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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication)

  • National Course Code: MEM40105
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM40105-04V06-22YNG-021

Location – Young (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

3 Hours per week

Duration

1 year

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Engineering Heavy Fabrication prepares you for a career as a boilermaker or fabrication tradesperson. Graduate with post-trade level skills in fitting and machining, metal fabrication and welding and move into leadership and management roles.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Engage with engineering measurements and principles
  • Perform engineering computations with computer technology
  • Complete metal fabrication, boilermaking and welding skills in gas tungsten arc welding, silver soldering, thermal cutting, sheet and plate assembly
  • Safely use workshop tools
  • Ensure quality assurance procedures
  • Lead and supervise teams
  • Communicate and plan in the workplace

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Complex problem solving skills
  • An aptitude for mechanical tasks
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Reliability and self-motivation
  • Effective communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • Experience working on key engineering and fabrication challenges in a real workshop
  • A network of professional peers
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level

Career opportunities:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fabrication tradesperson
  • Mechanical engineering draftsperson
  • Pressure welder
  • Advanced fabrication technician
  • Advanced mechanical maintenance technician
  • CAM programmer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

This course is superseded.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 IV in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication) as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the fabrication industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Adaptability to work in different environments, including on and offsite, outdoors, indoors, in confined spaces and in high temperature environments
  • Completed your NSW School Certificate or equivalent level of education
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level
  • Fitness at an intermediate level to manage the physical demands of the role

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
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified boilermaker or fabrication tradesperson 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 3 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 52 weeks.

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.

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?

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
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A Apply quality systems
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM05026C Apply welding principles
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
MEM09010C Create 3D models using computer aided design system
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM05048B Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
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
MEM24003B Perform basic magnetic particle testing
MEM24001B Perform basic penetrant testing

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

Higher engineering tradesperson or advanced engineering tradesperson at level C7 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

Young (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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