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Offering Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

  • National Course Code: MEM30205
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30205-01V07-21LHG-001

Location – Lithgow (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

9.1 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade is your pathway to becoming a fitting machinist, fitter and turner or CNC machinist. Discover skills in traditional and emerging technologies and be ready to join in-demand industries like mechanical engineering, oil and gas drilling, Defence Force construction and power generation.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Technical drawing and interpretation
  • Engineering principles
  • Communication and planning skills
  • WHS regulations and codes of practices

Be skilled in fitting and machining techniques including:

  • Lathe machine and milling machine operations
  • Surface grinding
  • Machine and equipment installation and alignment
  • Precision measurement and fitting techniques
  • Maintenance and overhaul procedures
  • Fluid power
  • Computer-controlled equipment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

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

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanical aptitude to use appropriate tools
  • Communication skills to work as part of a team and understand mechanical terminology

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

Career opportunities:

  • Blacksmith
  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication tradesperson
  • Pressure welder

GROW YOUR CAREER

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

  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • 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This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, so you can design the career you want.

Depending on the course you choose and the campus you want to study at you will need to provide evidence that you meet all relevant entry criteria.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the mechanical trade industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices taking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are adaptable to work in different environments, including outdoor and indoor work and confined spaces
  • Have completed year 10 of high school
  • Have a good understanding of Maths and English

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • you will need a USI number. Please visit www.usi.gov.au and create a USI number. You will need at least one form of identification.

To successfully complete this course, you will need to supply your own protective equipment. A standard list of items should include clear safety glasses and approved hearing protection. You must wear cotton drill long sleeve shirt, cotton drill long trousers or overalls and leather boots.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

"INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation and work experience.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for apprentices employed within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 8.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Elective Units
Number Title
MEM07011B Perform complex milling operations
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM07008D Perform grinding operations
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
MEM15002A Apply quality systems
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM10006B Install machine/plant
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07005C Perform general machining
MEM18013B Perform gland packing
MEM18012B Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations
MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM07007C Perform milling operations
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Mechanical tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Fitting and Machining Tradesperson) at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Lithgow
Hill Street, Lithgow
Phone 131 601

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