  • A simple calculator capable of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentage and square root.
  • A plastic scale ruler with at least 1:100, 1:50, 1:20 and 1:1 (e.g. Line x 433).
  • 600 / 300 set square
  • Protractor
  • A soft eraser
  • A sharp HB pencil, 2B pencil, H pencil and eraser
  • Red, blue and black biro

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements

All students are required to purchase a black uniform top ($25-$60) and dress to a professional Salon standard at all times.

The following dress code requirements apply to all Apprentices/Trainees (male and female):

  • All black or black and white only.
  • If shorts or miniskirts are worn they MUST be worn with leggings or tights underneath - no exceptions summer or winter.
  • Black trousers and black denim is allowed.
  • No leggings without a skirt or long tunic over the top.
  • Totally closed in shoes (heel and toe) - no ugg boots, thongs or slip ons.
  • Sectioning clips – pkt 12
  • Denman brush
  • Extra small (2cm) round brush
  • Small round brush
  • Medium round brush
  • Large round brush
  • Bristle cushion
  • Paddle brush
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Tail comb x2
  • Cutting comb x2
  • Barbering comb (tapered)
  • Afro comb
  • 1 pair hairdressing scissors
  • Pens
  • A4 exercise book for note taking

All electrical equipment will be supplied

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Prescribed protective clothing and equipment for all cookery classes - no alternative uniforms are acceptable.

Compulsory for each practical class:

  • 1 x clean ironed white chef's jacket with white buttons
  • 1 x clean chef check trousers
  • 1 x clean ironed white apron
  • 1 x clean white necktie
  • 1 x clean chef's hat
  • Strong leather shoes, boots or vinyl clogs (no runners)

Long hair must be tied back or a hair net worn.

All jewellery must be removed except wedding rings.

Tasting of all dishes is encouraged using a tasting spoon (no fingers).

Compulsory in theory class:

  • The official blue Academy polo shirt must be worn in theory class. Thongs are not allowed.
  • 3 x clean tea towels per practical class
  • (Wiping swabs are provided)
  • 1 x tool box (able to fit into lockers)
  • 1 x 19cm cook’s knife
  • 1 x 28cm French cook's knife
  • 1 x 30cm roast beef knife (serrated edge)
  • 1 x 15cm boning knife
  • 1 x 10cm vegetable paring knife
  • 1 x turning knife
  • 1 x 30 cm sharpening steel
  • 1 x standard melon baller
  • 1 x piano wire (flexible) balloon whisk
  • 1 x 25cm cranked spatula
  • 1 x horseshoe peeler
  • 1 x pastry brush
  • 1 x nylon piping bag 45cm
  • 1 x set plain piping nozzles
  • 1 x set star piping nozzles
  • 1 x gas lighter
  • 1 x plastic food scraper
  • 1 x padlock to fit lockers
  • 1 x digital thermometer

A Smartphone, equipped with a camera is required for documenting assessments

It is very important that your knives are engraved and uniforms etc. marked with your name.

All clothes, uniforms and equipment should be stored in lockers when not in class.

You are reminded to supply you own padlock.

Uniform suppliers
Our recommended (not compulsory) suppliers who stock all the above equipment:

  • Totally Workwear
    Unit 1 / 97 Winton Rd, Joondalup 9300 2234
  • West Coast Uniforms
    Shop 2/30 Erindale Road, Balcatta 9240 6223

You may purchase your equipment and professional clothing from any establishment.

If you already have suitable uniform or equipment, which meets North Metropolitan TAFE standards, then it is not essential you purchase these items again

 

Dress requirements Equipment requirements Textbook requirements

Prescribed protective clothing and equipment for all cookery classes - no alternative uniforms are acceptable.

Compulsory for each practical class:

  • 1 x clean ironed white chef's jacket with white buttons
  • 1 x clean chef check trousers
  • 1 x clean ironed white apron
  • 1 x clean white necktie
  • 1 x clean chef's hat
  • Strong leather shoes, boots or vinyl clogs (no runners)

Long hair must be tied back or a hair net worn.

All jewellery must be removed except wedding rings.

Tasting of all dishes is encouraged using a tasting spoon (no fingers).

Compulsory in theory class:

  • The official blue Academy polo shirt must be worn in theory class. Thongs are not allowed.
  • 3 x clean tea towels per practical class
  • (Wiping swabs are provided)
  • 1 x tool box (able to fit into lockers)
  • 1 x 19cm cook’s knife
  • 1 x 30cm roast beef knife (serrated edge)
  • 1 x 10cm vegetable paring knife
  • 1 x 30 cm sharpening steel
  • 1 x piano wire (flexible) balloon whisk
  • 1 x 25cm cranked spatula
  • 1 x horseshoe peeler
  • 1 x pastry brush
  • 1 x nylon piping bag 45cm
  • 1 x nylon piping bag 60cm
  • 1 x set plain piping nozzles
  • 1 x set star piping nozzles
  • 1 x gas lighter
  • 1 x plastic food scraper
  • 1 x serrated edge triangular comb scrape
  • 1 x metal scraper with wooden handle
  • 1 x padlock to fit lockers
  • 1 x digital thermometer

A Smartphone, equipped with a camera is required for documenting assessments

It is very important that your knives are engraved and uniforms etc. marked with your name.

All clothes, uniforms and equipment should be stored in lockers when not in class.

You are reminded to supply you own padlock.

Uniform suppliers
Our recommended (not compulsory) suppliers who stock all the above equipment:

  • Totally Workwear
    Unit 1 / 97 Winton Rd, Joondalup 9300 2234
  • West Coast Uniforms
    Shop 2/30 Erindale Road, Balcatta 9240 6223

You may purchase your equipment and professional clothing from any establishment.

If you already have suitable uniform or equipment, which meets North Metropolitan TAFE standards, then it is not essential you purchase these items again