Courses

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Light Fabrication

MEM30305

The Light Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering is an apprenticeship course that will see you master sheet metal working techniques that you can apply straight to the job.

Traditionally known as sheet metal work, the Light Fabrication course of study will equip you with the skills to work in general jobbing and the stainless steel fabrication industry. It covers skills such as marking out geometric patterns, metal shaping and forming, metal polishing to food grade standard. The course includes an extensive range of welding processes and you will be trained in the use of computer numeric controlled guillotine and press forming equipment.

Learn to be the best from the best

Melbourne Polytechnic was named the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA)’s Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013. Come and see why we are one of the best in this arena.

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you get the opportunity to work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities. Take your skills to the next level by qualifying as an Engineering tradesperson. You will develop specialised skills in interpreting drawings, cutting, forming, shaping, welding, engineering measurement and computing technology.

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 develop 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.

Melbourne Polytechnic also offers the Heavy Fabrication stream for the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade through the Engineering Department.

This qualification is recognised by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA).

Employment outcomes

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.

Local Students

Code

MEM30305

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years

Class Schedule: *

Monday to Friday 8:00am-16:45pm. 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

Workplace, Face-to-face

Fees

Eligible:$4350
Ineligible:$19800
Concession:$870
Materials:$550

Fees are calculated on a case by case basis.

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit.

Materials

What we supply
  • Student workbooks and resources
What you will need to supply
  • Basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
  • 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 Requirements

The learner must be engaged as an apprentice under a training contract. A short literacy and numeracy test is required to be completed at enrolment.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40105. All the units completed in the Certificate III course are credited meaning that you would only have to complete approximately 360 hours of study to complete the Certificate IV.

Career Pathways

The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (Light Stream) is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door onto a job as a sheet metal tradesperson or first class welder in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing

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.

Code Subjects Hours
MEM05004C PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING 20
MEM05005B CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING 20
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING 20
MEM05007C PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING 20
MEM05010C APPLY FABRICATION, FORMING AND SHAPING TECHNIQUES 80
MEM05011D ASSEMBLE FABRICATED COMPONENTS 80
MEM05017D WELD USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS 40
MEM05019D WELD USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS 40
MEM05036C REPAIR/REPLACE/MODIFY FABRICATIONS 40
MEM05037C PERFORM GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT 60
MEM05049B PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 20
MEM05050B PERFORM ROUTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING 20
MEM05051A SELECT WELDING PROCESSES 20
MEM05052A APPLY SAFE WELDING PRACTICES 40
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
MEM11011B UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING 20
MEM12007D MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 30
MEM13003B WORK SAFELY WITH INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS 20
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
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30