Courses

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Heavy Fabrication

The Heavy Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering is an apprenticeship course that will see you master all heavy fabrication techniques. This is an apprenticeship that will equip you with skills to apply straight to the job.

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Traditionally known as boiler making, heavy fabrication provides you with the skills needed to work with heavy gauge metal parts. This applies to making and fixing containers such as boilers and storage tanks that come under pressure.

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 Light Fabrication stream of 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.

Local Students

Code

MEM30305

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Workplace, Face-to-face

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1450
Ineligible:$4550
Concession:$290
Materials:$23

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

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

What we will supply
Student workbooks, resources and all the safety PPE that you will need.
What you will need to supply
Basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.

Entrance Requirements

Assumed that learner is engaged as an apprentice under a training contract.

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 Pathways

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

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • Midyear

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
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
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
MEM07032B USE WORKSHOP MACHINES FOR BASIC OPERATIONS 20
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
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.