Do you see yourself working as a mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance fitter, diesel fitter, refrigeration mechanic or something similar?
Well, if you’re currently studying your Engineering apprenticeship, and have really taken a liking to mechanics, this is the perfect course to help you specialise in the area you’re passionate about.
A Certificate III in Engineering, specialising in Mechanical Trade, will take you where you want to go with industry-recognised skills. You’ll mix on and off-the-job training, with a combination of classroom-based studies and a simulated workshop environment where you can put your new skills into action!
Over a course of three years, this hands-on course will see you attend one day of trade school per week as you upskill yourself and take that knowledge back to your workplace - meaning you can earn and learn at the same time!
When you finish this course, the list of employment opportunities really is endless. You’ll be able to work in a huge range of mechanical and engineering roles, like design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools. There really is no limit!
You might even like to take your studies further by completing a Certificate IV in Engineering (computer aided manufacture), or an Advanced Diploma of Engineering (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). These courses will enhance your employment opportunities, giving you specialised skills and knowledge.
So, what are you waiting for? Become a mechanical tradesperson sooner and hone your skills in an area you’re passionate about with a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Apprenticeship).
Please note, students must be a in a registered apprenticeship to undertake this course.
Port of Sale Monda, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 8:00am–4:05pm
Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00am–4:05pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Apprenticeship).
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.
Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries.
Opportunities for Further Study
- MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering (computer aided manufacture) (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced trade
Mandatory entry requirements
- Apprenticeship. Must be registered with the Australian apprenticeship commission. Must be an Australian Apprentice.
Recommended entry requirements
- Cert II Engineering pathways or Engineering VET DSS
Limitations to entry
- If aged between 15 and 17 years of age will require a school release form from there school.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
- Safety glasses
- Steel cap work boots
- Pens and blank notebook
- Work type (non flammable) clothing.
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM06007||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM07005||Perform general machining|
|MEM07006||Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007||Perform milling operations|
|MEM07008||Perform grinding operations|
|MEM07015||Set computer controlled machines and processes|
|MEM07016||Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes|
|MEM07021||Perform complex lathe operations|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12003||Perform precision mechanical measurement|
|MEM12006||Mark off/out (general engineering)|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements|
|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|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18005||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006||Perform precision fitting of engineering components|
|MEM18007||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|MEM18009||Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components|
|MEM18018||Maintain pneumatic system components|
|MEM18020||Maintain hydraulic system components|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
|MSMENV272||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices|
Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.