3 years part time
3 years part time
Learn to work with heavy gauge metal parts and start your career in the metal fabrication industry. The Heavy Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering 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.
"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."
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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|
|MEM05006C||This unit covers performing brazing (including braze welding) and silver soldering. It includes the preparation of materials and equipment and the inspection of the completed work.||Elective||20|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||Elective||20|
|MEM05010C||APPLY FABRICATION, FORMING AND SHAPING TECHNIQUES||Elective||80|
|MEM05011D||ASSEMBLE FABRICATED COMPONENTS||Elective||80|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05013C||PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM05015D||WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05016C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05017D||WELD USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05018C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05019D||WELD USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05020C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||Elective||40|
|MEM05037C||PERFORM GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT||Elective||60|
|MEM05049B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUNTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM05051A||SELECT WELDING PROCESSES||Elective||20|
|MEM05052A||APPLY SAFE WELDING PRACTICES||Elective||40|
|MEM07032B||USE WORKSHOP MACHINES FOR BASIC OPERATIONS||Elective||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Elective||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Core||20|
|MEM12007D||MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES||Elective||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN WORK ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||Core||10|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||Core||20|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||Core||10|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||Core||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||Elective||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||Elective||20|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Elective||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Elective||20|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
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.
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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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.
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% 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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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 on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA 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.
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