Introduction to Fabrication

Course code MEM40105
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 2 months
Part time: 6 months (depending on prior training)
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Full time; Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    Introduction to fabrication is an affordable program designed for owners of small to medium sized businesses, or individuals wanting to enter the fabrication industry.

    This course will give you skills and experience in industry specific OH&S, welding processes and safe welding practices, power and hand tools used in fabrication, engineering measurements, and workplace machinery. Additionally, it will provide you with the skills to interpret technical drawings used within the industry.

    Successful completion of this program will give you the necessary skills to carry out basic fabrication work in a manufacturing/fabrication engineering company.

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of theoretical and practical tasks and examinations.


    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health & safety in the work environment
    MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05004CPerform routine oxy-acetylene welding
    MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal 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.


  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this course you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed statement of attainment.


    After completing this program, you may choose to study a full qualification at Certificate IV level, or a Diploma in Advanced Trade.  You may also choose to study engineering as an apprenticeship. We can assist you with finding employment and have strong connections with employers who are currently seeking engineering apprentices.

    A welding certification course is another study option, which could lead to a welding certification (Welding Ticket), examined by the WTIA (Welders Technology Institute of Australia).

    Obtaining welding certificates or completing higher level qualifications, often results in much higher wages and enables greater opportunity for advancing a career in the manufacturing/fabrication engineering industry.

    To see related courses we have on offer, refer to our Engineering Courses page.

    You can also find out more about career pathways by visiting Welders Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA).

    Career Opportunities

    Successful completion of this program will give you the skills to do fabrication work in a small to medium manufacturing/fabrication engineering company.

  • How to Apply


    When applying through our Holmesglen Self-Service page; for Application Type, select, Building and Construction, and for Program of Study, please choose:

    Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication

    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.

    Further Advice

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

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Program Fees


    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690