Marine Craft Construction

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 9272
National Code MEM30705
Training Package MEM05 - Metal and Engineering
Program area Manufacturing  
Duration (nominal hours) 864
This course replaced 19 - Marine Craft Construction

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for boat building and shipwright apprentices, or
people who have entered into a relevant contract of training.
You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication,
occupational health and safety, quality procedures and planning, plus a
range of specific industry skills in a marine craft construction trade

The duration of this qualification may vary depending on the training
pathway agreed to between the employer, employee and the Registered
Training Organisation (RTO). A standard pathway will consist of
off-the-job training (typically three years) plus additional work

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification would enable you to be employed
in the boat manufacturing industry as a boat builder or in the boat repair
industry as a boat repairer.


Successful completion of this this qualification will provide entry into
higher level qualifications, such as the Certificate IV in Boating Services.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


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Locations & fees

TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $419 $838

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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Meadowbank Flexible Delivery Available 14-Jul-2014 On Campus
Meadowbank Part Time Day Available 16-Jul-2014 Apply Now
Meadowbank Part Time Evening Available 14-Jul-2014 On Campus


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for MEM30705 Certificate
III in Marine Craft Construction (Release 1) within the MEM05 Metal and
Engineering Training Package (Release 11).
The qualification packaging rules state:
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Marine
Craft Construction are:
- completion of all core units of competency listed, and
- completion of Group A Marine Craft Construction stream units from the
list below to the value of at least 40 points, and
- completion of units from Group B - Certificate III Trade specialisation
units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the
value to at least 73 points.
Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to
units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).
Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen
other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units
are available for inclusion at Certificate III.
Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are
approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this
qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total
units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same
Training Package.
Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from
Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points
values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or
accredited courses.  

Only select units that would be suitable for Marine Craft Construction
occupational outcomes.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
Tweleve (12) core units must be completed plus elective units to the value
Groups 1 and 2 Core Units
Groups 1 and 2 contain the core units of competency.  You must achieve all
twelve (12) of these units. The unweighted core units are in Group 1. The
weighted core units are in Group 2.
Group 3 - Group A Marine Craft Construction Stream Units Listed in MEM30705
Units to a total value of at least 40 points must be completed.
Group 4 - Group B Trade Specialisation Units
These units enable further specialisation in the marine craft construction
trade. Units to a total value of 33 points can be taken from either groups
and/or 5.
Group 5 - Units Available for inclusion at Certificate III from other
Training Packages/Accredited Courses
This group contains units from other endorsed training packages or
accredited courses. Units up to a maximum of 16 points may be completed
from this group. Only units that would be suitable for occupational
outcomes in a Marine Craft Construction can be added to this group.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
a lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

Elective module/units to a total weight/points of at least 73 must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 3, 4, 5

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 9
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures 9
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment 9
Module/units to a total weight/points of only 23 must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 45 5
MEM12024A Perform computations 27 3
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 36 4
MEM15002A Apply quality systems 18 2
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 18 2
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 18 2
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training 18 2
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 3
Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 40 must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM04018B Perform general woodworking machine operations 36 4
MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment 18 2
MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process 36 4
MEM08002C Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating 36 4
MEM08011B Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means 18 2
MEM08014B Apply protective coatings (basic) 36 4
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 36 4
MEM09021B Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes 36 4
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 36 4
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials 18 2
MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass 18 2
MEM18001C Use hand tools 18 2
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 18 2
MEM25001B Apply fibre-reinforced materials 18 2
MEM25002B Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures 36 4
MEM25003B Set up marine vessel structures 36 4
MEM25004B Fair and shape surfaces 18 2
MEM25005B Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components 72 8
MEM25006B Undertake marine sheathing operations 18 2
MEM25007B Maintain marine vessel surfaces 36 4
MEM25008B Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures 54 4
MEM25009B Form timber shapes using hot processes 18 2
MEM25010B Perform fitout procedures 36 4
MEM25011B Install marine systems 72 8
MEM25012B Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems 54 6
MEM25013B Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds 108 12
MEM25014B Perform marine slipping operations 18 2
MEM25015A Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries 27 2
MEM50002B Work safely on marine craft 12 1
MEM50003B Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment 12 1
MEM50004B Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes 9 1
MEM50009B Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat 46 2
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 18 2
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 18 2
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 18 2
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 72 8
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components 72 8
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 18 2
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process 36 4
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process 36 4
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 36 4
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process 36 4
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 36 4
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 36 4
MEM05022C Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process 54 6
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 54 6
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 18 2
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 18 2
MEM05051A Select welding processes 18 2
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 36 4
MEM08015B Apply protective coatings (advanced) 36 4
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 72 8
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 18 2
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) 38 4
MEM13002B Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace 27 3
MEM16001B Give formal presentations and take part in meetings 18 2
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work 36 4
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 36 4
PMBPROD291B Operate resin infusion moulding equipment 30 2
PMBPROD294B Operate resin transfer moulding equipment 50 5
PMBPROD298B Operate equipment using pre-preg material 40 2
PMBPROD391B Produce composites using resin infusion 30 4
PMBPROD394B Produce composites using resin transfer moulding 30 4
PMBPROD398B Produce composites using pre-pregs 40 4
Module/units to a total weight/points of 16 may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
AURRTE3008 Install marine engines, controls and instruments 40 4
PMBFIN203C Repair product imperfections 20 2
PMBPREP201B Prepare moulds for composites production 20 2
PMBPROD247C Hand lay up composites 40 4
PMBPROD251B Apply gel coat or other polymer surface finish 20 2
PMBPROD293B Operate vacuum bagging equipment 20 2
PMBPROD347B Produce composites using hand lamination 50 5
PMBPROD393B Produce composites using vacuum bagging 30 4

Requirements to receive the qualification

In achieve MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction learners are
required to complete units of competency comprising:
- all units from Group 1 and 2
- elective units to a total value of 73 weights/points, including
- units to a total value of at least 40 points from Group 3
- remaining units to a total value of 33 points may be taken from
either groups 3, 4 and/or 5.
NOTE - Units up to a total value of up to 16 points may be completed from
Group 5.

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