Advance your skills in mechanical engineering with this practical course. Study as an apprentice while you learn transferable skills for exciting sectors like mining, sustainable energy, naval ship building, and more.
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
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
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:
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers machine and prepare aircraft systems, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group.
Other jobs include: engineering tradesperson - mechanical, hydraulic technician , CNC machinist , maintenance fitter and manual machinist.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining) 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 (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.
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