The Certificate III in Engineering is the course to undertake if you want to work as a welder, sheet metal worker or boilermaker.
Career opportunities, include:
- metal fabrication tradesperson
- boilermaker welder
- sheet metal worker
- arc welder
Pathways to further study:
- MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering
Study at home through remote learning
While measures are in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), units of theory for this course will be delivered remotely and other units delivered on campus with social distancing in place.
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||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
||Use hand tools
||Perform engineering measurements
||Undertake manual handling
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Apply safe welding practices
||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
||Carry out mechanical cutting
||Perform brazing and or silver soldering
||Plan to undertake a routine task
||Apply quality procedures
||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
||Perform routine gas metal arc welding
||Perform routine manual metal arc welding
||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
||Perform geometric development
||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
||Interpret technical drawing
||Select welding processes
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Perform manual production welding
||Perform manual production assembly
||Weld using gas metal arc welding process
||Weld using manual metal arc welding process
||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Use workshop machines for basic operations
||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
||Install pipework and pipework assemblies
||Plan a complete activity
||Apply quality systems
||Organise and communicate information
||Interact with computing technology
||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
||Assist in the provision of on the job training
| Code || Name |
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05004C||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05006C||Perform brazing and or silver soldering|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05013C||Perform manual production welding|
|MEM03001B||Perform manual production assembly|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM05014C||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications|
|MEM10010B||Install pipework and pipework assemblies|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training|
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 but a training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
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 MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade.
Connections with industry
Employer demand for engineering apprentices currently exceeds supply.
The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people.
Completing this course can provide a pathway to pursuing a highly rewarding career in these industries.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network website 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|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
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 more about paying for your course.
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