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).
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.
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 Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryWorkplace, Face-to-face
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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Entrance RequirementsAssumed that learner is engaged as an apprentice under a training contract.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to articulate into the Certificate IV in Engineering. All the units you complete in Certificate III will be credited to that course.
Career PathwaysThe Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (Light Fabrication) 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.
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|
|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|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||20|
|MEM05015D||WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||40|
|MEM05016C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||40|
|MEM05017D||WELD USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||40|
|MEM05018C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||40|
|MEM05019D||WELD USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||40|
|MEM05020C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GTAW||40|
|MEM05022C||PERFROM ADVANCED WELDING USING OXY ACETYLENE WELDING PROCESS||60|
|MEM05037C||PERFORM GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT||60|
|MEM05038B||PERFORM ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CYLINDER/RECTANGULAR||20|
|MEM05039B||ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CONICAL||20|
|MEM05040B||Advanced geometric development - transitions||40|
|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|
|MEM07032B||USE WORKSHOP MACHINES FOR BASIC OPERATIONS||20|
|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|
|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|
|MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment||40|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.