MEM30305

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Apprenticeship

Program code MEM30305
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Program lengthPart time: Competency based 4 year proposed length
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This certificate is suitable if you are interested in working as a welder, sheetmetal worker or boilermaker.

    This course is offered as an apprenticeship program, both on the job and on campus programs.

    At present, employer demand for engineering apprentices exceeds supply. The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people. Completing this course can provide a pathway to pursuing a highly rewarding career in these industries.

  • Program Structure

    You will progressively undertake the incorporated units of learning, and will be required to demonstrate competency in the skills incorporated in each unit. This enables the course to be delivered in a flexible learning format.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, assessments and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
    MEM12024APerform computations
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health & safety in the work environment
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity
    MEM15002AApply quality systems
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training
    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    Electives

    CodeName
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy-acetylene welding
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
    MEM05013CPerform manual production welding
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes
    MEM03001BPerform manual production assembly
    MEM05037CPerform geometric development
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding
    MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
    MEM05014CMonitor quality of production welding/fabrications
    MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
    MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM10010BInstall pipe work and pipe work assemblies
    MEM05006BPerform brazing and/or silver soldering
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
    MEM07032BUse workshop machines for basic operations
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AASN on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade.

    Pathways

    After completion of the course, you can undertake further study to specialise within a particular field, or may advance your studies within engineering to an advanced diploma level. As a graduate, you will also receive substantial credits towards the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication).

    Career Opportunities

    • Sheetmetal worker
    • First class welder
    • Structural steel worker
    • Boilermaker
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Ongoing commencements all year round.

    Attendance

    Apprentices: 

    Day Release: Friday (8.00 am - 4.30 pm)

    OR

    Block Release: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Apprenticeships

    A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AASN on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690
    eeit@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $3977.00 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE MEM30305

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$3977.00
    Full Fee$15277.50

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • Program Overview

    This certificate is suitable if you are interested in working as a welder, sheetmetal worker or boilermaker.

    This course is offered as an apprenticeship program, both on the job and on campus programs.

    At present, employer demand for engineering apprentices exceeds supply. The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people. Completing this course can provide a pathway to pursuing a highly rewarding career in these industries.

  • Program Structure

    You will progressively undertake the incorporated units of learning, and will be required to demonstrate competency in the skills incorporated in each unit. This enables the course to be delivered in a flexible learning format.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, assessments and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
    MEM12024APerform computations
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health & safety in the work environment
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity
    MEM15002AApply quality systems
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training
    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    Electives

    CodeName
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy-acetylene welding
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
    MEM05013CPerform manual production welding
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes
    MEM03001BPerform manual production assembly
    MEM05037CPerform geometric development
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding
    MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
    MEM05014CMonitor quality of production welding/fabrications
    MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
    MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM10010BInstall pipe work and pipe work assemblies
    MEM05006BPerform brazing and/or silver soldering
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
    MEM07032BUse workshop machines for basic operations
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level including a pass in Mathematics or the overseas equivalent plus relevant work experience;

    And

    English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

    Recommended: Good pass in Physics at Year 11 level.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade.

    Pathways

    After completion of the course, you can undertake further study to specialise within a particular field, or may advance your studies within engineering to an advanced diploma level. As a graduate, you will also receive substantial credits towards the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication).

    Career Opportunities

    • Sheetmetal worker
    • First class welder
    • Structural steel worker
    • Boilermaker
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2018: $14,200 per year

Engineering & Fabrication Open Days

  • 14Dec
    Fabrication
    Moorabbin
    OD3250

    Do you love work that is physical and technical? Consider a practical career in the fabrication trades and become an expert in welding engineering.

    At Holmesglen, we're all about hands on learning, so our fabrication workshops are equipped with industry standard machinery. Our continued investment in equipment means that you learn on the equipment you will find on the job, so when you finish your studies you are work safe and work ready.

    Visit us on Open Days at 3.00pm and talk to our teachers about a career in Engineering. You will be shown around our workshop and possibly having a try at designing something with our computer controlled plasma machine that you can take home. After the tour our teaching staff will be available to answer any further questions about the courses and the industry.

    You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate II in Engineering Studies. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

    - , Thu 14 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia