Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Certificate III   NRT
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  • Engineering - Mechanical Trade course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people employed as apprentice mechanical fitters and
    machinists in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You
    will gain the competencies required to work as a mechanical tradesperson in
    these areas.

    You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational
    health and safety, quality procedures, systems and planning, engineering
    measurement, computations and computer technology plus some industry-specific
    skills in mechanical fitting and machining that are relevant to your current or
    intended employment.

    The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
    between you, your employer and the TAFE college.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Mechanical tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Fitting and Machining
    Tradesperson) at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated
    Industries Award.

    Recommended Pathways

    Students may enter this course directly. They would normally be expected to be
    in, or seeking, relevant employment. They may proceed to higher level
    qualifications within this training package as explained in Section 7.1.

    If students have undertaken this qualification with the support of their
    employer it would be expected they be employed in positions at AQF III (Level
    C10 in the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award) in the workplace.


    Pathways from the qualification
    Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate
    IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other
    relevant qualifications.

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an
    Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing
    and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson -
    Mechanical work. 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

    Job roles/employment outcome
    The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies
    required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical including
    the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault
    finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment,
    machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments,
    refrigeration, etc.
    Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of
    manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering
    Tradesperson - Mechanical.

    This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile
    related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical. Skills
    development would be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship

    Occupational titles that this qualification is suitable for may vary and include
    mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance
    fitter, diesel fitter, plant mechanic, refrigeration mechanic and 1st class

    Pathways into the qualification
    There is no qualification entry requirement. 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

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    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Pathways into the qualification
    There is no qualification entry requirement. 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

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed
    MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering, MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating
    Services, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in
    Engineering - Production Technology or other relevant qualifications. Credit
    towards this qualification may also include units of competency contained within
    relevant skill sets and Statements of Attainment.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Fitting Stream offering for Apprentices
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    4 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018, between 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m at TAFE NSW Ultimo, Cnr Thomas & Jones Street, Ultimo, Building P, Level Ground, Room PG.11.

    NOTE: This offering is for eligible Apprentices.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday or Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:45pm with a duration of 27 weeks throughout the year.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10
    MEM08014BApply protective coatings (basic)36
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM18035BDiagnose and rectify braking systems54
    MEM18037BDiagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems18
    MEM18030BDiagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems72
    MEM18031BDiagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems18
    MEM18049CDisconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.27
    MEM18055BDismantle, replace and assemble engineering components27
    MEM18046BFault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.90
    MEM10006BInstall machine/plant36
    MEM10010BInstall pipework and pipework assemblies36
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM18004BMaintain and overhaul mechanical equipment36
    MEM18007BMaintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies36
    MEM18024BMaintain engine cooling systems18
    MEM18028BMaintain engine lubrication systems18
    MEM18020BMaintain hydraulic system components36
    MEM18018CMaintain pneumatic system components36
    MEM18040BMaintain suspension systems36
    MEM12006CMark off/out (general engineering)38
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM18027COverhaul engine fuel system components72
    MEM05006CPerform brazing and or silver soldering18
    MEM07021BPerform complex lathe operations36
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM12002BPerform electrical/electronic measurement18
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM18005BPerform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings36
    MEM07005CPerform general machining72
    MEM18012BPerform installation and removal of mechanical seals18
    MEM07006CPerform lathe operations38
    MEM18009BPerform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components36
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting18
    MEM07007CPerform milling operations38
    MEM12003BPerform precision mechanical measurement18
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding18
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM18006CRepair and fit engineering components54
    MEM18025BService combustion engines18
    MEM18011CShut down and isolate machines/equipment18
    MEM10002BTerminate and connect electrical wiring27
    MEM18026CTest compression ignition fuel systems36
    MEM18029BTune diesel engines36
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM18003CUse tools for precision work36
    MEM13003BWork safely with industrial chemicals and materials18
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9



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