MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. 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 apprenticeship. The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.


This qualification could lead to employment as a qualified engineering tradesperson (mechanical) in a number of different industrial or manufacturing settings. You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about a direct pathway into the Certificate IV in Engineering.


Certificate IV in Engineering.

Course Delivery

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing 40 $52.00
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling 20 $26.00
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements 30 $65.00
MEM12024 Perform computations 30 $39.00
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering 40 $52.00
MEM14006 Plan work activities 40 $52.00
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information 20 $26.00
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology 20 $26.00
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training 20 $26.00
MEM18001 Use hand tools 20 $26.00
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations 20 $26.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $39.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding 20 $26.00
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting 20 $26.00
MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering 20 $26.00
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20 $26.00
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM07005 Perform general machining 80 $104.00
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations 40 $52.00
MEM07007 Perform milling operations 40 $52.00
MEM07008 Perform grinding operations 40 $52.00
MEM07011 Perform complex milling operations 40 $52.00
MEM07015 Set computer controlled machines and processes 20 $26.00
MEM07016 Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes 40 $52.00
MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations 40 $52.00
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement 20 $26.00
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering) 40 $52.00
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work 40 $52.00
MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment 40 $52.00
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings 40 $52.00
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components 60 $78.00
MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies 40 $52.00
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components 40 $52.00
MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals 20 $26.00
MEM18013 Perform gland packing 20 $26.00
MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components 40 $52.00
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components 40 $52.00
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 30 $39.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $52.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,139
Concession $1,301
Apprenticeship $4,548
Apprenticeship Concession $1,301
Self-Funded $6,221

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice