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MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, 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.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ENGINEERING AND MINING
Occupation types
Sheetmetal Trades Worker

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated 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.

Note: This course may be updated in 2019. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.

This qualification is only available as an Apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Electricity Generation Maintenance, Fabrication Engineering include:

  • Surface Finishing Technician
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder
  • Tool and Die Setter
  • Blacksmith
  • Engineering Patternmaker
  • Moulder
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Electroplater

Credit transfers & 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

 

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.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 1010 - 1030 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,232.00 - $3,296.00
Domestic Full Fees: $19,695.00 - $20,085.00

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

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.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    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

    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: 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.

Contact details

Metal Trades and Engineering
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7507
Fax: 08 8946 7439
Email: vet.mte@cdu.edu.au

Trades (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5465

Email: vet.trades.central@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

Course Requirements 

To achieve the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade a total of thirty-three (33) units must be completed. This comprises twelve (12) core and twenty-one (21) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is 1010 to 1030.

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

CORE UNITS

Code Module/Unit of Competency Points Hours
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements   30
MEM12024A Perform computations   30
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment   10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task   10
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity   20
MEM15002A Apply quality systems   20
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures   10
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information   20
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment   10
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology   20
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training   20
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices   30
  Total Mandatory hours   230

 

HEAVY FABRICATION

Code Module/Unit of Competency Points Hours
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly  4  40
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 2 20
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 2 20
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 8 80
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components 8 80
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 2 20
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process 4 40
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process 4 40
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 4 40
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process                   4 40
MEM05036C Repair/replace/ modify fabrications 4 40
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 6 60
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process 4 40
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 2 20
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 2 20
MEM05051A Select welding processes 2 20
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 4 40
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 4 40
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 4 40
MEM18001C Use hand tools 2 20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 2 20
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units 78  780
  Total nominal hours for the qualification   1010

 

LIGHT FABRICATION

Code Module/Unit of Competency Points Hours
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly     4          40
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 2 20
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 2 20
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 2 20
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques                                      8 80
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components 8 80
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 2 20
MEM05013C Perform manual production welding 2 20
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 4 40
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 4 40
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 4 40
MEM05036C Repair/replace/ modify fabrications 4 40
MEM05037C Perform geometric development 6 60
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 2 20
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 2 20
MEM05051A Select welding processes 2 20
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 4 40
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials 6 60
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 4 40
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 4 40
MEM18001C Use hand tools 2 20
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 2 20
  Total points/Total nominal hours for elective units 80  800
  Minimum nominal hours required for the qualification   1030

 

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