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Key details

Duration

3 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 3 years. The length of time to complete this qualification will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

MEM30319

Overview

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson - fabrication within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade.

This qualification must be undertaken through a Training Contract or through formal trade recognition assessment processes.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of fabrication work, including undertaking metal fabrication, structural steel erection, sheetmetal work, welding, blacksmithing and surface finishing.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication.

Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate¿s performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification include:
>Metal fabrication tradesperson
>Boilermaker
>Welder
>Sheetmetal working
>Blacksmithing
>Surface finishing

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, but are not limited to, MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $3,465.00 - $3,675.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $19,800.00 - $21,000.00 dependent on the units chosen.

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 MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade qualification a total of ninety-six (96) points must be completed comprising thirty-three (33) core and sixty-three (63) elective points as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is 960 to 1050.

CORE UNITS (ALL STREAMS)

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 (BOILERMAKING/WELDING)

Code Module/Unit of Competency Prerequisites Points Hours
MEM03003 Perform sheet and plate assembly (unnamed) *  4  40
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting * 2 20
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting * 2 20
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques * 8 80
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components * 8 80
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05014 Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications * 2 20
MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05036 Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications * 4 40
MEM05037 Perform geometric development * 6 60
MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05051 Select welding processes * 2 20
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices * 4 40
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding * 2 20
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes * 4 40
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units * 63 - 72 630 - 720
  Total nominal hours for the qualification     960 - 1050

 

ELECTIVE UNITS (SHEETMETAL WORKING)

Code Module/Unit of Competency Prerequisites Points Hours
MEM03003 Perform sheet and plate assembly (unnamed) *  4  40
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting * 2 20
MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering * 2 20
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting * 2 20
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques * 8 80
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components * 8 80
MEM05013 Perform manual production welding (unnamed) * 2 20
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05020 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05036 Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications * 4 40
MEM05037 Perform geometric development * 6 60
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding * 2 20
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05051 Select welding processes * 2 20
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices * 4 40
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding * 2 20
MEM08010 Manually finish/polish materials  * 6 60
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes * 4 40
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units * 64 - 72 640 - 720
  Total nominal hours for the qualification *   1050

 

ELECTIVE UNITS (WELDING)

Code Module/Unit of Competency Prerequisites Points Hours
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting * 2 20
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting * 2 20
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components * 8 80
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05014 Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications * 2 20
MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05020 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05026 Apply welding principles * 4 40
MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05048 Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process * 4 40
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding * 2 20
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding * 2 20
MEM05051 Select welding processes * 2 20
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices * 4 40
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding * 2 20
MEM05057 Perform routine submerged arc welding * 2 20
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units * 64 - 66 640 - 660
  Total nominal hours for the qualification *   970 - 990

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 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.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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

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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: Alice Springs, 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
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
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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