Engineering (Fabrication)

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 9928
National Code MEM40105
Training Package MEM05 - Metal and Engineering
Program area Manufacturing  
Duration (nominal hours) 1188
This course replaced 3453 - Engineering - Higher Engineering Trade
This course replaced 4267 - Engineering - Higher Engineering Trade
This course replaced 9081 - Engineering
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people employed or seeking employment in the metal
fabrication industry as an apprentice requiring a Higher Engineering Trade
qualification. It is also for people who have completed a Certificate III
in an engineering trade who are seeking to expand their knowledge and
skills and achieve a higher level qualification.
 
You will gain the competencies required by a tradesperson working at higher
levels in the manufacturing, engineering or allied industries. Depending
upon the units you select you will acquire knowledge and skills in
workplace communication, workplace health and safety, quality procedures
systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer
technology, as well as some industry-specific skills in general and
advanced welding specialisations, heavy and/or light metal fabrication
techniques, welding to code standards, welding supervision or inspection
that may be relevant to your current or intended employment.
 
The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
between you, your employer and the TAFE college.

Career Opportunities

Higher engineering tradesperson or advanced engineering tradesperson at level C7
under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.

Articulation

Pathways from the qualification
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Further training pathways from this qualification include 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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While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the
learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and
off-the-job training, or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship
arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in
the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer
and apprentice.
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 MEM30205 Certificate III in
Engineering - Mechanical Trade, MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering -
Fabrication Trade, MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering -
Electrical/Electronic Trade, MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture,
MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction, MEM30805 Certificate III
in Locksmithing, MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair,
or other relevant qualifications.

 

Early Exit Points

 Depending on your choice of electives, you may be able to receive one or more of
the following MEMOS Training Package qualifications:
MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering
MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
MEM30105 Certificate III in Engineering - Production Systems
MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

 

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Industry Subgroup: Manufacturing

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 $570 $1140


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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Granville Flexible Delivery Available 14-Jul-2014 On Campus
Wollongong Part Time Day Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now

Commercial fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations.
Location Status Start date End date How to Enrol Cost
Young Available 09-May-2014 30-Nov-2014 Enrol Now $1900

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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 MEM40105 Certificate
IV in Engineering Release 4 (specialising in Fabrication), within the
MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package (Release 11).
 
The qualification packaging rules state:
 
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate IV in
Engineering are:
 
* completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
* completion of units from the Group A Specialisation electives listed
below to the value of at least 12 points, and
* completion of Group B electives listed below to bring the total value to
least 109 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 22 points may be chosen
other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units
are available for inclusion at Certificate IV.
 
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.  

To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
A total of 109 points must be completed.
 
Group 1 Core Units
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All twelve (12) core units must be completed. The core units are in two
subgroups:
- subgroup 1 contains the weighted core units
- subgroup 2 contains the unweighted core units.
 
Group 2 Group A Specialisation Units Listed in MEM40105
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This group contains specialisation units from Group A in the Qualification
Packaging Rules. You must achieve a total of at least twelve (12) points
from this Group. It is recommended that you select the Fabrication
specialisation units that are listed in subgroup 1.
 
Group 3 Group B Specialisation Units Listed in MEM40105
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This group contains additional elective units from Group B in the
Qualification Packaging Rules. Many of these are also prerequisite for
other elective units.  

Group 4 Units from Other Training Packages/Acc Courses Available at
Certificate IV
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units imported from other endorsed training packages
and accredited courses. These count for course completion up to a maximum
of 22 points. Imported units in Group 4 must:
- be relevant to this course
- not duplicate an existing unit in the course
- be available for inclusion at Certificate IV.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Group 2 is divided into Sub-groups. Each sub-group corresponds with a
field in the Metal and Engineering (MEMO5) Training Package and uses the
same number as the field. This means there are some gaps in the numbering
of the sub- groups. For example, there are no sub-groups numbered 1 or 2.
 
 
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
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 109 must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Subgroup 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
 
Subgroup 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 2 GROUP A SPECIALISATION UNITS LISTED IN MEM40105
Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 12 must be completed
Subgroup 5 FABRICATION SPECIALISATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM05024B Perform welding supervision 108 12
MEM05025C Perform welding/fabrication inspection 108 12
MEM05026C Apply welding principles 36 4
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process 54 6
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process 54 6
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process 54 6
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process 54 6
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process 54 6
MEM05053A Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines 36 4
MEM05054A Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines 36 4
 
Subgroup 7 MACHINE AND PROCESS OPERATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM07016C Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes 36 4
MEM07018C Write basic NC/CNC programs 36 4
 
