Courses

Certificate IV in Engineering

Fabrication

Already working in the metal trades and want to go to the next level? Melbourne Polytechnic's post-trade Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication will enhance your existing skills and knowledge through three fabrications streams: light, heavy and welding.

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Advance your skills in the fabrication trade

This program comprises the Fabrication stream of the Certificate IV in Engineering.

Take your skills to the next level with a qualification that will allow you to step up to foreman, leading hand or estimator roles and also allows access to Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) welding certification.

Go with quality training

Choose Melbourne Polytechnic and build your career on our reputation for quality training and industry connections. 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.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers other streams of the Certificate IV in Engineering through the Engineering Department.

Melbourne Polytechnic was named the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA)’s Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013. It has strong links with the WTIA and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA). Come and see why Melbourne Polytechnic is one of the very the best!

Employment outcomes

This course ensures you have the highest level of skills and knowledge to be an asset to your workplace. On successful completion of this course you will be qualified to become a Certified Welder in all welding processes or a welding supervisor or inspector.

Assessment

Each unit is assessed internally. However units that provide a WTIA qualification are assessed by the WTIA organisation, which has strong links with Melbourne Polytechnic.

Local Students

Code

MEM40105

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 5 years
Ongoing/rolling enrolments throughout the year.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM

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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$900
Ineligible:$2200
Concession:$180
Materials:$23

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed internally. However units which provide a WTIA qualification are assessed by the WTIA organisation, which has strong links with Melbourne Polytechnic.

Materials

We will supply:
  • all the tools and equipment you will need to undertake this course
  • student workbooks
  • all safety PPE

Entrance Requirements

There are no qualification entry requirements for this course. If you have completed the relevant Certificate III qualification you will be able to get credit for units you have already done. Talk to our course advisors for more detail.

Pathways to further study

Depending on your current level of competency, you might have to complete some prerequisite units to get to the more advanced units of this course – but we’ll help you get there.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course can enter into employment as boiler and welding inspectors or supervisors, leading hands and estimators, tradesperson boilermakers or first class welders in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • 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
MEM05003B PERFORM SOFT SOLDERING 20
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
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
MEM05023C WELD USING SUBMERGED ARC WELDING PROCESS 40
MEM05026C APPLY WELDING PRINCIPLES 40
MEM05036C REPAIR/REPLACE/MODIFY FABRICATIONS 40
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
MEM05042B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS 60
MEM05043B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING AS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS 60
MEM05044B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS 60
MEM05045B PERFORM PIPE WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS 60
MEM05046B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS 60
MEM05047B WELD USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS 40
MEM05048B PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS 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
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
MEM11011B UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING 20
MEM12003B PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT 20
MEM12007D MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 30
MEM12025A USE GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES AND PERFORM SIMPLE STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS 20
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
MEM15017B USE AND MAINTAIN REFERENCE STANDARDS 30
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
MEM16011A Communicate with individuals and small groups 20
MEM16012A INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS 40
MEM16014A REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION 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.