Part Time Day
Course Start Date
25.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- 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
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This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
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
- 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?
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 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
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Heavy fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Boilermaking
Tradesperson) at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated
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.
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601
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