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Course Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication)

National Course Code: MEM30305

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication) prepares you for a career as a metal fabricator or welder. Learn your trade in TAFE NSW simulated workshops and graduate with transferrable skills to use in industries like heavy transport, mining, ship building or bridge building.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Technical drawing
  • Engineering measurements and principles
  • Welding and thermal cutting techniques
  • Communication and planning skills
  • WHS regulations and codes of practice

Be skilled in metal fabrication, boilermaking and welding techniques, including:

  • Gas metal arc welding (MIG welding), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG welding) and manual metal arc welding (stick welding)
  • Handling metal including shaping, finishing and welding
  • Use workshop tools and hand and power tools

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills to interpret technical drawings
  • Mechanical aptitude to use appropriate tools
  • Communication skills to work as part of a team and understand fabrication terminology
  • Attention to detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade qualification

Career opportunities:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication trades

GROW YOUR CAREER

Strengthen your knowledge and advance your career opportunities with these engineering study options:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication)
  • Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The manufacturing and engineering industry employs around 590,000 workers in Australia and contributes $74 billion in gross value to our economy.

This course is superseded.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 15 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Reliability
  • Good communication

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer, extended response, research tasks
  • Practical skills assessments: demonstrations under observation

You may be eligible for course credits if you have completed one of the following qualifications:

  • MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services
  • MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
  • MEM20219 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology

Find out more at Recognition and Credit Transfer information.

The Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Heavy) gives you a solid foundation of knowledge 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. Where the Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Light) is designed for people who want to be sheetmetal workers, the Heavy stream is designed for boilermakers and welders.

You may choose to go on to further study with Certificate IV in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication). This course is designed to give you trade-level and post-trade level skills in fitting and machining, metal fabrication and welding.

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.
It is recommended that you are working in the industry or have significant industry experience or have completed the Certificate III in Engineering before enrolling in the Certificate IV qualification.

The Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade is designed for people who have completed a Certificate III or IV in an engineering trade who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, and to achieve a higher level of qualification. You will gain the competencies required by an advanced tradesperson working at peak trade levels in the manufacturing, engineering or related industries. The course will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge to modify fluid power control systems, interpret technical manuals, write technical reports, research and analyse engineering data, and workplace health and safety.

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade you'll have specialist skills in hydraulic systems, as a technical specialist, supervisor, or advanced tradesperson.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

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

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job ready.

In this course you will work on real-world projects such as:

  • Creating sheet metal and fabrication of the engineering components commonly used manufacturing

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments including:

  • Industry specific computer rooms
  • Simulated workshops
  • Study and presentation areas

The sheet metal product manufacturing industry plays a vital role in modern manufacturing as a broad spectrum of industries rely on the services offered by this sector.

Forecast to generate $1.5 billion in revenue to 2020, revenue is set to increase by an average of 3% per annum to 2023/24.

Currently there is a shortage of sheet metal trades workers in NSW and improving conditions in the sector, demand in agricultural markets and a decline in the price of iron and steel are likely to continue to bolster demand.

A qualified sheetmetal trades worker can also pathway to other occupations such as metal fabricators. Employment of metal fabricators in New South Wales is forecast to increase by 9.6% over the next five years.

The manufacturing and engineering industry employs around 590,000 workers in Australia and contributes $74 billion in gross value to our economy. The industry is undergoing rapid change to remain competitive with strong competition from imports.

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
  • Blended, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening

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