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4 years part time
Learn to work with heavy gauge metal parts and start your career in the metal fabrication industry. The Boilermaking/Welding stream of our Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade MEM31922 equips you with essential skills that you can apply straight to the job. This apprenticeship course helps you develop specialised boilermaking techniques, such as making and fixing boilers and pressurised storage tanks. You’ll learn from the best at Melbourne Polytechnic, identified as a Top Welding Training Organisation by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia.
You’ll gain real life experience and put your learning into practice with a course that sees you spending 80% of your time in the workplace. Experience the Melbourne Polytechnic difference, through our focus on practical work and state-of-the-art facilities. From our specialised machinery to our purpose-built welding workshop and fully equipped fabrication workshop, you’ll have all the resources you need to take your skills to the next level. Our passionate team of industry-experienced teachers can help you develop the highest level of skills, knowledge and work ethic.
Metal fabrication workers are in high demand, with a high rate of graduate employment and industry growth. Employers have found it hard to fill vacancies for metal fabricators. Recognised by the Welding Australia and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA), this course ensures you enter the workforce as a highly skilled and in-demand tradesperson. Once you graduate, you can choose to work in many industries including mining, agriculture, oil and gas drilling, transport, shipping and building and construction.
The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade MEM31922 (Boilermaking/Welding) is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door onto a job as a metal fabrication tradesperson in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.
Graduates of this course have the opportunity to further their studies through a diverse range of specialisations, encompassing Certificate IV programs, Diplomas, and a variety of short courses.
The training is delivered for 38 days per year over a 3-year period (114 weeks). The day release training contains a mixture of theory and practical components.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Written or online knowledge assessments, observation of skills, completion of relevant industry based projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05004||Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding||Elective||20|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting||Elective||20|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||Elective||20|
|MEM05010||Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques||Elective||80|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||Elective||20|
|MEM05037||Perform Geometric Development||Elective||60|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||Elective||20|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||Elective||20|
|MEM05052||Apply Safe Welding Practices||Elective||40|
|MEM05056||Perform routine flux core arc welding||Elective||20|
|MEM05072||Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process||Elective||60|
|MEM05085||Select welding processes||Elective||20|
|MEM05089||Assemble fabricated components||Elective||80|
|MEM05090||Weld using manual metal arc welding process||Elective||40|
|MEM05091||Weld using gas metal arc welding process||Elective||40|
|MEM05092||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process||Elective||40|
|MEM05094||Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications||Elective||40|
|MEM05096||Weld using flux core arc welding process||Elective||40|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing||Core||40|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling||Core||20|
|MEM12007||Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes||Elective||40|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements||Core||30|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering||Core||40|
|MEM14006||Plan work activities||Core||40|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information||Core||20|
|MEM16008||Interact with computing technology||Core||20|
|MEM17003||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training||Core||20|
|MEM18001||Use hand tools||Core||20|
|MEM18002||Use power tools/hand held operations||Core||20|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||Core||30|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.