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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

  • National Course Code: MEM30205
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30205-01V07-21WPK-331

Location – Wetherill Park - Fitting and Machining (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

27 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

7 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. 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This course is superseded.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:

  • confirmation of apprenticeship

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 day, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 days a week, for 3 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours. Each learner is supplied with a workbook for the unit they are studying. Learners log into the Moodle in their unstructured learning hours to complete the missing key words, phrases/passages in the workbook as part of their assigned homework. At the beginning of each lesson, learners are given a POP Quiz on the assigned subject at the completion of the quiz the teacher will go through the answers with the class. In the workshop learners, complete practical tasks as part of their practical component of the unit assessment, teachers mark the tasks using the marking guide and record the results in the class roll book.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • currently employed as an Apprentice

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. This will be available toward the end of 2021, you will be notified of your options and will be transferred to the new course.

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 Tuesdays 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $750.00.

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.

Elective Units
Number Title
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005C Perform general machining
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations
MEM07007C Perform milling operations
MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM10006B Install machine/plant
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement
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
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.

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

Wetherill Park
The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601

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