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MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 3 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ENGINEERING AND MINING
Occupation types
Sheetmetal Trades Worker

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated 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.

Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.

Entry requirements

There are no minimum academic qualifications, however, students must have a contract of training in the engineering industry as a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade apprentice.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 1010 - 1030 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,030.00 - $3,090.00
Domestic Full Fees: $19,695.00 - $20,085.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Electricity Generation Maintenance, Fabrication Engineering include:

  • Surface Finishing Technician
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder
  • Tool and Die Setter
  • Blacksmith
  • Engineering Patternmaker
  • Moulder
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Electroplater
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    At the completion of MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, students may articulate directly into further studies in MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering or to employment.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Contact details

Metal Trades and Engineering
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7507
Fax: 08 8946 7439
Email: mte@cdu.edu.au

Trades (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5465
Fax: N/A
Email: tradescentral@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

Course Requirements 
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade are:

  • completion of all of the mandatory units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Fabrication Stream units from the list of available units detailed in the packaging rules to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of Specialisation units from the list of available units detailed in the packaging rules to bring the total value of Fabrication stream and Specialisation units to at least 76 points.
Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total. Note that up to 15 points value of units of competency may be drawn from other endorsed Training Packages where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate III. Only select units that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a fabrication trade environment.

In addition students may elect to complete a specialist stream (known as a descriptor) in either LIGHT FABRICATION or HEAVY FABRICATION as detailed below. To be awarded one of these descriptors a number of compulsory units must be completed from the Fabrication Stream and Specialisation units. Details are provided in the separate course structure tables below.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication)


The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1030.
Other electives of this qualification may be available therefore the range of Nominal hours may vary, contact the team to discuss individual options
 
LIGHT FABRICATION
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Points
Hours
MANDATORY UNITS OF COMPETENCY
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements  
30
MEM12024A Perform computations  
30
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment  
10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task  
10
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity  
20
MEM15002A Apply quality systems  
20
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures  
10
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information  
20
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment  
10
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology  
20
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training  
20
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices  
30
  Total Mandatory hours  
230
FABRICATION TRADE STREAM UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly
4
40
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
2
20
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering
2
20
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
2
20
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
8
80
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
8
80
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
2
20
MEM05013C Perform manual production welding
2
20
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
4
40
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
4
40
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
4
40
MEM05036C Repair/replace/ modify fabrications
4
40
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
6
60
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
2
20
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
2
20
MEM05051A Select welding processes
2
20
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
4
40
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials
6
60
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
4
40
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
4
40
MEM18001C Use hand tools
2
20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
2
20
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units
80
 800
  Minimum nominal hours required for the qualification  
1030

 

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1070.

Other electives of this qualification may be available therefore the range of Nominal hours may vary, contact the team to discuss individual options
 
HEAVY FABRICATION
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Points
Hours
MANDATORY UNITS OF COMPETENCY
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements  
30
MEM12024A Perform computations  
30
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment  
10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task  
10
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity  
20
MEM15002A Apply quality systems  
20
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures  
10
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information  
20
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment  
10
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology  
20
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training  
20
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices  
30
  Total Mandatory hours  
230
FABRICATION TRADE STREAM UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly
4
40
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting
2
20
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
2
20
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
8
80
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
8
80
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
2
20
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process
4
40
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding 4 40
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
4
40
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process 4 40
MEM05036C Repair/replace/ modify fabrications
4
40
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
6
60
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
2
20
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
2
20
MEM05051A Select welding processes
2
20
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
4
40
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
4
40
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
4
40
MEM18001C Use hand tools
2
20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
2
20
SPECIALISATION UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process
4
40
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units 78  780
  Total nominal hours for the qualification  
1010

 

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