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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||12, three-day blocks per year over the duration of the course plus workplace training|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson within the manufacturing industry.
The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
This course is offered as an apprenticeship.
You will learn how to safely operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components. Fit and assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts. Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines. Install, service and repair industrial machinery and equipment.
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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however to be an apprentice or trainee you must be employed in a suitable workplace to support your learning.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting||20||$5.00|
|MEM05006||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering||20||$3.00|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||20||$4.00|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||20||$4.00|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||20||$4.00|
|MEM07005||Perform general machining||80||$12.00|
|MEM07006||Perform lathe operations||40||$4.00|
|MEM07007||Perform milling operations||40||$2.00|
|MEM07015||Set computer controlled machines and processes||20||$8.00|
|MEM07021||Perform complex lathe operations||40||$4.00|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing||40||$7.00|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling||20||$5.00|
|MEM12003||Perform precision mechanical measurement||20||$3.00|
|MEM12006||Mark off/out (general engineering)||40||$2.00|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements||30||$3.00|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering||40||$15.00|
|MEM14006||Plan work activities||40||$5.00|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information||20||$2.00|
|MEM16008||Interact with computing technology||20||$10.00|
|MEM17003||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training||20||$5.00|
|MEM18001||Use hand tools||20||$5.00|
|MEM18002||Use power tools/hand held operations||20||$4.00|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work||40||$9.00|
|MEM18005||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings||40||$3.00|
|MEM18006||Perform precision fitting of engineering components||60||$9.00|
|MEM18007||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies||40||$5.00|
|MEM18009||Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components||40||$4.00|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components||30||$25.00|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,075.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$17,475.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$534.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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