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  • MEM30205 / MEM40105
  • 095393C / 095198F

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade / Certificate IV in Engineering

Fitting and Turning
At a glance

At a glance

Study engineering in Australia with this entry-level dual qualification and become a fitter and turner or go on to further studies in this area.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Higher Engineering Tradesperson
  • Special Class Engineering Tradesperson
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30205 / MEM40105 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade / Certificate IV in Engineering

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your trade qualification in Australia with this dual qualification that will qualify you to become a fitter and turner or prepare you for further study.

Learn how to assemble fabricated components, perform sheet and plate assembly, interpret technical drawings, operate melting furnaces and weld to code standards.

Graduates of this course will be eligible for trade recognition as a fitter and turner. You will also get the advanced skills and knowledge required for employment as a higher engineering tradesperson or special class engineering tradesperson.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM17003A
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM12024A
Perform computations
MEM14005A
Plan a complete activity
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM18004B
Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18007B
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM12006B
Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18005B
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07005B
Perform general machining
MEM18012B
Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM07006B
Perform lathe operations
MEM18009B
Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM07007B
Perform milling operations
MEM12003B
Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012C
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM18006B
Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18011C
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C
Use tools for precision work
MEM30012A
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM05052A
Apply safe welding practices
MEM09009C
Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
MEM18020B
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18021B
Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18018C
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM05039B
Perform advanced geometric development - conical
MEM05038B
Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular
MEM05040B
Perform advanced geometric development - transitions
MEM05020C
Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05016C
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM07001B
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM05049B
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05051A
Select welding processes
MEM05047B
Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05017D
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05015D
Weld using manual metal arc welding process

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

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students. Western Union allows 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


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) with sound achievement in English and Maths. 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.

Placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Resources required

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Work clothing suited to the heavy fabrication industry
  • Steel cap boots, safety boots
  • Protective 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