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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
3 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Sheetmental cohort
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-4:05pm
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-4:05pm
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-4:05pm
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-4:05pm

About this course

Are you already studying your apprenticeship in engineering? Are you thinking of specialising in a certain area? There has never been a better time to upskill.
Specially designed to meet the needs of apprentices working as a tradesperson in metal, engineering, manufacturing industries, this specialist qualification will put you ahead of the game in your future workplace.
Taught over three years, this course could not be more flexible. You can study full-time or part-time, and it also combines on-campus and workplace training, so you put your new skills into action right away.

If you’re looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in engineering, manufacturing and the associated areas where fabrication work is needed, a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship) is the perfect platform to get there.
You’ll combine on-the-job learning strategies with formal theory, while also learning about metal fabrication, forging, founding, erecting structural steel, metal spinning, metal polishing, electroplating, sheet metal work, welding, and using specialised computers and equipment.
What’s even better, is if you have prior knowledge of fabrication, you may also achieve your Certificate III through a formal skills recognition assessment process – how good is that?!
And when you finish your Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship), you’ll be able to gain real-world experience and earn a living as a boiler maker/Sheetmetal tradesperson, a certified welder or a welding supervisor and inspector, just to name a few!
You might also like to take your career further by studying a Certificate IV in Engineering to further your skills and increase your employment opportunities in the future. We’ll support you with everything you need to complete that course, if that’s the path you choose.
Again, you must be a in a registered apprenticeship to undertake this course.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication specifies the competences required for employment as an engineering fabricator heavy stream (boilermaker).

Opportunities for Further Study

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications

Skills or Knowledge gained

Develop appropriate skills in welding, structural steel heavy and light fabrication and weld to Australian standards AS1796 and AS1554.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Must be registered with the Australian Apprenticeship Commission. Must be an Australian apprentice.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Cert II Engineering pathways or Engineering VDSS.

Limitations to course Entry:

If aged between 15 and 17 years of age will require a school release form from their school.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $920.00 $4,600.00 $20,100.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,599.00 $2,599.00 $2,599.00
Total $3,519.00 $7,199.00 $22,699.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05009 Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05037 Perform geometric development
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
MEM05085 Select welding processes
MEM05089 Assemble Fabricated Components
MEM05091 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05092 Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
MEM05094 Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications
MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering 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

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.