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Key details

Duration

3 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of three (3) years. 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.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

MEM30219

Overview

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 advanced standing

Skill 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.

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

Fees

2022 indicative course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $3,360.00 - $3,640.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $19,200.00 - $20,800.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade units of competency totalling ninety-six (96) points must be completed comprising thirty-three (33) core and sixty-three (63) elective points as detailed in the packing rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is960 - 1040.

CORE UNITS

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyPrerequisitesPointsHours
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing*440
MEM11011Undertake manual handling*220
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements*530
MEM12024Perform computations*330
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering 240
MEM14006Plan work activities*440
MEM16006Organise and communicate information*220
MEM16008Interact with computing technology*220
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training*220
MEM18001Use hand tools*220
MEM18002Use power tools/hand held operations*220
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 330
 Total hours for core units 33330

 

ELECTIVE UNITS

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyPrerequisitesPointsHours
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting*220
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting*220
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding*220
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding*220
MEM07005Perform general machining*880
MEM07006Perform lathe operations*440
MEM07007Perform milling operations*440
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations*440
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement*220
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)*440
MEM18003Use tools for precision work*440
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings*440
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components*660
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies*440
MEM18008Balance equipment*220
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components*440
MEM18013Perform gland packing*220
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components*440
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components*330
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems (unnamed)*440
 Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units 63 - 71630 - 710
 Total nominal hours for the qualification 96 - 104960 - 1040

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

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.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

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

VET for secondary schools

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.

Additional information

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

Contact details

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

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