Offering Info

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical

  • National Course Code: MEM30505
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM30505-01V05-21MTD-111

Location – Mount Druitt

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

18.5 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Engineering - Technical is your first step into the world of engineering. You will learn the underpinning principles of engineering design in a range of specialist areas. This course prepares you for further study or a trade apprenticeship.

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


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Organise and communicate information
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units in this course could include:

  • Providing technical support in mechanical engineering design, operations and maintenance
  • Principles of technical drawing and CAD (computer aided drafting)
  • Material testing, non-destructive testing
  • How to use hand tools and power tools
  • Basic fluid power principles in hydraulic and pneumatic systems


Develop the personal qualities and skills needed to get ahead in this field:

  • Strengthen your mechanical aptitude
  • Fire up your passion for engineering design
  • Enhance your communication skills


Completing this course will equip you with:

  • Opportunities to secure an apprenticeship or traineeship in engineering
  • A strong technical foundation to build on with continued specialist studies


Take your learning to the next level with a TAFE NSW engineering study pathway:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
  • Diploma in Engineering Technical (Mechanical)
  • Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)


This first-step qualification provides a pathway into rapidly growing sustainable engineering industries, such as solar and wind energy, mechanical automations and robotics.

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.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can design the career you want.


There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol/enquire in this course now.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the engineering industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


There is no work placement component to this course, however, the Certificate III in Engineering - Technical can be completed as a traineeship and your course will be delivered in the workplace.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

-Have at least completed year 10 of high school and achieved good grades in Maths and English studies.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a full-time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.

Please contact Timothy Lovett to discuss timetable options.


This course offering is designed for:

  • existing workers wishing to improve skills and qualifications
  • school leavers wishing to gain skills and qualification in drafting trade with view to career
  • business owners and managers with need to be able to utilise CAD and Drafting skills as part of project development and communications


Additional support and tutorial sessions may be available for students requiring additional time for study.

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
  • 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 Mondays and Wednesday from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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


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?


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

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
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

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

Engineering Technician at level C9 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

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

Learn more about Fees information.

Payment options and assistance

Explore payment methods, pay by instalment, scholarships and VET Student Loans.

Learn more about Payment options and assistance.


Unsave Course

Download Course Brochure

Enter your details to make an enquiry and receive the course brochure