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 up-skill.
Specialising in fabrication will put you ahead of the game in your future workplace and this course is the perfect way to do it.
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?!
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.
And when you finish your Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship), there are so many options available in the workforce. 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. This course will 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.
So, 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.
Please note, students must be a in a registered apprenticeship to undertake this course.
|Sheet metal stream|
|Port of Sale||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:30pm|
|Yallourn||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am–4:30pm|
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship).
- Boilermaking/Sheetmetal Tradesperson
- Certified Welder
- Welding Supervisor and Inspector
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Must be registered with the Australian apprenticeship commission.Must be an Australian Apprentice.
Recommended entry requirements
- Certificate 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
Appropriate Personal protective equipment (PPE)
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|
|MEM05004||Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05008||Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping|
|MEM05009||Perform automated thermal cutting|
|MEM05010||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011||Assemble Fabricated Components|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05015||Weld Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05016||Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017||Weld Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05019||Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05036||Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications|
|MEM05037||Perform Geometric Development|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05051||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05056||Perform routine flux core arc welding|
|MEM07032||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM09003||Prepare basic engineering drawing|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12007||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|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|
|MSMENV272||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices|
Written and Practical assessments for each unit of competency