Surfboard shaping award rate

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mandy.hosie started the topic in Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019 at 10:46am

I need help from anyone who has a shaping business. My son has been doing work exp with a sole shaper, they've both benefitted from this.
Now we would like to make the work experience into a part time job/traineeship. Does anyone know if theres an award/pay rate that is used in this industry.? We cannot find info anywhere. Thanks Sorry if Ive posted in the wrong forum....

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thermalben commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 9:36am

Good question! I'm sure the Australian Surf Craft Industry Association would have had some info on this, but they haven't been active for a few years.

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stunet commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 9:53am

Spoke to a very big Sydney shaper recently and he's taken on a bunch of apprentices under the resurrected apprenticeship scheme, and in fact, there are quite a few shapers also using the program.

The shaper gets government assistance for taking the time to train someone, while your son gets a qualification at the end of it.

Program is promoted through the NSW Department of Industry (are you in NSW?), and I think the course is an Engineering Certificate in Composites, meaning the qualification is applicable in other industries.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 10:14am
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mandy.hosie commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 11:20am

Thanks stunet .. We are in QLD and I did hear about the composites qualification, its only a NSW thing I think, but thats OK.. we have a way around that through school. Appreciate your comments, its a difficult thing to find.

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udo commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 11:26am

A bit on the Composites Qualification in The Surf Industry gets Qualified Article

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mandy.hosie commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 11:29am

Thanks for that link also, Ive given that article to the school so hopefully my son can follow. Thanks so much everyone.

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bill-poster commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 1:14pm

"Thanks so much everyone."

You're welcome. Can we get cheap boards now??