The Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer Program is comprised of three levels (or three periods) of training. The goal of apprenticeship training is to develop a competent journeyperson through a combination of technical and on-the-job training. The Apprenticeship Housing Maintainer program at Aurora College provides the technical training components for all three levels. Each technical training component is eight weeks long.
In order to obtain a Housing Maintainer Journey Certificate, Apprentices must successfully complete all three levels of the program (a total of 5400 hours of technical and on-the-job training - approximately 1800 hours per year) and the requisite examinations. The on-the-job training may be supervised by journeypersons from a variety of eligible trades. The eligible trades vary for each level, depending on the topics covered and are referenced on page two.
This program outline provides an overview of all three levels of the Housing Maintainer Program. The Program is designed to provide apprentices with the fundamental knowledge and skills to perform preventative and on-demand maintenance, minor repairs, and modernization improvements on existing physical structures and components of buildings. Due to the nature of the work of Housing Maintainers, safety is taught on a continuous basis throughout this program.
This program outline is based on the Housing Maintainer Apprenticeship Occupational Standards and DACUM (2008) from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification section.