National code: MEM31922

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/welding)

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Overview About this course

Gain specialised skills in large and heavy structural welding in an exciting and continuously developing field. Be qualified where skill shortages exist, embark on your fabrication career or use credits towards a higher qualification.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Obtain engineering measurements and prepare freehand sketches to depict information

  • Perform structural welding according to industry standards

  • Welding and thermal cutting using a range of processes and substances

  • Implement forming and shaping techniques

  • Monitor the quality of welding and fabrication projects

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited trade qualification at certificate III level

  • An understanding of structural development and construction working to industry standards and codes

  • The ability to fabricate items like toolboxes, stoves, barbecues, pizza ovens and rotating hoppers

  • Credits towards a Certificate IV qualification to enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/welding) as an apprenticeship only.


  • To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in industry

  • Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • The ability to work in different environments, including on and off site, outdoors, indoors, confined spaces and high temperature environments

  • An interest in pursuing a career in the heavy transport, mining, shipbuilding or engineering industries

  • An enthusiasm for practical skills in fabrication and heat treatment forging and shaping

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: boilermaker, fabrication trade and welder.

Study pathways

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Previous study 2 Courses

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Further study 0 Courses

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The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/welding) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/welding) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 weighting points, including 33 core and 63 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training MEM17003

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Organise and communicate information MEM16006

  • Undertake manual handling MEM11011

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 4 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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