Your experience as a fitter and turner, machinist, diesel fitter, or refrigeration mechanic may qualify you for formal trade recognition. This is ideal for those who have skills and experience in performing engineering measurements, and performing machining, lathe, milling, grinding, cutting, and jig boring operations. So if you’d like to gain certification and enhance your job opportunities within the mechanical engineering industry, achieve your Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade via RPL.
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The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade are:
completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
completion of Group A Mechanical Trade stream units 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 Mechanical Trade occupational outcomes.
Additional qualification descriptors
The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Toolmaking; Watchmaking; Machining.
select all of the units from this list
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
Perform engineering measurements
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
Plan to undertake a routine task
Plan a complete activity
Apply quality systems
Apply quality procedures
Organise and communicate information
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
Interact with computing technology
Assist in the provision of on the job training
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
select units from this list to the value of at least 40 points
|Unit Code||Unit Title||P|
|MEM07001B||Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment||2|
|MEM07002B||Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations||4|
|MEM07003B||Perform machine setting (routine)||4|
|MEM07004B||Perform machine setting (complex)||8|
|MEM07005C||Perform general machining||8|
|MEM07006C||Perform lathe operations||4|
|MEM07007C||Perform milling operations||4|
|MEM07008D||Perform grinding operations||4|
|MEM07009B||Perform precision jig boring operations||4|
|MEM07010B||Perform tool and cutter grinding operations||4|
|MEM07011B||Perform complex milling operations||4|
|MEM07012B||Perform complex grinding operations||4|
|MEM07013B||Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machines||4|
|MEM07014B||Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations||4|
|MEM07015B||Set computer controlled machines/processes||2|
|MEM07016C||Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes||4|
|MEM07018C||Write basic NC/CNC programs||4|
|MEM07019C||Program NC/CNC machining centre||2|
|MEM07020C||Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre||2|
|MEM07021B||Perform complex lathe operations||4|
|MEM07022C||Program CNC wire cut machines||2|
|MEM07023C||Program and set up CNC manufacturing cell||6|
|MEM07024B||Operate and monitor machine/process||4|
|MEM07025B||Perform advanced machine/process operation||6|
|MEM07026B||Perform advanced plastic processing||6|
|MEM07027B||Perform advanced press operations||6|
|MEM07028B||Operate computer controlled machines/processes||2|
|MEM07029B||Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters||4|
|MEM07030C||Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic)||8|
|MEM07031C||Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex)||4|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations||2|
|MEM07033B||Operate and monitor basic boiler||6|
|MEM07034A||Operate and monitor intermediate class boiler||4|
|MEM07040A||Set multistage integrated processes||6|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||4|
|MEM09022A||Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system||4|
|MEM10004B||Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters||2|
|MEM12003B||Perform precision mechanical measurement||2|
|MEM12006C||Mark off/out (general engineering)||4|
|MEM13007B||Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers||2|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||2|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||2|
|MEM18003C||Use tools for precision work||4|
|MEM18004B||Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment||4|
|MEM18005B||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings||4|
|MEM18006C||Repair and fit engineering components||6|
|MEM18007B||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies||4|
|MEM18009B||Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components||4|
|MEM18010C||Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording||4|
|MEM18011C||Shut down and isolate machines/equipment||2|
|MEM18012B||Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals||2|
|MEM18013B||Perform gland packing||2|
|MEM18014B||Manufacture press tools and gauges||8|
|MEM18015B||Maintain tools and dies||4|
|MEM18018C||Maintain pneumatic system components||4|
|MEM18019B||Maintain pneumatic systems||4|
|MEM18020B||Maintain hydraulic systems||4|
|MEM18021B||Maintain fluid power controls||4|
|MEM18022B||Maintain engine cooling systems||8|
|MEM18024B||Service combustion engines||2|
|MEM18025B||Test compression ignition fuel systems||2|
|MEM18026C||Overhaul engine fuel system components||4|
|MEM18027C||Maintain engine lubrication systems||8|
|MEM18028B||Tune diesel engines||2|
|MEM18029B||Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems||4|
|MEM18030B||Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems||8|
|MEM18031B||Maintain induction/exhaust systems||2|
|MEM18032B||Perform engine bottom-end overhaul||4|
|MEM18033B||Perform engine top-end overhaul||4|
|MEM18034B||Diagnose and rectify braking systems||8|
|MEM18035B||Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems||6|
|MEM18037B||Maintain wheels and tyres||2|
|MEM18038B||Diagnose and rectify track type undercarriage||2|
|MEM18039B||Maintain suspension systems||4|
|MEM18040B||Maintain steering systems||4|
|MEM18041B||Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions||4|
|MEM18042C||Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions||4|
|MEM18043C||Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives||8|
|MEM18044C||Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply||4|
|MEM18045B||Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.||4|
|MEM18046B||Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant||10|
|MEM18047B||Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits||4|
|MEM18048B||Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.||12|
|MEM18049C||Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.||3|
|MEM18050C||Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits||3|
|MEM18051B||Maintain fluid power systems for mobile plant||6|
|MEM18052B||Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment||4|
|MEM18054B||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components||8|
|MEM18055B||Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components||3|
|MEM18056B||Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment||10|
|MEM18057B||Modify electronic equipment||6|
|MEM18058C||Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems||4|
|MEM18060B||Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements||8|
|MEM18062B||Terminate signal and data cables||8|
|MEM18063B||Maintain instrumentation system components||4|
|MEM18064B||Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components||6|
|MEM18065B||Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components||10|
|MEM18066B||Diagnose and repair microprocessor-based equipment||6|
|MEM18067B||Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems||6|
|MEM18071B||Connect/disconnect fluid conveying system components||2|
|MEM18072B||Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies||4|
|MEM18086B||Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems||4|
|MEM18087B||Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment||6|
|MEM18088B||Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components||4|
|MEM18089B||Maintain and repair central air handling systems||6|
|MEM18090B||Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components||6|
|MEM18091B||Maintain and repair multi stage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems||4|
|MEM18092B||Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls||6|
|MEM18094B||Service and repair commercial refrigeration||6|
|MEM18095A||Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment||4|
|MEM18096A||Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment||6|
|MEM18097A||Manufacture cavity dies||8|
|MEM18098A||Prepare to perform work associated with fuel system installation and servicing*||2|
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 .
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Where appropriate electives are taken these can also be used to satisfy regulations regarding refrigeration and air conditioning work. Local regulations should be checked for details.
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