Subgroup 9 DRAWING, DRAFTING AND DESIGN UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM09006B Perform advanced engineering detail drafting 36 4
MEM09007B Perform advanced mechanical detail drafting 36 4
MEM09008B Perform advanced structural detail drafting 36 4
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system 80 8
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system 36 4
MEM09023A Create 3D code files using computer aided manufacturing system 54 6
 
Subgroup 14 PLANNING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM14001B Schedule material deliveries 72 8
MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning 72 8
MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling 72 8
 
Subgroup 16 COMMUNICATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM16001B Give formal presentations and take part in meetings 18 2
MEM16003B Provide advanced customer service 18 2
MEM16009A Research and analyse engineering information 18 2
MEM16010A Write reports 18 2
MEM16011A Communicate with individuals and small groups 18 2
MEM16012A Interpret technical specifications and manuals 36 4
MEM16013A Operate in a self-directed team 18 2
MEM16014A Report technical information 18 2
 
Subgroup 17 TRAINING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM17001B Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace 18 2
MEM17002B Conduct workplace assessment 18 2
 
Subgroup 18 MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTIC UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM18049C Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c. 27 3
 
Subgroup 24 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM24002B Perform penetrant testing 36 4
MEM24004B Perform magnetic particle testing 36 4
MEM24006B Perform eddy current testing 54 6
MEM24008B Perform ultrasonic testing 54 6
MEM24010B Perform radiographic testing 108 6
MEM24011B Establish non-destructive tests 108 12
MEM24012C Apply metallurgy principles 54 4
 
Subgroup 30 TECHNICIAN UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 36 4
 
Group 3 GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN MEM40105
You may choose electives from this group
Subgroup 5 FABRICATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components 36 4
MEM05002B Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering 36 4
MEM05003B Perform soft soldering 18 2
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
MEM05013C Perform manual production welding 18 2
MEM05014C Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications 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
MEM05023C Weld using submerged arc welding process 36 4
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications 36 4
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 54 6
MEM05038B Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular 18 2
MEM05039B Perform advanced geometric development - conical 18 2
MEM05040B Perform advanced geometric development - transitions 36 4
MEM05041B Weld using powder flame spraying 36 4
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 6 FORGING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
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
MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing 18 2
MEM06008A Hammer forge complex shapes 36 4
MEM06009A Hand forge complex shapes 36 4
 
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
MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes 18 2
MEM07032B Use workshop machines for basic operations 18 2
 
Subgroup 8 SURFACE FINISHING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM08002C Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating 36 4
MEM08004B Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods 36 4
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials 54 6
 
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
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 72 8
MEM09005B Perform basic engineering detail drafting 72 8
MEM09022A Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system 36 4
 
Subgroup 10 INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM10001C Erect structures 36 4
MEM10002B Terminate and connect electrical wiring 27 3
MEM10010B Install pipework and pipework assemblies 36 4
 
Subgroup 11 MATERIALS HANDLING UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM11001C Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment 36 4
MEM11002C Erect/dismantle complex scaffolding and equipment 36 4
MEM11003B Coordinate erection/dismantling of complex scaffolding/equipment 36 4
MEM11010B Operate mobile load shifting equipment 36 4
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 18 2
MEM11012B Purchase materials 54 6
MEM11021B Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment 18 2
MEM11022B Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment 36 4
 
Subgroup 12 MEASUREMENT UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement 18 2
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 36 4
 
Subgroup 13 OH&S UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid 9 1
MEM13002B Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace 27 3
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials 18 2
MEM13013B Work safely with ionizing radiation 36 4
 
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
MEM15005B Select and control inspection processes and procedures 36 4
 
Subgroup 16 COMMUNICATION UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM16002C Conduct formal interviews and negotiations 36 4
MEM16004B Perform internal/external customer service 18 2
MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities 18 2
 
Subgroup 18 MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTIC 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
 
Subgroup 51 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
AURVTN2002 Carry out panel repairs 32 4
 
Group 4 UNITS FROM OTHER TP/ACC COURSES AVAILABLE AT CERTIFICATE IV
Module/units to a total weight/points of 22 may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning 50 5
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40 4
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
MSS403021A Facilitate a Just in Time system 50 5
MSS403030A Improve cost factors in work practices 50 5
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering (specialising in Fabrication)
(TAFE NSW course 9928), learners are required to complete units of competency
comprising:
 
* All 12 core units from Group 1
* Elective units from Group 2 (the Fabrication elective units) to score a
minimum of 12 points
* Additional elective units from Groups 2, 3 and/or 4 to bring the total of
elective units to at least 109 points.
* NB: No more than 22 points may be selected from Group 4.

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