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Vocational Education & Training

MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Not available to international students.
Overview

MEM30219

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 3 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ENGINEERING AND MINING
Occupation types
Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers Nfd
Area of study
Engineering
Engineering and Mining
Metal Trades

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. 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.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Fabrication Engineering include:
>Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical

Credit transfers and pathways

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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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. <br />

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

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

There are no qualification entry requirements. It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and that the learner is receiving appropriate structured on-the-job training while undertaking this qualification.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

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.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade units of competency to the value of 96 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:
 

  • twelve (12) core units of competency totalling 33 points as listed below
  • elective units of competency to a minimum value of 40 points from Groups A, B and C electives as described in the packaging rules; and
  • elective units of competency to a maximum value of 23 points from group D to bring to total value to 96 points.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is 1040.

Other electives of this qualification may be available therefore the range of nominal hours may vary, contact the team to discuss individual options.

Units with prerequisite requirements are marked with an asterisk (*) (refer to the individual units for details).

CORE UNITS

Code Module/Unit of Competency Prerequisites Points Hours
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing * 4 40
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling * 2 20
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements * 5 30
MEM12024 Perform computations * 3 30
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering   2 40
MEM14006 Plan work activities * 4 40
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information * 2 20
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology * 2 20
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training * 2 20
MEM18001 Use hand tools * 2 20
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations * 2 20
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices   3 30
  Total hours for core units   33 330

 

ELECTIVE UNITS

Code Module/Unit of Competency Prerequisites Points Hours
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting * 2 20
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting * 2 20
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM07005 Perform general machining * 8 80
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations * 4 40
MEM07007 Perform milling operations * 4 40
MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations * 4 40
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement * 2 20
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering) * 4 40
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work * 4 40
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings * 4 40
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components * 6 60
MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies * 4 40
MEM18008 Balance equipment * 2 20
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components * 4 40
MEM18013 Perform gland packing * 2 20
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components * 4 40
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components * 3 30
MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems (unnamed) * 4 40
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units   71 710
  Total nominal hours for the qualification   104 1040

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

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