The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade is an Apprenticeship program for apprentices employed in the metal, engineering fabrication, manufacturing or associated industries with engineering fabrication work.
Career opportunities, include:
- metal fabrication tradesperson
- boilermaker welder
- sheet metal worker
- arc welder
Pathways to further study:
- MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
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Studying the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade at Holmesglen
The course gives you fundamental knowledge and the practical skills and experience needed to become a qualified engineering fabrication tradesperson.
Throughout the Apprenticeship program, you will learn a range of skills to perform metal fabrication work, including; welding principles and techniques, safe working practices, structural steel fabrication and repair, sheet-metal work, pipework, using computer controlled equipment and computer aided drafting skills using AutoCAD.
Timetable: 1 day a week, Monday or Tuesday, 8am-4pm:
||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
||Organise and communicate information
||Undertake manual handling
||Perform engineering measurements
||Use hand tools
||Apply safe welding practices
||Carry out mechanical cutting
||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
||Perform routine manual metal arc welding
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
||Perform routine gas metal arc welding
||Plan work activities
||Perform geometric development
||Interpret technical drawing
||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
||Select welding processes
||Weld using manual metal arc welding process
||Weld using gas metal arc welding process
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Assemble fabricated components
||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Use workshop machines for basic operations
||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
||Interact with computing technology
||Install pipework and pipework assemblies
||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
| Code || Name |
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM18001||Use hand tools|
|MEM05052||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05006||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM18002||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM14006||Plan work activities|
|MEM05037||Perform geometric development|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05010||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05051||Select welding processes|
|MEM05015||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05011||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05019||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM07032||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM12007||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM16008||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM10010||Install pipework and pipework assemblies|
|MEM17003||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training|
|MEM05014||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you must be registered in an engineering apprenticeship arrangement with an employer in the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.
Holmesglen recommends all applicants have a minimum of Year 10 English and Mathematics.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade qualification.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$4,171.00|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession