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Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

MEM30719

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction – MEM30719

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, Marine 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.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

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

Working in this industry 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 the MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering or MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade.

Course Dates & Times

Sydney - Harbour Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 01/02/2021, (Mon-Fri) 8am-5pm /2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 01/02/2021, (Mon-Wed) 8am-5pm /2021

Werribee - Research Close

Apprenticeship - Open from 01/02/2021, (Mon-Fri) 8am-5pm /2021

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$2,210.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$440.00
3. Full Fee
$5,620.00
Course Materials
$500.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

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 2020 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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 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
MEM04018
Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM05005
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05012
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05017
Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05037
Perform geometric development
MEM05049
Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05052
Apply safe welding practices
MEM08002
Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
MEM08011
Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
MEM08014
Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM09003
Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM12007
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13003
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM18003
Use tools for precision work
MEM18005
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006
Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18011
Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18018
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18055
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM25001
Apply fibre-reinforced materials
MEM25002
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25003
Set up marine vessel structures
MEM25004
Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25006
Undertake marine sheathing operations
MEM25007
Maintain marine vessel surfaces
MEM25008
Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25009
Form timber shapes using hot processes
MEM25010
Perform fitout procedures
MEM25011
Install marine systems
MEM25012
Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
MEM25013
Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
MEM25014
Perform marine slipping operations
MEM25015
Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
MEM26001
Lay up composites using open moulding techniques
MEM26002
Lay up composites using vacuum closed moulding techniques
MEM26003
Lay up composites using pressure closed moulding techniques
MEM26006
Mark and cut out sheets for composite use
MEM26007
Select and use reinforcing appropriate for product
MEM26008
Select and use resin systems appropriate for product
MEM26009
Select and use cores and fillers appropriate for product
MEM26010
Store and handle composite materials
MEM26011
Determine materials and techniques for a composite component or product
MEM50002
Work safely on marine craft
MEM50003
Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
MEM50004
Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
MEM50009
Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

Assessment methods may include:

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

Brett Ambrosio

Apprenticeship Students - attendance to set classes is a requirement for this training and is 2 days (Wed & Fri) per month for 10 months each year. 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.

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.

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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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