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  • MEM30319

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Blacksmithing
At a glance

At a glance

Get your career as a metalsmith started with this practical course from TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for people wanting to advance their skills in the art of blacksmithing.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Blacksmith
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing)

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Course overview

Course overview

Get your career as a metalsmith started with this practical course from TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for people wanting to advance their skills in the art of blacksmithing.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the art of blacksmithing is expected to continue as a reliable and stable industry to be part of during the next five years.

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to be an engineering tradesperson with specialist skills in blacksmithing. Learn how to draw, bend, shape and form steel into useful objects and tools. You will also perform welding, and hand and hammer forging, as well as learn how to test finished products.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek employment as a blacksmith. You can progress even further with pathways into higher-level qualifications.

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
MEM05005
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05006
Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM05007
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
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
MEM05023
Weld using submerged arc welding process
MEM05036
Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications
MEM05047
Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05048
Perform advanced welding 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
MEM05056
Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM05057
Perform routine submerged arc welding
MEM06001
Perform hand forging
MEM06002
Perform hammer forging
MEM06003
Carry out heat treatment
MEM06004
Select heat treatment processes and test finished product
MEM06007
Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM06008
Hammer forge complex shapes
MEM06009
Hand forge complex shapes
MEM12007
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

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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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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