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Course Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

National Course Code: MEM30305

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade is your entry point into the dynamic world of fabrications and the exciting industries that will rely on your knowledge. Learn valuable skills that can take you to new heights as a boilermaker, blacksmith, welder and much more.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders
  • Complete technical drawing and geometric development
  • Use power tools and hand tools
  • Weld
  • Perform thermal cutting

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A genuine interest in fabrication processes, principles and concepts
  • An enthusiasm to learn practical skills in engineering and welding
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Exceptional problem solving
  • Excellent communication

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • The foundation knowledge and skills needed to become a mechanical engineering tradesperson
  • A pathway to advanced study in the Certificate IV in Engineering

Career opportunities:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication trades
  • Pressure welder
  • Engineering patternmaker
  • Blacksmith

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering - Advanced Trade

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 12 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A genuine interest in this field of study
  • An interest in fabrication, principles and concepts
  • An enthusiasm to learn practical skills in engineering and welding
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development.

In this course you will undertake theory based knowledge assessments and practical based skills assessments.

If you have completed the following qualifications:

  • MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services
  • MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
  • MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology or
    If you have achieved units of competency in a relevant pre-Vocational and Pre-Apprenticeship programs and/or Statement of Attainment.

You may be eligible for course credit. Find out more at Recognition and Credit Transfer information.

The Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication trade gives you a solid foundation in the fabrication principles that underpin all your future fabrication and engineering studies. This is your entry level qualification and is the required minimum level of study to work in the fabrication trade.

If you are looking to become a higher engineering tradesperson or a special class tradesperson, the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering is the course for you. Job outcomes for graduates of the Certificate IV include:

  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Pressure Welder
  • Advanced Fabrication Technician
  • Advanced Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • CAM Programmer

With the Certificate IV, you can also begin to move into leadership, management and supervisory roles.

Due to the specialist nature of the Certificate IV in Engineering, you must be working in the industry, have significant industry experience, be an apprentice or have completed the Certificate III in Engineering to enrol in this qualification.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Safe work practices
  • Technical drawing and geometric development
  • Using basic power tools and hand tools
  • Welding and thermal cutting

As an apprentice you will work on real world projects with your employer. Through your study with TAFE NSW you will learn to create welded and fabricated engineering components that are commonly used in manufacturing industries.

The balance of experience, with your employer and at TAFE NSW, will give you a well-rounded, practical understanding of the fabrication trade.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as simulated workplaces, workshops and online facilitated platforms.

We have introduced augmented and Virtual Reality experiences to your training, so you can be immersed in the world of fabrication.

The fabrication industry is dependent on the global and Australian manufacturing economy, which is consistently evolving to meet new challenges.

There are a number of skills shortage areas in fabrication and new Australian Defence Force projects are expected to created significant numbers of jobs and demand for engineering skills for the next 50 years.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook platform, the number of structural steel and welding trades workers is expected to grow to 82,700 by 2023, with around 47,000 further job openings over 5 years.

This qualification can provide you with a pathway into new and emerging technologies like Australian Defence Force construction projects and sustainable engineering and power generation.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Part Time

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Bega - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,220.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Coffs Harbour Education (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

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  • Duration: 4Yr

Deniliquin - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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Grafton (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

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Griffith - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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Kempsey (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

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Moss Vale - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day, COURSE-CLASSROOM

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Nowra - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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Tumut - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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Wagga Wagga - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Wollongbar (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

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  • Duration: 4Yr

Wollongong - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Young - Apprenticeship: Part Time, On campus

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  • Duration: 3 Years

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