Courses

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30205

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade is a specialised trade undertaken as part of an apprenticeship while working in the challenging engineering industry.

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 will build on while working on the job.

These skills include:

  • Marking out
  • Use of hand tools
  • Drawing
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • 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,drilling machines, and precision grinders.

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.

Employment Outcomes

Successful completion of this course opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities as a tradesperson in the field of fitting and machining, and machine building and maintenance.

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

MEM30205

Campuses

Heidelberg

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years
(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

Workplace, Face-to-face

Fees

Eligible:$4950
Ineligible:$21150
Concession:$990

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment is carried out by competency testing of each unit by completing practical assessment tasks, as well as ongoing practical projects.

Materials

What we will supply
  • Student workbooks and resources that you will need
  • Hand tools and measuring equipment


What you will need to supply
  • You will need to purchase one additional resource book
  • 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 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.

It is preferred that the student 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 study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate IV in Engineering HET, followed by a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or a mechanical engineering degree.

Career Pathways

After 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.

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
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING 20
MEM05007C PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING 20
MEM05013C PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING 20
MEM06007B PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING 20
MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHING 80
MEM07006C PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS 40
MEM07007C PERFORM MILLING 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
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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
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.