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  • MEM30705
  • 095197G

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a boat builder and repairer with this intermediate-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Shipwright
  • Boat Repairer/Builder
  • Boat Builder and Repairer (Wooden Boats)
  • Boat Builder and Repairer (Moulding and Fibreglass)
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MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop your career in marine craft construction with this intermediate-level course. You will learn a broad range of practical skills and technical knowledge across a variety of vessels, enabling you to work as a boat builder and repairer.

Australia is recognised as a global leader in the marine craft construction industry boasting world-class boat building facilities and a reputation for delivering quality training. The industry relies on skilled workers to meet high-quality manufacturing standards and is prepared to invest in its workers to develop the skills required.

This course provides the skills required to perform a range of marine craft construction tasks. You will learn about occupational health and safety, trade drawing and lofting, material science, and composite, alloy and timber construction. You will also study the repair and maintenance procedures associated with various construction methods. You will receive hands-on training delivered by our industry-experienced teachers in workshops equipped with the latest in marine technology.

Upon completion of this course you will be qualified to produce templates and patterns from full size detail drawings, conduct fit-outs, install engineering drive systems and carry out repairs to wooden, fibreglass and composite marine craft. If completed as part of an apprenticeship this course will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

Units

To achieve a Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction 96 points must be completed.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM04018B
Perform general woodworking machine operations
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.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM09021B
Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes
MEM12007D
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13003B
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM25002B
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25003B
Set up marine vessel structures
MEM25004B
Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005B
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25007B
Maintain marine vessel surfaces
MEM25008B
Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25010B
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25011B
Install marine systems
MEM25013B
Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
MEM25015A
Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries

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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

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