MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Experience in fabrication trade engineering? Get the recognition you deserve.

If you've been working in the Fabrication Trade field of Engineering, your skills in operations of melting furnaces, sheet metal work, electroplating and welding applications may qualify you for formal recognition based on what you already know. This is ideal if you wish to improve your employment options and become a recognised welder, boilermaker or sheet metal worker.

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The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Fabrication stream units listed below to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the total value to at least 73 points

 

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

Only select units that would be suitable for Fabrication Trade occupational outcomes.

 

Additional qualification descriptors

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Casting and Moulding; Heavy Fabrication; Light Fabrication; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Surface Finishing; Welding.

 

Core units

 select all of the units from this list

 

Unit code

Unit title

MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM13014A

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

MEM14005A

Plan a complete activity

MEM15002A

Apply quality systems

MEM15024A

Apply quality procedures

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM17003A

Assist in the provision of on the job training

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Elective Units

Group A - Fabrication Trade stream units

 select units from this list to the value of at least 40 points

Unit code

Unit title

P

MEM03003B

Perform sheet and plate assembly

4

MEM04001B

Operate melting furnaces

4

MEM04002B

Perform gravity die casting

2

MEM04003B

Operate pressure die casting machine

4

MEM04004B

Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding

4

MEM04005C

Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing)

16

MEM04006B

Operate sand moulding and core making machines

8

MEM04007B

Pour molten metal

4

MEM04008B

Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings

4

MEM04010B

Develop and manufacture wood patterns

20

MEM04011B

Produce polymer patterns

8

MEM04012B

Assemble plated patterns

8

MEM04013B

Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns

2

MEM04014B

Develop and manufacture production patterns

8

MEM04015B

Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment

6

MEM04016C

Develop and manufacture precision models

6

MEM04017B

Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns

4

MEM04018B

Perform general woodworking machine operations

4

MEM04019B

Perform refractory installation and repair

4

MEM05001B

Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components

4

MEM05002B

Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering

4

MEM05003B

Perform soft soldering

2

MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

2

MEM05005B

Carry out mechanical cutting

2

MEM05006C

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

2

MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

2

MEM05008C

Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping

2

MEM05009C

Perform automated thermal cutting

2

MEM05010C

Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques

8

MEM05011D

Assemble fabricated components

8

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

2

MEM05013C

Perform manual production welding

2

MEM05014C

Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications

2

MEM05015D

Weld using manual metal arc welding process

4

MEM05016C

Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process

4

MEM05017D

Weld using gas metal arc welding process

4

MEM05018C

Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

4

MEM05019D

Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

4

MEM05020C

Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process

4

MEM05022C

Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process

6

MEM05023C

Weld using submerged arc welding process

4

MEM05026C

Apply welding principles

4

MEM05036C

Repair/replace/modify fabrications

4

MEM05037C

Perform geometric development

6

MEM05038B

Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular

2

MEM05039B

Perform advanced geometric development - conical

2

MEM05040B

Perform advanced geometric development - transitions

4

MEM05041B

Weld using powder flame spraying

4

MEM05047B

Weld using flux core arc welding process

4

MEM05048B

Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process

4

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

2

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

2

MEM05051A

Select welding processes

2

MEM05052A

Apply safe welding practices

4

MEM05053A

Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines

4

MEM05054A

Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines

4

MEM06001B

Perform hand forging

4

MEM06002B

Perform hammer forging

4

MEM06003C

Carry out heat treatment

6

MEM06004B

Select heat treatment processes and test finished product

6

MEM06005B

Perform drop and upset forging

4

MEM06006C

Repair springs

4

MEM06008A

Hammer forge complex shapes

4

MEM06009A

Hand forge complex shapes

4

MEM08001B

Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work

4

MEM08002C

Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating

4

MEM08003C

Perform electroplating operations

6

MEM08004B

Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods

4

MEM08005B

Prepare and produce specialised coatings

4

MEM08006B

Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium

2

MEM08007B

Control surface finish production and finished product quality

4

MEM08008B

Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process

3

MEM08009C

Make up solutions

2

MEM08010B

Manually finish/polish materials

6

MEM08011B

Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

2

MEM08012B

Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)

4

MEM08013B

Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)

4

MEM08014B

Apply protective coatings (basic)

4

MEM08015B

Apply protective coatings (advanced)

4

MEM08016B

Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions

1

MEM08018B

Electroplate engineering coatings

6

MEM08019B

Electroplate protective finishes

6

MEM08020B

Electroplate decorative finishes

6

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

4

MEM10001C

Erect structures

4

MEM12007D

Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

4

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

2

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

2

MEM18098A

Prepare to perform work associated with fuel system installation and servicing*

2

Group B - Trade Specialisation units

Select units from the Certificate III Trade Specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of MEM05 to bring the total value of units to at least 73 points, including any prerequisites.

Not Applicable

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units of competency in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Get Qualified Australia Trades Academy - Provider Code 41068

  • DNA Kingston Training - Provider Code 6811

  • OZTECH Trade Training College PTY LTD - Provider Code 40997

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