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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

  • National Course Code: MEM30205
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30205-01V07-21ULT-050

Location – Ultimo (Fitting-Non-Apprenticeship)

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

4Yr

  • 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. Get ready to join in-demand industries like mechanical engineering, oil and gas drilling, Defence Force construction and power generation.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Interpret technical drawings
  • Operate a lathe and milling machine
  • Install and align machines and equipment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • 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 provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Blacksmith
  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication tradesperson
  • Pressure welder

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

This course is superseded.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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the mechanical trade industry as 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 one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements that apply.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An ability to work in different environments, including outdoor and indoor work and confined spaces
  • Completed your NSW School Certificate or equivalent level of education
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level
  • An ability to work different hours, including shift work and weekends

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:

  • Student must be engaged in Apprenticeship prior to enrolment in this course.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade are:

  • Completion of all core units of competency, and Completion of Group A Mechanical Trade stream units 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 total 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 from 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. (See the full packaging rules in Training.gov.au).

Workplace experience:

  • Unstructured on the job learning as part of their apprenticeship.
  • Assessment can include a variety of methods where students may need to gather evidence from their experience at work and / or evidence from their time in practical hands on workshop (TAFE NSW Campus Engineering workshop) and theory based assessments that could be completed without the access to a workplace or simulated workplace environment.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time Evening blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.7 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 108 weeks.

You may also be required to complete additional 13.7 hours of study each week outside of class hours, including content review, assessment preparation, and workplace learning as part of the apprenticeship.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Participants in this programme are apprentices who may have completed an introductory or part qualification and those from diverse backgrounds that have met the entry requirements through recognition of previous studies, work experience, life experience or a combination of them all.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

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

  • Student must be engaged in Apprenticeship prior to enrolment in 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • This course is for apprentices, engaging in a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitter Stream). Registration with state training services is required.

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

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.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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