Your web browser may not be properly supported. To use this site and all of its features, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Safari or Firefox

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

MEM30705

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction – MEM30705

Home> . . .> Study Areas> Technical Trades> Engineering> Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Shipwright.

Whether you have sailing in your blood or have recently found a passion for shipbuilding, Marin Craft Construction is a great career for anyone who loves building things with their hands.

GOTAFE is the only training provider in Victoria to offer a Marine Craft Construction apprenticeship. Learn to fix and build components and assemble boats. Our expert Trainers will support you both in class and in the workplace, and give you the technical know-how to shine in this specialist field.

We have Apprentices all over Victoria. You'll learn on-the-job, and attend additional workshops to build your skills further.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Marine Craft Construction and Boat Building industry.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering or MEMJ50105 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
$2,079.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$416.00
3. Full Fee
$5,277.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$495.00

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
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
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
MEM04018B
Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05012C
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05017D
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
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
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
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12007D
Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes
MEM13001B
Perform emergency first aid
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
MEM18005B
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006C
Repair And Fit Engineering Components
MEM18011C
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18018C
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020B
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM25001B
Apply fibre-reinforced materials
MEM25002B
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25003B
Set up marine vessel structures
MEM25004B
Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005B
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25007B
Maintain marine vessel surfaces
MEM25008B
Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25009B
Form timber shapes using hot processes
MEM25010B
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25011B
Install marine systems
MEM25012B
Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
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
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
MEM50002B
Work safely on marine craft
MEM50003B
Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
MEM50004B
Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
MEM50009B
Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

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.

On Campus students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Apprenticeship Students - attendance to set classes is a requirement for this training. This could be at a GOTAFE campus or an external facility. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. The majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor. A trainer will undertake workplace visits during the training contract period.

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.

Browse other courses

Innovation Hub - Product Completion (SC1HBPC119)

Take the next step in your creative and design career.

Innovation Hub - Product Development (SC1HBPD119)

Take your skills to the next level, using the digital fabrication equipment to develop your product.

Innovation Hub - Introduction (SC1HBIC119)

Join the maker movement and learn how to drive digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, garment printers, 3D scanners and more.