Course Start Date
7.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Start your career in engineering and fabrication with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade. This hands-on course is ideal for apprentices who work as boilermakers and welders in mining, manufacturing or shipping. Join an in demand industry and work on exciting projects like Defence Force construction, sustainable engineering and power generation.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- Technical drawing and geometric development
- Fabrication techniques including forging and founding
- A range of welding and thermal cutting techniques
- Balustrading and polishing
- Work, health and safety regulations
- Codes of practice
- Communication and planning skills
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:
- Problem solving to translate designs into practical outcomes
- Communication excellence to work as part of team and understand engineering terminology
- Mechanical aptitude to use appropriate tools and calibrate equipment
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- The foundation knowledge and skill needed to become an Engineering tradesperson - mechanical
Career outcomes include:
- Fabrication trades
- Pressure welder
- Engineering patternmaker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Go on to further specialist fabrication study with the:
- MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering
According to the Australian Government Job Outlook platform, the number of structural steel and welding trades workers is expected to grow to 82,700 by 2023, with around 47,000 further job openings over 5 years.
This course is superseded by MEM30398. 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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class 1 day a week for 4 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 15.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including work experience and private study.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for those seeking a trade qualification through an apprenticeship pathway. Anyone seeking an engineering apprenticeship should recognise that it is a practical hands on qualification that also requires reading, writing and mathematical skills.
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.
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
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.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Personal protective equipment and clothing (Welding helmet, safety glasses, hearing protection, work boots and cotton drill clothing). The cost of this varies according to the quality of welding helmet. The basic range of all the PPE will total approximately $500
- Text books will be approximately $500 for the course
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05008C||Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05018C||Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05047B||Weld using flux core arc welding process|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|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|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
Fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Welding, Boilermaking or Sheetmetal tradesperson). It would be expected that a Fabrication tradesperson would be working 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.
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