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Offering Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication)

  • National Course Code: MEM30305
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30305-03V06-20ULT-479

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Light-Apprenticeship)

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

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

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

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This course is superseded.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 (Light 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

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to demonstrate skills and performance evidence requirements in a simulated environment at a TAFE campus that is reflective of industry standards and activities

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Ultimo Campus, Building N, Level Ground Floor, Room NG:22

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Blended Part Time Evening course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 3 years. You may also be required to complete approximately 15.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including including self directed assessment preparation and workplace learning.


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.

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 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A Perform computations
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
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
Elective Units
Number Title
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
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
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

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

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.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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