MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade gives you the training you need to start your career as a qualified engineering tradesperson. You will develop your skills in metal fabrication, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment as well as worksite OH&S and communication.


Employment outcomes can be found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication roles in other industries. Occupational titles may include metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, 1st class sheet metal worker, 1st class welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson and patternmaker.


Certificate IV in Engineering.

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. The program will be delivered over a period of 208 weeks. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Apprentices must have a registered training contract agreement with their employer.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MEM05051 Select welding processes 20 $26.00
MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations 20 $26.00
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
MEM05008 Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping 20 $26.00
MEM05009 Perform automated thermal cutting 20 $26.00
MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques 80 $104.00
MEM05011 Assemble fabricated components 80 $104.00
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM05015 Weld using manual metal arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05016 Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05017 Weld using gas metal arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05018 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05019 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05020 Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 40 $52.00
MEM05037 Perform geometric development 60 $78.00
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20 $26.00
MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices 40 $52.00
MEM05053 Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines 40 $52.00
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering drawing 80 $104.00
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes 40 $52.00
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

2023 2024
Government Subsidised $5,128 $5,391
Concession $2,074 $1,366
Apprenticeship $4,561 $4,772
Apprenticeship Concession $1,960 $1,366
RPL Government Subsidised $3,251
RPL Concession $650
RPL Self-funded $4,334
Self-Funded $6,212 $6,526

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
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice