Estimated completion time: 3 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is for apprentices in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. They will acquire skills and knowledge to
- Perform engineering measurements,
- Perform computations,
- Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment,
- Plan to undertake a routine task,
- Plan a complete activity,
- Apply quality systems,
- Apply quality procedures,
- Organise and communicate information,
- Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment,
- Interact with computing technology,
- Assist in the provision of on the job training,
- Perform general machining,
- Perform lathe operations,
- Perform milling operations,
- Perform complex lathe operations,
- Interpret technical drawing,
- Use hand tools,
- Use power tools/hand held operations,
- Use tools for precision work,
- Repair and fit engineering components,
- Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies,
- Balance equipment,
- Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components,
- Gland packing,
- Maintain hydraulic system components,
- Maintain and repair hydraulic systems,
- Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components,
- Carry out mechanical cutting,
- Perform manual heating and thermal cutting,
- Perform routine manual metal arc welding,
- Perform routine gas metal arc welding,
- Perform precision mechanical measurement and
- Mark off/out (general engineering).
Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.
This qualification is only available as an Apprenticeship.
Employment opportunities as engineering trades persons - mechanical can be in industries such as manufacturing, maintenance, repairs, jobbing and general engineering.
It also allows entry into Engineering (Post Trade), Certificate IV and Diploma of Engineering courses.
Credit transfers & pathways
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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
At the completion of Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30205) apprentice training, students may articulate directly into further studies in Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40105) or to employment.
There are no minimum academic qualifications for entry, however, students must have a contract of training in the engineering industry.
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2020: Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published as soon as it is available.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.
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 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.
Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Metal Trades and Engineering
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade are:
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 mechanical trade environment.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1020. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.