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  • MEM30305
  • 095196G

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself on the path to a career in the metal, engineering, or manufacturing industries with this hands-on course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Boilermaker
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Sheetmetal Worker (First class)
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MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a career in the metal, engineering, or manufacturing industries with this technical qualification. This course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of workers in the fabrication trade. Develop transferable skills in fabrication that are highly sought after in a broad range of industries including engineering and manufacturing. 

In this course you'll gain essential skills in fabrication including how to perform engineering measurements, perform computations, and use computing technology in a manufacturing and engineering technology context. You'll also develop a range of key employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-management. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors in metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, or welding. 

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.

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.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
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
MEM05036C
Repair/replace/modify fabrications
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
MEM12007D
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM13001B
Perform emergency first aid
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

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 12 (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.

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
  • General writing materials and text books are also required

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, 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

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