The fabrication stream of the Certificate II in Engineering is a traineeship course that will provide you with the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades. You will gain the preparatory skills and knowledge of basic metal fabrication and welding processes that the fabrication industry needs.
Build your skills for a range of metal trades jobs
Melbourne Polytechnic was named the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA)’s Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013. Now is the perfect time to come and see why we are one of the best teaching/training organisations in this field.
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you get the opportunity to work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. You will hone the skills that will put you ahead of the rest to build a promising career.
Skills you will learn, include:
- Working from detailed drawings / plans to specification
- Using hand tools, power tools, and machines to shape, cut, bend and join a wide range of metals by welding, bolting or riveting
- Basic welding
And can be applied to:
- Fabricating air conditioning ducting, metal cabinets, oil and milk tankers, commercial kitchens
- Set up and programming of CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines
- Manufacture and maintenance of heavy machinery, boilers and pressure vessels, locomotive engines, trucks and earthmovers
Industry connections and resources
Our industry-experienced teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to focus on workmanship, instil a sound work ethic and developing skills that are in demand in the industry.
Our resources are second to none, and include a computer lab, welding workshop and theory room, as well as a fully equipped fabrication workshop with all the tools and equipment you need to practise your skills. You will be spending 80% of your time in the workplace, where you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practise.
This qualification is recognised by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA).
This course ensures you have the highest level of skills and knowledge to be an asset to your workplace. Metal trades jobs cross many industries, among them mining, agriculture, transport, shipping, oil and gas drilling, and building and construction.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications or an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assess by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
6 months (two days per week if available)
12 months (one day per week)
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Students are required to attend the college only one day per week; however, it could be any day of the week dependent on where places are available. The rest of the week is spent working with their employer.
Some days students are not required to attend ie: over term break, however these days the student is required to attend work as normal.
Modes of Delivery
Class based, Practical
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit.
MaterialsWhat we will supply
- Student workbooks and resources that you will need
- Basic writing materials including a notebook and pens
- Appropriate P.P.E
- Other equipment and materials needed and additional information will be given to you by the teaching department at time of enrolment or class induction
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.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade. (Light) (Heavy) All the units completed in the Certificate II course are credited meaning that you would only have to complete approximately 600 hours of study to complete the Certificate III.
Career PathwaysThe Certificate II in Engineering – Fabrication is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door to a job or apprenticeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.
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.
|MEM05004C||PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING||20|
|MEM05005B||CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING||20|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||20|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||20|
|MEM05049B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING||20|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||20|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.