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
- 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.
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.
(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 DeliveryWorkplace, Face-to-face
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
Assessment MethodsAssessment is carried out by competency testing of each unit by completing practical assessment tasks, as well as ongoing practical projects.
MaterialsWhat 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 RequirementsThe 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 studySuccessful 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 PathwaysAfter 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.
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.
|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|
|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.