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  • MEM30319

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)
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30319 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.

Demand for structural steel and welding trades workers in Australia continues to grow. According to the Government's Job Outlook service, there's likely to be around 47,000 job openings over the next five years with opportunities available in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries. 

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 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
MEM05004
Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05005
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05006
Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM05007
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05008
Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
MEM05010
Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011
Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015
Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016
Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018
Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019
Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05020
Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05036
Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications
MEM05037
Perform geometric development
MEM05047
Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05049
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051
Select welding processes
MEM05052
Apply safe welding practices
MEM05055
Weld using oxy fuel gas welding process
MEM05056
Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM06007
Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM10001
Erect structures
MEM12007
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13001
Perform emergency first aid

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

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

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

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