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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30219

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30219

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.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

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.

Working in these industries can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in:

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 10th January / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 10th January / 2022

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$5,185.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$1,037.00
Course Materials
$1,342.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

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:

  • Be currently employed in the engineering industry.
  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Core Units
MEM09002
Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011
Undertake manual handling
MEM12023
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024
Perform computations
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
Elective Units
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
MEM07005
Perform general machining
MEM07006
Perform lathe operations
MEM07007
Perform milling operations
MEM07008
Perform grinding operations
MEM07015
Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016
Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07021
Perform complex lathe operations
MEM09003
Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM12003
Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12006
Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18003
Use tools for precision work
MEM18004
Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18005
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006
Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18007
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009
Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18011
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18018
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18055
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Assessment methods may include::

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

Craig Murphy

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.

This course runs over a 4-year period and students are enrolled full-time. Attendance on campus is required 5 days per week for 7 blocks each year throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. The majority of the learning is on-and-off-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor and trainer.

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

Required Uniform & PPE - Combination overalls or work-wear attire being long sleeved cotton shirt and long cotton pants, safety footwear and safety glasses must be worn in the workshop.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

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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