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Offering Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

  • National Course Code: MEM30305
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30305-01V07-20MBK-222

Location – Meadowbank (Non-Apprenticeship)

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6.5 Hours per week

Duration

4Yr

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

Course Details

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
  • Welding
  • 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:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication trades
  • Pressure welder
  • Engineering patternmaker
  • Blacksmith

GROW YOUR CAREER

Go on to further specialist fabrication study with the:

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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This course is superseded by MEM30398.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.

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.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS
TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade as an apprenticeship.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

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

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Completed Year 10 of high school
  • A good understanding of Maths and English
  • A strong work ethic
  • The ability to work in confined spaces, hot working environments and in onsite or offsite environments
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness

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 employed in the metals industry to obtain required workplace experience

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to be employed in the metals industry to obtain required workplace experience
  • minimum of 1380 hours of work placement.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 30 June, 2020 5:00pm Join Information Session Here

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part-Time Evening, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 108 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Work Experience


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are employed in the metals industry to obtain required workplace experience

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

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Disability and educational support service as well as careers advisors and councellors.

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 Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. 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:

  • Approx additional costs incurred by learner to supply: Stationary and PPE $

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting
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
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
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
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
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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

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.

Course Location

Meadowbank
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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