MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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


The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade gives you the training you need to start your career as a qualified engineering tradesperson. You will develop your skills in metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment as well as worksite OH&S and communication.


Employment outcomes can be found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication roles in other industries. Occupational titles may include metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, 1st class sheet metal worker, 1st class welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson and patternmaker.


MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. The program will be delivered over a period of 208 weeks.

Entry Requirements

Students undertaking this course must be employed as an apprentice fabricator signed up with an 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
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly 40 $44.00
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 20 $22.00
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 20 $22.00
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 20 $22.00
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20 $22.00
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping 20 $22.00
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting 20 $22.00
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 80 $88.00
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components 80 $88.00
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 $22.00
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding 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
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 40 $44.00
MEM05026C Apply welding principles 40 $44.00
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 60 $66.00
MEM05038B Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular 20 $22.00
MEM05039B Perform advanced geometric development - conical 20 $22.00
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
MEM07005C Perform general machining 80 $88.00
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations 40 $44.00
MEM07029B Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters 40 $44.00
MEM07032B Use workshop machines for basic operations 20 $22.00
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 40 $44.00
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 80 $88.00
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system 80 $88.00
MEM11004B Undertake dogging 40 $44.00
MEM11010B Operate mobile load shifting equipment 40 $44.00
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 20 $22.00
MEM11012B Purchase materials 60 $66.00
MEM11016B Order materials 20 $22.00
MEM11021B Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment 20 $22.00
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) 40 $44.00
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 40 $44.00
MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities 20 $22.00
MEM16011A Communicate with individuals and small groups 20 $22.00
MEM16013A Operate in a self-directed team 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
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components 60 $66.00
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components 40 $44.00
MEM18024B Maintain engine cooling systems 20 $22.00
MEM18025B Service combustion engines 20 $22.00
MEM18030B Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems 80 $88.00
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 30 $33.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00
TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
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

Government Subsidised $4,406
Concession $1,772
Apprenticeship $3,907
Apprenticeship Concession $1,672
RPL Government Subsidised $1,996
RPL Concession $399
RPL Self-funded $2,994
Self-Funded $5,404

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 Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Horsham Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Horsham Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based