Course Start Date
8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson - fabrication within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. 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.
The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of fabrication work, including undertaking metal fabrication, structural steel erection, sheetmetal work, welding, blacksmithing and surface finishing.
This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a combination part time 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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. 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.
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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.
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|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements|
|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|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM06001||Perform hand forging|
|MEM06002||Perform hammer forging|
|MEM06003||Carry out heat treatment|
|MEM06004||Select heat treatment processes and test finished product|
|MEM06005||Perform drop and upset forging|
|MEM06007||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM06008||Hammer forge complex shapes|
|MEM05008||Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping|
|MEM05009||Perform automated thermal cutting|
|MEM05015||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05051||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM12007||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
Blacksmith,Engineering Patternmaker,Pressure Welder,Surface Finishing Technician,Welder,Sheetmetal Worker,Boilermaker,Tool and Die Setter,Electroplater
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.
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