3 years part time
3 years part time
Equip yourself with the skills to thrive in Australia’s massive metal fabrication industry. The Light Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering helps you master sheet metal working techniques with an emphasis on practical learning. Learn to be the best from the best by studying at an institution named as a Top Welding Training Organisation by Weld Australia. You’ll perfect skills such as marking out geometric patterns, cutting, forming, shaping, welding and polishing metal to food grade standards.
You’ll benefit from Melbourne Polytechnic’s resources, including a purpose-built, fully equipped fabrication workshop, computer lab and welding workshop. You’ll be trained to use special-purpose machinery such as computer numeric controlled guillotines and press forming equipment. Practicing in state-of-the-art facilities under the guidance of industry-experienced teachers, you’ll quickly gain the confidence and knowledge to advance in this specialised industry.
Once you complete this course, you can work in a variety of settings from small workshops to large industrial factories. With an annual turnover of $29 billion and contributing $11 billion to GDP, the steel industry is one of Australia’s most important industries. You’ll graduate with skills that’ll make you an asset in your workplace and position you as an in-demand tradesperson, whether you go on to work in building and construction, mining, agriculture, oil and gas drilling or another industry.
"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Monday to Friday 8:00am-16:45pm.
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||Core||20|
|MEM05017D||WELD USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM05010C||APPLY FABRICATION, FORMING AND SHAPING TECHNIQUES||Core||80|
|MEM05052A||APPLY SAFE WELDING PRACTICES||Core||40|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||Core||20|
|MEM05051A||SELECT WELDING PROCESSES||Core||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||Core||10|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Core||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Core||40|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||Core||20|
|MEM05019D||WELD USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM05005B||CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING||Core||20|
|MEM05037C||PERFORM GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT||Core||60|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUNTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||Core||20|
|MEM08010B||MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS||Core||60|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||Core||20|
|MEM05049B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Core||20|
|MEM05011D||ASSEMBLE FABRICATED COMPONENTS||Core||80|
|MEM13003B||WORK SAFELY WITH INDUCSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS||Core||20|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Core||20|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||Core||10|
|MEM12007D||MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES||Core||40|
|MEM05006C||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||Core||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||Core||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.
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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.
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