IMPORTANT INFORMATION

6 March 2018

PEER ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH SYC LIMITED

  • Apprentice and student transition to PEER for training

  • Key focus is apprentices and students training success and wellbeing

A new strategic alliance has been formed between leading South Australian trades training provider PEER and Training Prospects, a division of SYC Limited.

SYC will transition the training delivery and assessment of Electrotechnology and Plumbing apprenticeships, and a number of short trade courses, to PEER to enable SYC to strategically focus on its core business.

The impact on apprentices and students will be minimal and they will continue their training as normal.

We warmly welcome apprentices and students of Training Prospects and their employers to PEER and look forward to effectively meeting their training and development needs.

A seamless transition will be facilitated for apprentices and students to complete their training for Electrotechnology and Plumbing trades and short courses at Training Prospects’ Elizabeth Campus (see APPENDIX A).

PEER’s head office and support services will remain at 1042 Port Road, Albert Park.

We are committed to supporting every apprentice and student who joins us to complete their training and grow into their chosen careers.  We look forward to helping them join more than 48,000 South Australian tradespeople who started their careers or trained with PEER over the past 30 years.

With 90 per cent of our apprentices completing their qualification and 95 per cent achieving employment in their chosen field, we look forward to working with our new students from Training Prospects, and their employers, and continuing to produce outstanding results.

 

PETER NOLAN
Chief Executive Officer
PEER

CONTACT INFORMATION

Further information about the transition process is available for apprentices, students and employers by calling Training Prospects on (08) 8287 2566 or PEER on (08) 8348 1200.

Fact Sheets for apprentices, students and employers will be available on the Training Prospects’ website shortly at www.trainingprospects.com.au and on PEER’s website at www.peer.com.au.

ABOUT US

PEER is Australia’s Leading Learning Organisation for trade training in SA for Plumbing, Electrical, Data Communication and Refrigeration. Its Academy Based Model ensures students are trained, mentored, coached and supported to be the best. PEER’s business offers: host employment for apprentices; nationally recognised trade training; skills recognition; and a range of upskilling courses. PEER employs over 500 staff including apprentices.

APPENDIX A

 

PLEASE SEE LIST BELOW FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND SHORT COURSES THAT ARE TRANSFERRING TO PEER.

(Note not all of Training Prospect’s training and qualifications will necessarily transition to PEER)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

  • UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

SHORT COURSES

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Rescue and Resuscitation (UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel + HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

  • Electrical Tag and Testing

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (WhiteCard)

PEER’s intention is to deliver the below courses in the near future:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
  • CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

SHORT COURSES

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
  • UEENEEP014A Disconnect – reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring (formerly known as ‘NREL’ National Restricted Electrical Licence)
  • CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances

PEER RTO: 7027

FAQ’S

WHAT IS CHANGING AT TRAINING PROSPECTS?

A new strategic alliance has been formed between PEER and Training Prospects (a division of SYC Limited), and the majority of students at Training Prospects will soon transfer to leading South Australian training provider, PEER.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY TRAINING/APPRENTICESHIP?

You will continue your training at the Elizabeth East Campus and be contacted by PEER to support you in this transition.

 

WHAT IF I AM COMPLETING A VET IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM?

You and your VET Coordinator will be contacted by PEER to support you in this transition.

 

WHAT IF I AM TRAINING IN MT GAMBIER?

You have the opportunity to transfer your training to PEER’s Head Office (located in Port Adelaide) or the Elizabeth East Campus.

 

WILL MY TRAINING COSTS BE AFFECTED?

No, you will be charged the same cost you were charged previously with Training Prospects.

 

HOW DO I TRANSFER TO PEER?

We’ll manage all the transfer paperwork for you so all you’ll have to do is review and sign the documents. For further information contact PEER on 8348 1200

Transfer to New RTO form: https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=1587&PortalId=6&TabId=1936

 

WHEN WILL I TRANSFER TO PEER?

Once you have completed a ‘Transfer to New RTO’ form with PEER.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY CURRENT TRAINING SCHEDULE?

You will be contacted by PEER to support you in this transition.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CURRENT RESULTS?

Training Prospects will mark all assessments that were submitted up to 20 March 2018.

You will receive credit with PEER for all Units of Competency successfully completed.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Information will be placed on both the PEER and Training Prospects websites. If you have further questions about training with PEER, please contact PEER on 8348 1200 who will support you in this transition.

Information sessions will be held and packs distributed to students and employers.