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Engineering

Certificate II in

Fabrication Code: MEM20105

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

available part time

Duration

available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Fabricate your future in engineering

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.

World class facilities and industry connections

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.

Earn an industry-recognised trade qualification

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).

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The Certificate II in Engineering – Fabrication is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door to a job or apprenticeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Welder
  • Engineer

Pathways

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade. (Light) (Heavy) All the units completed in the Certificate II course are credited meaning that you would only have to complete approximately 600 hours of study to complete the Certificate III.

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"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."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Class based
  • Practical

Class Schedule

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 Methods

Assessment will be carried out by competency testing of each unit.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
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
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $380 $ 1900 $5150
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $555 $ 2150 $5400
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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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.

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure

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