Tag Archives: Picture of Competence

Confidence

The final Unit Last week I trained a 3rd student, he was making up a unit missed. He had problems during his apprenticeship. Issues with confidence mainly, brought about by continual failure in a learning environment. School, an RTO and … Continue reading

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Arches Arches Arches

 The results of all these arches from 2A have been really better than last years with a few exceptions. Over all they have performed well and grasped the setting out geometry. Remembering it will be the challenge. The eye for … Continue reading

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1st Year Apprentices Final

Masonry Fixing Unit shots It is hard to believe that the 1st years are at the end of their training for 2011.  Though looking at their progress I can see the growth in skills confidence and maturity.  Tasks that seemed … Continue reading

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eBooks and my BCF section

The Present         I have been working on the feasibility of using eBooks for trade students and what form they should take.  The technical issues are not too daunting however the content is.       Plasterboard Wall Repairs…      These old unit … Continue reading

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Picture of Competence (Steel framing)

Where to check for the correct information and how to use it in steel framing practice. (Session Objective)     Curves and raked bulkheads in steel framing is a second year Wall and Ceiling unit I have been delivering today.       … Continue reading

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June 30th 2011 Deadline

The CB-A Project, had it’s ultimate moment for me on Thursday the 30th June 2011, a day far at the end of the project some nine months ago.  Those nine months have flicked past like drawings on a writing pad flick … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 2 apprentices

Day 2: Wednesday morning session Power point of Back Blocking and Butt Joints, the how, what, why, when and where of it. Typical Questions: What issues came up as a result of installing back blocking and butt joints? How should … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day1 apprentices

DAY 1: Tuesday’s session (short week), back blocking and butt joints, Calculations, Communication, Read and interpret plans.  Not exactly riveting for students in the trades But the basic skills that are required to be a competent trades person. Through out the old … Continue reading

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Day 5 Wall and Ceiling Lining Apprentice training

External plasterglass cornice mitre Day 5 Frustration It is “Day 5” of the apprentices training and the most frustrating of all.  Why because I am not at work to see the final stages of “Week One, Year One”. The week … Continue reading

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Day Two Apprentices tafeSA

8am Day 2 Well it’s day two and things are progressing well so far (Only 10am Smoko) All present and correct and a two-hour theory session has flown by and out into the workshop to Peer and Self Assess yesterdays … Continue reading

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