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  • MEM30305
  • 095196G

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Boilermaking/Welding
At a glance

At a glance

Progress your engineering fabrication career with this technical qualification. Successful completion of this hands-on course will qualify you to become a trade qualified boilermaker or welder.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Steel Fabricator
  • Welder
  • Boilermaker
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MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

This practical course will allow you to become trade qualified as a boilermaker or welder. 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. 

Learn how to assemble fabricated components, perform sheet and plate assembly, interpret technical drawings, and perform gas tungsten arc welding, manual metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and welding to code standards. You'll also discover to mark off and fabricate structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels. You'll graduate with industry-specific skills in welding and boilermaking, as well as skills in planning, engineering measurement, interpreting technical drawings, and computer technology. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure you can apply occupational health and safety and code standards to work effectively.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career as a boilermaker, steel fabricator or welder in the engineering, manufacturing, transport and construction industries. You will also be well placed to progress your career in the field of engineering fabrication.

Units

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 73 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.

Core units
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
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.

Elective units
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM13001B
Perform emergency first aid
MEM05016C
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05036C
Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05019D
Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM03003B
Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM05036C
Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010C
Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011D
Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012C
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015D
Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016C
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017D
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018C
Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D
Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05037C
Perform geometric development
MEM05049B
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A
Select welding processes
MEM05052A
Apply safe welding practices
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12007D
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations

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 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
  • 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.

Replacement Program
This program has been replaced by MEM30319 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding), as of 25 June 2019. Please note: a 12 month transition period, from this date, applies to enable current students to complete their study. If required, enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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. 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 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland