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MEM30319

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Set yourself on the path to a career in the metal, engineering, or manufacturing industries with this hands-on course.

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TIME 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a career in the metal, engineering, or manufacturing industries with this technical qualification. This course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of workers in the fabrication trade.

Demand for structural steel and welding trades workers in Australia continues to grow. According to the Government's Job Outlook service, there's likely to be around 47,000 job openings over the next five years with opportunities available in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries. 

In this course you'll gain essential skills in fabrication including how to perform engineering measurements, perform computations, and use computing technology in a manufacturing and engineering technology context. You'll also develop a range of key employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-management. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors in metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, or welding. 

What can I do?

  • Boilermaker
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Sheetmetal Worker (First class)

Course outcome:

MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Trade skills assessment and gap training program

If you can demonstrate substantial competency in this qualification, you may be able to access funding for recognition of prior learning and gap training through the Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) program. TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program. Only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Fully-operational foundry

TAFE Queensland has invested $7.5 million to establish the only working training foundry in the Southern Hemisphere at our Acacia Ridge location. The state-of-the-art facility houses two purpose-built metallurgical laboratories, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing. It allows the full casting and moulding process including blast furnaces and pouring equipment.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 96 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM09002
    Interpret technical drawing
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM09002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to interpret technical drawings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM12023 , MEM12024 , MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret technical drawing

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM11011
    Undertake manual handling
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM11011
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to lift and move materials manually and/or using basic manual handling equipment in a wide range of environments

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake manual handling

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM12023
    Perform engineering measurements
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM12023
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform measurements requiring straightforward use of mechanical measuring devices which incorporate visual inspections representing units of measurement and associated calculations in a range of manufacturing, engineering and related environments. Measurements may be expressed in metric or imperial units.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform engineering measurements

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM12024
    Perform computations
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM12024
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to estimate approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carry out calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determine simple ratios and averages.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform computations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM13015
    Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM13015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in manufacturing and engineering work situations, including planning routine work and participating in and following work health and safety (WHS) procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM14006
    Plan work activities
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM14006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to plan familiar work activities, whilst following established procedures and work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures of the organisation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan work activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to access, organise and communicate information related to production, maintenance or associated processes or tasks that apply in manufacturing, engineering or related environments.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use a range of computing technology typically used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments to access, input and store information.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM17003
    Assist in the provision of on the job training
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM17003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to assist in the provision of on-the-job training to others while undertaking normal duties and it may involve the replacement of normal duties with training duties for limited periods of time.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM18001
    Use hand tools
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM18001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM11011 , MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use hand tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM18002
    Use power tools/hand held operations
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM18002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations used in a variety of general engineering applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM11011 , MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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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. 

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources Required

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Work clothing suited to the heavy fabrication industry
  • Steel cap boots, safety boots
  • Protective clothing
  • General writing materials and text books are also required

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

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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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