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Offering Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

  • National Course Code: MEM30319
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30319-01V01-22LHG-004

Location – Lithgow (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

Start your career in engineering and fabrication with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade. This hands-on course is ideal for apprentices who work as boilermakers and welders in mining, manufacturing or shipping. Join an in demand industry and work on exciting projects like Defence Force construction, sustainable engineering and power generation.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Technical drawing and geometric development
  • Fabrication techniques including forging and founding
  • A range of welding and thermal cutting techniques
  • Welding
  • Balustrading and polishing
  • Work, health and safety regulations
  • Codes of practice
  • Communication and planning skills

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • Problem solving to translate designs into practical outcomes
  • Communication excellence to work as part of team and understand engineering terminology
  • Mechanical aptitude to use appropriate tools and calibrate equipment

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • The foundation knowledge and skill needed to become an Engineering tradesperson - mechanical

Career outcomes include:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication trades
  • Pressure welder
  • Engineering patternmaker
  • Blacksmith

GROW YOUR CAREER

Go on to further specialist fabrication study with the:

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering

**INDUSTRY DEMAND **

According to the Australian Government Job Outlook platform , the number of structural steel and welding trades workers is expected to grow to 82,700 by 2023, with around 47,000 further job openings over 5 years.

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.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

When you enrol in this qualification, it is assumed you are employed as an apprentice.

You will need to provide a completed training contract, signed by your employer at the time of enrolment. As an apprentice you will undertake a mix of on-the-job (work with your employer) and off-the-job (your TAFE NSW course) learning, and this will need to be agreed between you and your employer before you enrol.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

There are no work placement requirements for this qualification, however it is assumed that as an apprentice you will undertake work based training with your employer.

**BE PREPARED **

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 support in preparation 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
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified welder fabricator after successful completion.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time combination course. You must attend approximately 8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 3 years.

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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. 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:

  • Safety glasses with clear lens
  • Welding helmet
  • Leather welding gauntlets
  • Ear plugs
  • Oxy goggles
  • Welding jacket

These packs can be purchased locally at welding supply stores.

Clothing requirements:

  • All clothing worn must be cotton - no synthetics
  • Clothing should be washed before wearing to remove solvents used in the dry cleaning process.
  • All students must wear appropriate safety footwear.

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

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.

Core Units
Number Title
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05020 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05037 Perform geometric development
MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051 Select welding processes
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

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

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

Lithgow (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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