National code: MEM31519

    Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Design and construct tools of the trade. As an engineering tradesperson specialising in toolmaking, you’ll be involved in creating, repairing and assembling precision tools. Learn the skills to enter an in-demand industry with confidence.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Undertake basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

    • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

    • Perform advanced trade calculations

    • Interpret technical drawings

    • Perform precision mechanical measurement and fitting

    • Write basic computer numerically controlled (CNC) programs

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

    • Confidence to design and manufacture mechanical components

    • A sound understanding of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

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

    • This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    • 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:

    • Experience handling tools and equipment

    • An intermediate fitness level to manage the physical demands of this course and career path

    • An aptitude for working with your hands and good hand-eye coordination

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level. TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: toolmaker, machinist, fitter and machinist, CNC machinist and precision machinist.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study3 Courses

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

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study1 Course

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

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 108 weighting points, including 84 core and 26 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealingMEM06007

    • Perform general machiningMEM07005

    • Perform lathe operationsMEM07006

    • Perform milling operationsMEM07007

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    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

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