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MEM30505

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Get your career in drafting and design started with this practical course from TAFE Queensland. This qualification is perfect for people looking to update their computer-aided design (CAD) skills to enhance their career prospects or prepare for study further.

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NEXT INTAKE TAFE at School: Ipswich Start date: 30 Jan 2023 Duration: 4 terms
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online TAFE at School Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$5,330
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,670

Course overview

Take the next step in your design and drafting career with this entry-level course. With specialised technical and design skills in demand, this qualification will set you up for employment across a range of industries, such as building and construction, civil construction and engineering.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, job prospects for civil engineering draftspersons and technicians are strong. The sector is expected to experience moderate future growth with around 3,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

In this course you will gain the skills needed to produce drawings and 3D models, and design and develop prototypes using computer-aided design (CAD) programs and processes. You'll also learn about non-destructive testing and technical purchasing. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure your skills are of the quality and standard in demand from employers.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek employment in a drafting office or as an engineering technician. You can progress even further with pathways into higher level qualifications.

What can I do?

  • Draftsperson
  • Engineering Technician

Course outcome:

MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

Flexible options

We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time and pace that suits you.

Further study

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Engineering -Technical will put you on the path to further study in drafting and design. Take the next steps with a Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting or a Diploma of Engineering - Technical.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006A
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008A
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $5,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $5,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $5,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $5,330
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $5,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,670
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Sound Achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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