Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering
The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering has been developed as a technical qualification for people who come to the industry with a relevant qualification, such as a Degree in science or engineering (or equivalent) and need specialist refractory knowledge.
This qualification was developed in response to an industry need for specialist refractories skills which are not provided by existing qualifications. There is no current Australian qualification for this target group. It has strong industry support and the qualification and its units of competency reflect the industry requirements. This qualification was developed in liaison with the Institute of Refractories Engineers Australian Branch.
Job roles/employment outcomes
Typical job roles for these people would be project engineer, maintenance engineer, purchasing engineer, area engineer, section manager, operations manager, project controller or project planner in a refractory area. Typically they will have some management/executive responsibility, but require technical competence in refractory related areas to complete this role.
Graduates from this Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering would be able to:
design new refractory installations
analyse refectory failures
specify refractory repairs
monitor and control new installations and repairs.
This requires knowledge of refractories and also structures.
This qualification applies to recent graduates or graduates with recent refractories experience. It may also be used by those with significant industry experience who wish to upgrade their skills or seek recognition for skills they already possess. Refractories are used by many industry sectors including: