Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing)

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Engineering - Fabrication Trade course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for blacksmithing apprentices and has replaced the former
    Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication trade course.

    You will learn how to work with metal forging and heat treatment processes. This
    course will allow you to specialise in industrial blacksmithing applications on
    a broad range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Specialisations include:
    anvil, power hammer and drop forging processes, use and application of various
    welding processes and general fabrication techniques such as marking out,
    forming and assembly of metals.

    The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
    between you, your employer and the TAFE college. A standard pathway will
    consist of off-the-job training (usually three years) plus additional work

    Course outcomes and careers

    Fabrication tradesperson specialising in industrial blacksmithing
    (traditionally referred to as Blacksmithing 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 would 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.

    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 for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this
    qualification for 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 pre-vocational and
    pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Evening
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    7 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:


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

    Tuesday 20 June from 08:30am to 06:30pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, Street 651-731 Harris Street, building N, ground level, room NG.23.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class over 2 evenings per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion 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
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices36
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM06003CCarry out heat treatment54
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting18
    MEM06008AHammer forge complex shapes36
    MEM06009AHand forge complex shapes36
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes36
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM06007BPerform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing18
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM06005BPerform drop and upset forging36
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM06002BPerform hammer forging36
    MEM06001BPerform hand forging36
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting18
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding18
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding18
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding18
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM06006CRepair springs36
    MEM06004BSelect heat treatment processes and test finished product54
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process36
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding process36
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9



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