MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade gives you the skills and knowledge you need to start your career as a qualified engineering tradesperson. You will learn how to design, assemble, manufacture, install, modify, test, troubleshoot, commission, maintain and service all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments and refrigeration as well as the use of computer controlled machine tools, worksite OH&S and communication.


This qualification could lead to employment as a qualified engineering tradesperson (mechanical) in a number of different industrial or manufacturing settings. You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about a direct pathway into the Certificate IV in Engineering.


Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Delivery

This qualification takes 3 years to complete as an Apprentice.

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently employed as an Apprentice with a Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 30 $33.00
MEM12024A Perform computations 30 $33.00
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10 $15.00
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 10 $15.00
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 20 $22.00
MEM15002A Apply quality systems 20 $22.00
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures 10 $15.00
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 20 $22.00
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment 10 $15.00
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 20 $22.00
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training 20 $22.00
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $33.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MEM05003B Perform soft soldering 20 $22.00
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 20 $22.00
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 20 $22.00
MEM05006B Perform brazing and/or silver soldering 20 $20.00
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 20 $22.00
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20 $22.00
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 $22.00
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 $22.00
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20 $22.00
MEM05051A Select welding processes 20 $22.00
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 40 $44.00
MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment 20 $22.00
MEM07003B Perform machine setting (routine) 40 $44.00
MEM07004B Perform machine setting (complex) 80 $88.00
MEM07005C Perform general machining 80 $88.00
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations 40 $44.00
MEM07007C Perform milling operations 40 $44.00
MEM07008D Perform grinding operations 40 $44.00
MEM07010B Perform tool and cutter grinding operations 40 $44.00
MEM07011B Perform complex milling operations 40 $44.00
MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes 20 $22.00
MEM07016C Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes 40 $44.00
MEM07018C Write basic NC/CNC programs 40 $44.00
MEM07019C Program NC/CNC machining centre 20 $22.00
MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations 40 $44.00
MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process 40 $44.00
MEM07028B Operate computer controlled machines/processes 20 $22.00
MEM07029B Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters 40 $44.00
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 40 $44.00
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 80 $88.00
MEM09022A Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system 40 $44.00
MEM11010B Operate mobile load shifting equipment 40 $44.00
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 20 $22.00
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement 20 $22.00
MEM18001C Use hand tools 20 $22.00
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 20 $22.00
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work 40 $44.00
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment 40 $44.00
MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings 40 $44.00
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components 60 $66.00
MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies 40 $44.00
MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components 40 $40.00
MEM18012B Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals 20 $22.00
MEM18013B Perform gland packing 20 $22.00
MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components 40 $44.00
MEM18019B Maintain pneumatic systems 40 $44.00
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components 40 $44.00
MEM18030B Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems 80 $88.00
MEM18038B Maintain wheels and tyres 20 $22.00
MEM18040B Maintain suspension systems 40 $44.00
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 30 $33.00
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 40 $44.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00
TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Apprenticeship $3,831
Apprenticeship Concession $1,641
RPL Government Subsidised $1,956
RPL Concession $391
RPL Self-funded $2,934
Self-Funded $5,298

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based