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Metal fabricators and welders cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels. This precision trade requires an eye for detail, a steady hand and a strong knowledge of the right tools for the job. Workers in this industry can expect to see the industry grow in coming years, with an expected 47,000 job opportunities in the next five years. This is a career where you can expect your skills to be in demand, and where you can work across a number of exciting fields and industries.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication Stream) is designed to give you the very best start to your career in metalwork. You will work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities, honing skills that will put you ahead of your peers. Our purpose-built resources are state of the art 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. As part of an apprenticeship, you will spend 80% of your time in the workplace, where you will put your learning into practice.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication Stream) is a nationally-recognised qualification, and could open the door to a job or apprenticeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide. Metal trades workers are in demand across many industries, and you might find work as a fabricator or welder in mining, agriculture, transport, shipping, oil and gas drilling, and building and construction. This qualification is recognised by the Weld Australia and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA).
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
6 months (two days per week if available)
12 months (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
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.
Assessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05004C||PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05005B||CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING||Elective||20|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||Elective||20|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05049B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUNTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Elective||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Elective||20|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Elective||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||Core||10|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||Core||10|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Elective||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Elective||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$380||$ 1900||$5150|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$555||$ 2150||$5400|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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