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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30205

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade – MEM30205

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade is the recognised qualification to become a qualified General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson.

Learn skills in mechanical and thermal cutting, mechatronics, and general machining, and fine-tune your craftsmanship. You'll learn to use a mix of heavy machinery and computer skills, and gain experience in computer-aided drafting.

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

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry. You may find work in the following fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Jewellery
  • Oil and Gas Drilling
  • Electricity Generation Operations
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration.

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

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

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 Apprentice
$3,492.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$698.00
3. Full Fee
$5,170.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$970.00

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 the course applicants 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)
  • Currently employed in the Engineering industry
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
MEM05004C
Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05006C
Perform brazing and or silver soldering
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and 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
MEM05049B
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A
Select welding processes
MEM05052A
Apply safe welding practices
MEM07001B
Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM07005C
Perform General Machining
MEM07006C
Perform Lathe Operations
MEM07007C
Perform Milling Operations
MEM07008D
Perform grinding operations
MEM07015B
Set computer controlled machines/processes
MEM07016C
Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
MEM07018C
Write basic NC/CNC programs
MEM07019C
Program NC/CNC machining centre
MEM07020C
Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre
MEM07021B
Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07032B
Use workshop machines for basic operations
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
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12001B
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM12003B
Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12006C
Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
MEM12007D
Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
MEM13002B
Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
MEM13003B
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM16005A
Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C
Use tools for precision work
MEM18004B
Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18005B
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006C
Repair And Fit Engineering Components
MEM18007B
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009B
Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18010C
Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
MEM18011C
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18012B
Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18013B
Perform gland packing
MEM18018C
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18019B
Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18020B
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM25002B
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25005B
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25010B
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25013B
Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
MEM30012A
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM30031A
Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements
MEM50002B
Work safely on marine craft
MEM50003B
Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
MEM50004B
Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
MSS402040
Apply 5S procedures

Assessment methods may include::

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

Brett Ambrosio

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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