Course Start Date
8 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 (Light Fabrication) prepares you for a career as a sheetmetal worker. Learn your trade in TAFE NSW simulated workshops and graduate with transferrable skills to work in domestic, commercial and industrial fabrication projects.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- Technical drawing and geometric development
- Engineering measurements and principles
- Welding and thermal cutting techniques
- Communication and planning skills
- WHS regulations and codes of practice
Be skilled in light fabrication and sheetmetal techniques, including:
- Use CNC machinery and hand and power tools
- Sheet and plate assembly
- Tungsten arc welding
- Silver soldering
- Thermal cutting
- Electroplating and metal spinning
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
- Sheetmetal worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Strengthen your knowledge and advance your career opportunities with these engineering study options:
- Certificate IV in Engineering
- 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This course is superseded.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 blended, part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 96 weeks (3 years). You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed assessment preparation and workplace learning.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Are working in the engineering manufacturing or related industries who are non apprentices.
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.
Attendance day could be either Monday, and Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Please attend one of the information sessions to confirm your day of attendance and timetable.
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?
FULLY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISED
This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.
If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.
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 RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|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|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM03003B||Perform sheet and plate assembly|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM08010B||Manually finish/polish materials|
|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|
Light fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Sheetmetal Worker 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.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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