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  • MEM30305

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Surface finishing
At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in engineering fabrication with this apprenticeship course. Gain specialised, technical skills to become a trade qualified surface finisher.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Surface Finisher
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in engineering by becoming a trade qualified surface finisher. With growth in the industry, particularly in repair and maintenance work and bespoke product development, the technical skills of surface finishers will be in demand.

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to alter the surface of manufactured items to achieve certain properties. You will be given the technical skills to improve appearance, adhesion or wettability of a range of surfaces and alter hardness, surface friction and electrical conductivity. You will also learn how to make surfaces resistant to corrosion, tarnish, wear or chemicals to improve their durability. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure you can apply your skills and knowledge to create or maintain and repair products and components to help you succeed.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to become a trade qualified surface finisher and progress your career in the engineering fabrication field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
MEM15005B
Select and control inspection processes and procedures
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM07001B
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM08002C
Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
MEM08007B
Control surface finish production and finished product quality
MEM08010B
Manually finish/polish materials
MEM08011B
Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
MEM08012B
Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
MEM08013B
Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)
MEM08014B
Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM08015B
Apply protective coatings (advanced)
MEM08016B
Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM11001C
Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
MEM11010B
Operate mobile load shifting equipment
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM11012B
Purchase materials
MEM11016B
Order materials
MEM12001B
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM13003B
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM15004B
Perform inspection
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18011C
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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
Important Information

Important Information


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

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 to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. 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.

 

Need to know

Year 12 graduates start trade training fee free, here’s how.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
  • live permanently in Queensland.

For more information visit Training Queensland.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees.  Visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information.

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland