Estimated completion time: 3 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.
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.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.
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: On campus
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
2021 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
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.