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Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade

  |   Course Code: MEM30305

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Description

Not Currently Available to International Students

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication. Skills development would usually be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate’s performance in a productive work environment where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.

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Career Pathway

Occupational titles that this qualification is suitable for may vary and include metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, 1st class sheet metal worker, 1st class welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson and patternmaker.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,500
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Training Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $300 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained))

Fee for Service:
Domestic. Government funding may be available for this course. Click here to find our more.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
  • MEM15002A Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
  • MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Group A – Fabrication Trade stream units

  • MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM05006C Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
  • MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM05013C Perform manual production welding
  • MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05026C Apply welding principles
  • MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

Group B – Certificate III Trade specialisation units

  • MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering – electrical/electronic components
  • MEM05002B Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering
  • MEM05003B Perform soft soldering
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM05037C Perform geometric development
  • MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05051A Select welding processes

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 48 week delivery plus 4 weeks breaks (totalling 52 weeks) at 20 hours per week required attendance (960 hours scheduled delivery).

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

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There are no Elective Units for this course

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Fabrication stream units listed below to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the total value to at least 73 points

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

Only select units that would be suitable for Fabrication Trade occupational outcomes.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.

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Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.

Assessment

Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.