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Vocational Education & Training

MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview

MEM30319

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.

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

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. 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.

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 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. <br />

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, MEM40119, Certificate IV in Engineering.

Entry requirements

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.

  • 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: Alice Springs, Casuarina

    Study Mode: On campus

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

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

Course structure

To achieve MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade qualification a total of thirty-one (31) or thirty-two (32) units of competency must be completed, depending on the stream selected. These units comprise twelve (12) core and nineteen (19) or twenty (20) 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 990 to 1050.

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).

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 * 72  720
  Total nominal hours for the qualification     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 * 72  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 * 66  660
  Total nominal hours for the qualification *   990

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

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.

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