National code: MEM30219

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining)

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Overview About this course

Advance your skills in mechanical engineering with this practical course. Study as an apprentice and be recognised for your industry experience while you learn transferable skills for exciting sectors like mining, sustainable energy, naval ship building, and more.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Support a real machining and engineering team and workplace

  • Perform precision engineering measurements

  • Carry out technical drawing and interpretation

  • Use hand and power tools

  • Use computer technologies and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for the engineering industry

Course Outcomes

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

  • Experience communicating with industry peers in a real engineering environment

  • Comfort using key machining and engineering tools and resources

  • Environmentally sustainable engineering techniques

  • A strong knowledge of workplace health and safety for engineering workshops and settings

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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

  • The ability to work in different environments, including outdoor and indoor sites

  • Comfort working in confined spaces

  • Completed your NSW School Certificate or an equivalent level of education

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

  • The ability to work different hours, including shiftwork and weekends

  • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

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:

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers machine and prepare aircraft systems, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    96%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    32,000 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    41 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,560

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    45 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    2% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Stable

Other jobs include: Engineering tradesperson - mechanical, Hydraulic technician , CNC machinist , Maintenance fitter and Manual machinist

Licensing

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining) does not have any related courses.

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 - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining) 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

  • Plan work activities MEM14006

  • Interpret technical drawing MEM09002

  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering MEM13015

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

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