Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Specialising in Toolmaking)
Engineering - Mechanical Trade course details
Course description and aims
This course is for people employed as apprentice toolmakers in the
manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the
competencies required to work as a toolmaking 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 skills specific to
the toolmaking trade.
The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
between you, your employer and the TAFE college.
Course outcomes and careers
Toolmaking tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Toolmaker) at level C10
under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.
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
This course is designed for people who are employed in manufacturing industries
(Toolmaking Trade) at C10 level in the Metal and Engineering Industry.
Students will gain mandatory units of competency in:
* Occupational Health and Safety
* quality procedures and systems
* engineering measurements
* assisting in the provision of on-the-job training
* computing technology
In addition, students will complete one unit of competency relating
directly to toolmaking.
As well, they will achieve elective units drawn from a range of competency
fields specialising in areas such as:
* metal machining
* engineering measurement
* metal fabrication
* engineering drawing
* engineering drafting
If students complete this course with the support of their employer it would be
expected they be employed in positions at level C10 under the Metal,
Engineering and Associated Industries Award.
Students in this course could expect to be employed as toolmakers
in such areas as manufacture of press tools and gauges and manufacture
of cavity dies.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some
units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements.
Where appropriate electives are taken these can also be used to satisfy
regulations regarding refrigeration and air conditioning work. Local regulations
should be checked for details.
On 1 January 2012 the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) was implemented in
NSW. Delivery and assessment of this course must be based on this legislation.
Work Health and Safety (WHS) was referred to in NSW as Occupational Health and
Safety (OHS) and in some countries people know it as Occupational Safety and
Health (OSH). Please refer to the Work Health and Safety heading in Section B
6.1 Delivery Modes fo
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
Attend the following 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 10:00am to 4:00pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, Street 651-731 Harris Street, building P, Room PG.11
You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday or Wednesday 8:00am to 4:45pm.
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.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
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
Attendance can be negotiated so that it best suits you and your employer. Common attendance modes include going to class one day per week (part-time), or attending a block of classes e.g. three weeks of full-time study, three or four times a year (block release).
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment||36|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||9|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||18|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training||18|
|MEM18055B||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components||27|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology||18|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||36|
|MEM18015B||Maintain tools and dies||36|
|MEM18014B||Manufacture press tools and gauges||72|
|MEM12006C||Mark off/out (general engineering)||38|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information||18|
|MEM06007B||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing||18|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||45|
|MEM07005C||Perform general machining||72|
|MEM07008D||Perform grinding operations||40|
|MEM07006C||Perform lathe operations||38|
|MEM07007C||Perform milling operations||38|
|MEM12003B||Perform precision mechanical measurement||18|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity||36|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||9|
|MEM07022C||Program CNC wire cut machines||18|
|MEM18006C||Repair and fit engineering components||54|
|MEM07016C||Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes||36|
|MEM07015B||Set computer controlled machines/processes||18|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||18|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||18|
|MEM18003C||Use tools for precision work||36|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||9|
|MEM07018C||Write basic NC/CNC programs||36|