This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is a nationally recognised  qualification and 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 apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

 

Units of Competencies
Total number of units = 12 core units and a range of electives units to total a minimum of 73 points.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal Hours

MEM12023A  

Perform Engineering measurements

Core

30

MEM12024A  

Perform computations

Core

30

MEM13014A  

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Core

10

MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

Core

10

MEM14005A

Plan a complete activity

Core

20

MEM15002A

Apply quality systems

Core

20

MEM15024A

Apply quality procedures

Core

10

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

Core

20

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related
environment

Core

10

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

Core

20

MEM17003A

Assist in the provision of on the job training

Core

20

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Core

30

 

Elective Units – Group A Mechanical Trade Stream Units -  minimum of 40 points total required

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal HoursPre RequisitePoints

MEM07005C

Perform general machining

Elective

80

Yes

8

MEM07015B

Set computer controlled machines/processes

Elective

20

Yes

2

MEM07006C

Perform lathe operations

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM07007C

Perform milling operations

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM07008D

Perform grinding operations

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM07013B

Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machine

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

Elective

40

 

4

MEM12003B

Perform precision mechanical measurement

Elective

20

Yes

2

MEM12006C

Mark off/out (general engineering)

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

Elective

20

 

2

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

Elective

20

 

2

MEM18003C

Use tools for precision work

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18004B

Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18005B

Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearing

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18006C

Repair and fit engineering components

Elective

 60

Yes

6

MEM18007B

Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmissions

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18055B

Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Elective

30

Yes

3

MEM18009B

Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

Elective

40

Yes

4

MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Elective

20

 

2

MEM18012B

Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals

Elective

20

Yes

2

Elective Units – Group B Mechanical Trade Specialisation  Units -  points required to bring to minimum value to 73

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal HoursPre RequisitePoints

MEM11011B

Undertake Manual Handling

Elective

20

 

2

 

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade can typically be completed in 36 – 48 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Formative
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Summative
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects.

There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up of two components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1500 and remaining amountsvia 8 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $4,300.00 per year for 3 years

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

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 qualification.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling.  This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathways into the qualification
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.
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. (not on RTO Scope of registration)

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goal/s and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:

  • mechanical tradesperson,
  • fitter and turner,
  • fitter and machinist,
  • maintenance fitter,
  • diesel fitter,
  • plant mechanic,
  • refrigeration mechanic
  • first class machinist

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.