Embark on this apprenticeship and apply your practical skills and knowledge to diverse industries including naval shipping, sustainable energy, mining, power and aviation. Be empowered to take the next step in your engineering career, with gusto.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Obtain engineering measurements and prepare freehand sketches to convey information
Use fitting skills and techniques
Set and edit computer-controlled machine processes
Maintain hydraulic system components
Perform electronic measurements
Operate excavators, bobcats, mining borers, generators and power generation machinery
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Mechanical aptitude to use industry-related tools, technology and machinery
An understanding of mechanical terminology and communication skills to confidently work as part of a team
A nationally accredited trade qualification at Certificate III level
Credits towards a Certificate IV qualification to enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Experience in handling tools and equipment
An interest in working with engineering drawings
An aptitude for working with your hands and good hand-eye coordination
A desire to pursue a career in the mining, shipping, gas and oil drilling, manufacturing or aviation industries
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Our graduates go onto roles like: technical fitter, machinist and fitter and machinist.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade does not have any related courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 units of competency, 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.
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