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AP789529CRV - Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award 1998


[Pt I:Pt 1:1.4.1 varied by PR955055 ppc 17Jan05]

1.4.1Adult Apprentice” means a person of 21 years of age or over at the time of entering into an indenture or contract of training as provided for in subclause 4.2.6

1.4.2Confined Space” means a compartment, space or place the dimensions of which necessitate an employee working in a stooped or otherwise cramped position, or without proper ventilation and subject thereto includes the following spaces:

[Pt I:Pt 1:1.4.1(a) renumbered as 1.4.2(a) by Q2704 from 01Jul98]

1.4.2(a) In the case of a ship, inside complete tanks, chain lockers and peaks, under engine beds, under engine room and stockhold floors, or under or inside boilers;

[Pt I:Pt 1:1.4.1(b) renumbered as 1.4.2(b) by Q2704 from 01Jul98]

1.4.2(b) In other cases, inside boilers, steam drums, mud drums, fire boxes of vertical or road vehicle boilers, furnaces, flues, combustion chambers, receivers, buoys, tanks, superheaters or economisers.

1.4.3Engineering Streams” are the three broad engineering streams recognised within the classification definitions set out in Schedule D, namely: Electrical/electronic; fabrication; and mechanical. Additionally, there are five vocational fields (as defined). Entry to training in any engineering stream is not conditional on union membership. The streams are defined as:

1.4.3(a)Electrical/electronic stream” includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all electrical and electronic devices systems, equipment and controls, eg, electrical wiring, motors, generators, PLC's and other electronic controls, instruments, refrigeration, telecommunications, radio and television, communication and information processing.

1.4.3(b)Mechanical stream” includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, automotive mechanics, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of related computer controlled equipment, eg, Computer Numeric Controlled machine tools.

1.4.3(c)Fabrication stream” includes fabrication, forging, carpentry, plumbing, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work and the use of related computer controlled equipment. This includes fabrication in all metals, plastics, carbon fibre, composite materials, ceramics and other materials.

1.4.4New construction work on a multi-storey building” means work performed under Part I of this award on a building construction site in connection with the construction of a multi-storey building in the course of erection. However, it does not include work associated with the installation of internal blinds, curtains, moveable furniture and the like.

For the purposes of this definition a “Multi-storey building” means a building of three or more floors (including the ground floor) above the lowest adjacent street level the principle purposes of which are:

It does not include structures which are primarily civil or mechanical engineering structures, or installations, such as power stations, grain elevators and silos, oil refineries, wharves, jetties, piers, bridges, or pipelines, water storage towers, or the like.

1.4.5 “Ship Repairs” means:

1.4.5(a) All repair work done on ships;

1.4.5(b) All work other than the making of spare parts and stores done in a workshop used for ship repairs only; or

1.4.5(c) Work done in a workshop used for ship repairing, general engineering, metal moulding, steel construction and other heavy metal fabrication on which employees are engaged both on the ship and in the workshop.

1.4.6The Radio Industry” means the industries and trades which are concerned with the manufacture, erection, installation, repair and maintenance of any form of electronic and/or telecommunication equipment, apparatus, appliance or device, and "radio" has a corresponding meaning.

1.4.7Vocational Fields” are the five vocational fields recognised within the classification structure of this Award, namely: trade; technical; engineering/production; supervisor/trainer/coordinator; and professional. The fields are defined as:

[Pt I:Pt 1:1.4.7(a) substituted by PR949880 ppc 15Jul04]

1.4.7(a)Trade” includes an employee who possesses as a minimum qualification a trade certificate in any of the engineering streams or Cerfiticate IV in Engineering including Higher Engineering Trades or Special Class Trades (as defined).

1.4.7(b)Technical Field” includes:

(i) Production planning, including scheduling, work study, and estimating materials, handling systems and like work.

(ii) Technical including inspection, quality control, supplier evaluation, laboratory, non- destructive testing, technical purchasing, and design and development work (prototypes, models, specifications) in both product and process areas and like work.

(iii) Design and draughting and like work.

1.4.7(c) “Engineering/Production Field” includes employees primarily engaged in production work including production, distribution, stores and warehousing, but does not require a qualification in the trade, technical, professional or supervisory fields.

1.4.7(d) “Supervisor/Trainer/Coordinator Field” includes employees who are:

(i) Responsible for the work of other employees and/or provision of on-the-job training including coordination and/or technical guidance; or

(ii) Responsible for supervision and/or training of other supervisors or trainers; or

(iii) Responsible primarily for the exercise of technical skills, as defined, up to the level of their skill and competence and who are additionally involved in the supervision/training of other employees.

1.4.7(e)Professional Field” includes an employee who possesses an academic qualification which enables that employee to become a graduate member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia or an academic qualification in science set out in the Academic Schedule appearing in the Metal Industry Award 1976 Part IV - Professional Scientists.

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