Courses

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30205

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade is a specialised trade to prepare you for employment working in the challenging engineering industry. This course is also offered to non-industry and international students.

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 can build on through on-the-job training.

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 and drilling machines.

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.

This foundation skills training course meets industry expectations and is recognised by the Victorian Engineering Senate, AIG, Sutton Tools and Abon Engineering.

As apprentices, you will be at your workplace four days per week and attend the campus one day per week, as in your training plan.

Employment

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

Assessment

This course is practically based and you will need to complete practical assessment tasks.

Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s new Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.

Local Students

Code

MEM30205

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Engineering
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: Day release training is offered, one day per week over three years (960 hours).

Part-time: 3 years
Day release training is offered, 1 day per week for 3 years. (960 hrs)

Fees

Eligible:$1120
Concession:$224

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

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit including ongoing practical projects

Materials

What we will supply
We supply theory workbooks, hand tools and measuring equipment.

What you will need to supply
You will need to purchase one additional resource book and basic writing materials including a notebook and pens.

Entrance Requirements

You 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 study

This course articulates 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
MEM05007C PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING 20
MEM05013C PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING 20
MEM06003C CARRY OUT HEAT TREATMENT 60
MEM06007B PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING 20
MEM07005B PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING 80
MEM07006C PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS 40
MEM07007C PERFORM MILLING OPERATIONS 40
MEM07008C PERFORM GRINDING 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
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.