Part Time Day
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This course is superseded.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 mixed mode course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 96 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 15.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed assessment preparation and workplace learning (independent study, research, practice and assignments).
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Fabrication work.
-The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes."
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.
This course is currently scheduled on Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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:
- Students must provide their own personnel protective equipment.
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
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05018C||Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05009C||Perform automated thermal cutting|
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.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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