Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade is a specialised trade to prepare you for employment working in the challenging engineering industry. This course is also offered to non-industry and international students.
Engineering industry – the right fit for you
If you are employed in work using special purpose machinery in manufacturing, or you want to enter the field, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade provides you with all the skills you need.
The certificate provides a high level of basic and advanced skills, which you can build on through on-the-job training.
These skills include:
- marking out
- use of hand tools
- technical drawings
- making complex tools using hand tools, lathes, milling, machines, surface and cylindrical grinders
- setting up and maintaining equipment for industry
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic provides the opportunity for you to work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. You will hone the skills that put you ahead of the rest to build a promising career. Our workshops are fully equipped with machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and drilling machines.
Our industry-experienced teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to focus on workmanship, instilling a sound work ethic and developing skills in demand in industry.
This foundation skills training course meets industry expectations and is recognised by the Victorian Engineering Senate, AIG, Sutton Tools and Abon Engineering.
As apprentices, you will be at your workplace four days per week and attend the campus one day per week, as in your training plan.
Successful completion of this course opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities as a tradesperson in the field of fitting and machining.
This course is practically based and you will need to complete practical assessment tasks.
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s new Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
Full-time: Day release training is offered, one day per week over three years (960 hours).
Day release training is offered, 1 day per week for 3 years. (960 hrs)
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou must have completed Year 10 to enrol in this course. If you are a mature student and have not completed Year 10 you may also apply.
Assessment MethodsAssessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit including ongoing practical projects
MaterialsWhat we will supply
We supply theory workbooks, hand tools and measuring equipment.
What you will need to supply
You will need to purchase one additional resource book and basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.
Pathways to further studyThis course articulates into the Certificate IV in Engineering HET, followed by a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or a mechanical engineering degree.
Career PathwaysAfter completing this course you could find work as a qualified tradesperson in areas as diverse as manufacturing, mining, the food industry, the petro chemical industry and in general engineering and maintenance.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||20|
|MEM05013C||PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING||20|
|MEM06003C||CARRY OUT HEAT TREATMENT||60|
|MEM06007B||PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING||20|
|MEM07005B||PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING||80|
|MEM07006C||PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS||40|
|MEM07007C||PERFORM MILLING OPERATIONS||40|
|MEM07008C||PERFORM GRINDING OPERATIONS||40|
|MEM07008D||PERFORM GRINDING OPERATIONS||40|
|MEM07021B||PERFORM COMPLEX LATHE OPERATION||40|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||20|
|MEM12001B||USE COMPARISON AND BASIC MEASURING DEVICES||20|
|MEM12003B||PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT||20|
|MEM12006C||MARK OFF/OUT (GENERAL ENGINEERING)||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||30|
|MEM13002B||UNDERTAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIVITIES IN THE WORK PLACE||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||20|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||20|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||20|
|MEM18003C||USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK||40|
|MEM18006C||REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS||60|
|MEM18011C||SHUT DOWN AND ISOLATE MACHINES/EQUIPMENT||20|
|MEM18015B||MAINTAIN TOOLS AND DIES||40|
|MEM18055B||DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS||30|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.