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  • MEM30219

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Machining
At a glance

At a glance

Progress your trade career in mechanical engineering with this practical course. Complete this qualification as part of your apprenticeship to become a trade qualified machinist.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Machinist
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machining)

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Course overview

Course overview

Become a trade qualified machinist by completing this qualification as part of your apprenticeship. With greater demand in maintenance, repair and modification, machinists have opportunities in a range of industries.

In this course you will learn to create and modify parts made primarily of metal, plastic, or wood. It provides you the skills to follow technical drawings, and design, assemble, manufacture and install components in mechanical equipment. You'll also learn to fault-find, maintain and service mechanical equipment, machinery and fluid power systems. Our industry-expert teachers will train you on the latest technology and equipment to ensure you are skilled to industry standards.

Successful completion of this qualification as an apprentice allows you to become a trade-recognised machinist and continue to progress your career.

Units

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 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
MEM09002
Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011
Undertake manual handling
MEM12023
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024
Perform computations
MEM13015
Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006
Plan work activities
MEM16006
Organise and communicate information
MEM16008
Interact with computing technology
MEM17003
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM18001
Use hand tools
MEM18002
Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05005
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05006
Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM05007
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05049
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM06007
Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM07005
Perform general machining
MEM07006
Perform lathe operations
MEM07007
Perform milling operations
MEM07008
Perform grinding operations
MEM07011
Perform complex milling operations
MEM07013
Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM07015
Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016
Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07021
Perform complex lathe operations
MEM10006
Install machine/plant
MEM12002
Perform electrical/electronic measurement
MEM12003
Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12006
Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM13001
Perform emergency first aid
MEM15004
Perform inspection
MEM16005
Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM18003
Use tools for precision work
MEM18004
Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18005
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006
Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18007
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009
Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18010
Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
MEM18011
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18012
Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18013
Perform gland packing
MEM18018
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18055
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Note: For some courses, 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.

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

Important Information


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.

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

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland