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Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication)

  • National Course Code: MEM30305
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30305-02V07-20NEW-999

Location – Newcastle - Apprenticeship

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

25.5 Hours per week

Duration

32 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication) prepares you for a career as a metal fabricator or welder. Learn your trade in TAFE NSW simulated workshops and graduate with transferrable skills to use in industries like heavy transport, mining, ship building or bridge building.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Technical drawing
  • Engineering measurements and principles
  • Welding and thermal cutting techniques
  • Communication and planning skills
  • WHS regulations and codes of practice

Be skilled in metal fabrication, boilermaking and welding techniques, including:

  • Gas metal arc welding (MIG welding), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG welding) and manual metal arc welding (stick welding)
  • Handling metal including shaping, finishing and welding
  • Use workshop tools and hand and power tools

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

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

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills to interpret technical drawings
  • Mechanical aptitude to use appropriate tools
  • Communication skills to work as part of a team and understand fabrication terminology
  • Attention to detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade qualification

Career opportunities:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication trades

GROW YOUR CAREER

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

  • Certificate IV in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication)
  • 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This course is superseded.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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication) as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, so you can built the career you want.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

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

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Completed Year 10 of high school
  • A good understanding of math and English
  • An interest in working in onsite or offsite environments
  • A strong work ethic
  • The ability to work in confined spaces
  • The ability to work in hot working 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:

  • 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
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge

"INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT
This is a part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 22.5 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 32 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 43.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research and assignment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Are engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and the learner is receiving appropriate structured on the job training while undertaking this qualification.

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:
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support
    Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

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

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

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:
There will be additional fees for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Learner Resources. Costs will be advised upon orientation.

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

Core Units
Number Title
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
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process

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

Heavy fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Boilermaking
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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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