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Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade

MEM31112

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Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade – MEM31112

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Course Overview

GOTAFE are the only training provider in Victoria to offer the Certificate III in Engineering – Composites Trade, which is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Engineering Composite Tradesperson. We have students all over Victoria and come to your workplace to support your on-the-job learning. We’ll work with your employer, so you apply what you learn to real projects to build your skills.

You'll gain cutting-edge skills in composite materials, assembly, and production techniques. You'll learn how to select the appropriate processes or systems for a product, and will gain experience with a range of power tools and machinery.

We'll work with you to select the subjects that suit your strengths and career goals, and you'll learn in our professional training facilities and workshops.

This course is delivered an as Apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

This groundbreaking area of Engineering is for those who are ready to work at the cutting edge. Composite materials are starting to replace traditional materials. As different industries start to use these materials, the need for apprentices increases.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering or the MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade.

Course Dates & Times

Sydney - Harbour Street

MEM31112 - Public - Semester 2

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$3,763.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice
$2,058.00
3. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$412.00
4. Full Fee
$5,223.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$490.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into this course applicant must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course (Apprentices only)
Core Units
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
MEM17003A
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
MEM03003B
Perform sheet and plate assembly
MEM04018B
Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05037C
Perform Geometric Development
MEM08002C
Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
MEM08011B
Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
MEM08014B
Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM09003B
Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM09021B
Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes
MEM11006B
Perform production packaging
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12001B
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM12007D
Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
MEM13003B
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18006C
Repair And Fit Engineering Components
MEM25001B
Apply fibre-reinforced materials
MEM25002B
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25004B
Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005B
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25008B
Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25010B
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25013B
Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
MEM25014B
Perform marine slipping operations
MEM25015A
Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
MEM26001A
Lay up composites using open moulding techniques
MEM26002A
Lay up composites using vacuum closed moulding techniques
MEM26003A
Lay up composites using pressure closed moulding techniques
MEM26004A
Make basic plugs for composites fabrication
MEM26005A
Make basic moulds for composites fabrication
MEM26006A
Mark and cut out sheets for composite use
MEM26007A
Select and use reinforcing appropriate for product
MEM26008A
Select and use resin systems appropriate for product
MEM26009A
Select and use cores and fillers appropriate for product
MEM26010A
Store and handle composite materials
MEM26011A
Determine materials and techniques for a composite component or product
MEM26012A
Record and trial work processes for one-off composite products
MEM26013A
Select and use composite processes or systems appropriate for product
MEM26014A
Adjust resin chemicals for current conditions
MEM26015A
Select and apply repair techniques
MEM26016A
Select and use joining techniques
MEM26017A
Prepare composite or other substrate surfaces
MEM26018A
Organise composite trials
MEM26019A
Finish a composite product
MEM26020A
Identify and interpret required standards for composites
MEM50002B
Work safely on marine craft
MSMOPS102
Perform tasks to support production
MSMSUP200
Achieve work outcomes
MSMSUP204
Pack products or materials
PMBFIN202
Fit attachments to products
PMBFIN203
Repair product imperfections
PMBFIN205
Hand decorate products
PMBPROD251
Apply gel coat or other polymer surface finish

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments

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It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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