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  • MEM30719

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 and Aluminium Boats)
  • Boat Builder and Repairer (Moulding and Fibreglass)
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30719 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, composite, 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 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

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 at least 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
MEM04018
Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM07001
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM09021
Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes
MEM12007
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13003
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM25001
Apply fibre-reinforced materials
MEM25002
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25003
Set up marine vessel structures
MEM25004
Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25006
Undertake marine sheathing operations
MEM25007
Maintain marine vessel surfaces
MEM25008
Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25010
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25013
Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
MEM25015
Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries

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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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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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 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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland