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MEM31419

Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

Get started in your engineering career with this practical qualification. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to become a trade qualified plant mechanic.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland Central Queensland
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Course overview

Get started in your engineering career with this practical qualification. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to become a trade qualified plant mechanic.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, jobs for engineering professionals will continue to see very strong growth for the next five years. 

Learn the skills required to become an engineering tradesperson, with specialist skills in the assembly and commissioning of mobile and stationary plant. You will also become qualified in servicing, diagnosis and rectification of faults, condition monitoring, and preventative maintenance. 

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills needed to apply for roles in the engineering industry. You can progress even further with pathways into higher-level qualifications.

What can I do?

  • Fixed and/or Mobile Plant Mechanic

Course outcome:

MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

State-of-the-art facilities

At TAFE Queensland we know how important it is to practice and develop your skills on the most up-to-date equipment. We've invested over $25 million in our engineering facilities to ensure this happens. Our fully-equipped workshops feature a wide range of lathes, mills, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and welding bays.

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 (eligibility criteria apply). Learn more>

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units (33 points) listed below, plus a combination of elective units to a total value of 63 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
  • MEM18055
    Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM18055
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to dismantle, identify faulty components, select replacements and assemble engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002
  • UNIT NAME
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27006
    Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use test instruments, test the battery, assess and rectify wiring faults.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002 , MEM18055
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27016
    Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27016
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to test, diagnose and fault find electronic control systems associated with mobile and stationary plant and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002 , MEM18055 , MEM27006 , MEM27023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27017
    Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27017
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to test, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems used in the earthmoving, agricultural and transport industries.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002 , MEM18055
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27019
    Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27019
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines used in mobile and stationary plant and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002 , MEM18055
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27020
    Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27020
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to identify engine features and operations essential for large engine servicing and maintenance tasks.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM13015 , MEM16006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM27023
    Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM27023
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to carry out diagnosis and rectification of circuits used in controller area network (CAN) and other fieldbus systems and control technology components in mobile and stationary plant.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM09002 , MEM11011 , MEM12023 , MEM13015 , MEM16006 , MEM18001 , MEM18002 , MEM18055 , MEM27006
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment

  • 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
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Dalby
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Roma
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Kingaroy
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Innisfail
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mount Isa
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Biloela
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (MEM31419)
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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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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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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland requires you to be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

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

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles, leather gloves, and hair protection to the current Australian Standards. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

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

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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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