Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing)

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 9282
National Code MEM30305
Training Package MEM05 - Metal and Engineering
Program area Manufacturing  
Duration (nominal hours) 864
This course replaced 3449 - Engineering - Fabrication Trade
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for blacksmithing apprentices and has replaced the former
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication trade course.
 
You will learn how to work with metal forging and heat treatment
processes. This course will allow you to specialise in industrial
blacksmithing applications on a broad range of ferrous and non-ferrous
materials. Specialisations include: anvil, power hammer and drop forging
processes, use and application of various welding processes and general
fabrication techniques such as marking out, forming and assembly of metals.
 
The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
between you, your employer and the TAFE college. A standard pathway will
consist of off-the-job training (usually three years) plus additional work
experience.

Career Opportunities

Fabrication tradesperson specialising in industrial blacksmithing
(traditionally referred to as Blacksmithing Tradesperson) at level C10 under
the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.

Articulation

Pathways from the qualification
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Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate
IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other
relevant qualifications.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
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There is no qualification entry requirement. It is assumed that the learner is
engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and that the learner is
receiving appropriate structured on the job training while undertaking this
qualification.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this
qualification for those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in
Engineering, MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services, MEM20105 Certificate II
in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
or other relevant qualifications. Credit towards this qualification may also
include units of competency contained within relevant pre-vocational and
pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.

 

Early Exit Points

 Depending on your choice of electives, you may be eligible to recieve;
MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering (NSW course number 9049)
MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (NSW course number 9050)
MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology (NSW course
number 9035)

 

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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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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

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 MEM30305 Certificate
III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade Release 4 (specialising in
Blacksmithing), 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
Engineering - Fabrication Trade, are:
 
- completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
- completion of Group A Fabrication stream units listed below to the value
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.
 
Note: To use this course descriptor specialising in Blacksmithing, relevant
Fabrication and Forging units must be selected.
 
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. 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.
 
Note that the elective units listed in the packaging rules for this course,
include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM
Training Package for use in this qualification.
 
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 Fabrication Trade occupational
outcomes.
 
NOTE: This TAFE NSW course, number 9282, leads to the Certificate III in
Engineering - Fabrication Trade (specialising in Blacksmithing). The
following specialisations are also approved for use with this
qualification: Casting and Moulding, Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication,
Surface Finishing, Welding. TAFE NSW offers different courses for each of
these specialisations. TAFE NSW also offers a pathway to this
qualification without any specialisation. Please ask your teacher if you
have any questions about the best course for you.
 
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements this TAFE NSW course has
been structured as follows:
 
12 core units must be completed plus elective units to a total value of 73
points.
 
Groups 1 and 2 Core Units
-------------------------
This group contains the core units of competency. You must achieve all
twelve (12) of these units. The unweighted mandatory units are in Group 1.
mandatory units are in Group 2.
 
Group 3 Group A Fabrication Trade Stream Units Litsed in MEM30305
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This group contains Fabrication Trade stream units from Group A in the
Training Package. Each of these units is allocated a points score. You
must achieve enough units from Group 3 to score at least 40 points
including at least 36 points from subgroup 1 (Blacksmithing Trade Stream
units).  

Group 3 is divided into Sub-groups.  Each sub-group corresponds with a
field in the Metal and Engineering Training Package (MEM05), and uses the
same number as the field. This means that there are some gaps in the
numbering of the sub-groups. For example, there are no sub-groups numbered
 
Select units that are suitable for Blacksmithing Trade occupational
outcomes.  

Group 4 - Group B Trade Specialisation Units
--------------------------------------------
This group contains Trade Specialisation units from Group B in the Training
Package. These are also allocated a points score and are also divided into
sub-groups. There is no minimum requirement for units from this group.
 
Select units that are suitable for Blacksmithing occupational outcomes.
 
Group 5 Units from Other Training Packages or Accredited Courses
Available for Inclusion at Certificate III
----------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units from other Training Packages or accredited
courses available at Certificate III level. Additional elective units may
be selected from this group, to a maximum of 16 points.
 
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Teachers need to be aware of pre-requisite and co-requisite units of
competency and this information can be found in the individual unit guides
Unit of Competency Information
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NOTES FOR STUDENTS
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1. LEARNER SUPPORT
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.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
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.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
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

 
Group 1 UNWEIGHTED CORE UNITS
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
 
Group 2 WEIGHTED CORE UNITS
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
 
Group 3 GROUP A - FABRICATION TRADE STREAM UNITS LISTED IN MEM30305
Subgroup 1 must be completed
Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 40 must be completed
Subgroup 1 BLACKSMITHING TRADE STREAM UNITS
Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 36 must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM06001B Perform hand forging 36 4
MEM06002B Perform hammer forging 36 4
MEM06003C Carry out heat treatment 54 6
MEM06004B Select heat treatment processes and test finished product 54 6
MEM06005B Perform drop and upset forging 36 4
MEM06006C Repair springs 36 4
MEM06008A Hammer forge complex shapes 36 4
MEM06009A Hand forge complex shapes 36 4
 
Subgroup 5 FABRICATION UNITS
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
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 18 2
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 18 2
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping 18 2
MEM05009C Perform automated 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
MEM05022C Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process 54 6
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications 36 4
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 54 6
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process 36 4
MEM05048B Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process 36 4
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
 
Subgroup 9 DRAWING, DRAFTING AND DESIGN UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 36 4
 
Subgroup 12 MEASUREMENT UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 36 4
 
Subgroup 18 MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM18001C Use hand tools 18 2
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 18 2
 
Group 4 GROUP B - TRADE SPECIALISATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Subgroup 6 FORGING/BLACKSMITHING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing 18 2
 
Subgroup 7 MACHINE AND PROCESS OPERATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM07005C Perform general machining 72 8
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations 36 4
MEM07007C Perform milling operations 36 4
 
Subgroup 8 MEASUREMENT UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement 18 2
 
Subgroup 15 QUALITY UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM15003B Use improvement processes in team activities 36 4
MEM15004B Perform inspection 18 2
MEM15022B Verify reference standards 72 8
 
Group 5 UNITS FROM OTHER TP/ACC COURSES AT CERTIFICATE III LEVEL
Module/units to a total weight/points of 16 may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MSS403001A Implement competitive systems and practices 50 5
MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained 50 5
MSS403010A Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices 50 5
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
(specialising in Blacksmithing) (TAFE NSW course 9282), learners are required to
complete units as specified below:
 
- all 12 core units from Groups 1 and 2
- elective units to a total of 73 points/weights, including
- units to at least 40 points from Group 3
- additional elective units from Groups 3, 4 and/or 5.
NB: - units to a maximum total weight/points of 16 may be selected from
Group 5

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