Course Start Date
7.5 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This course is superseded.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 blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class 1 day a week for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hour of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 14.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for those 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
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
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.
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
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|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|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|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|
|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|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
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.
Montgomery Crescent, Taree
Phone 131 601
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