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MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Light Fabrication is only being offered to complete existing apprentices.
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. 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."
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.
Observation, written, project.
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||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||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|
|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|
|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|
|MEM05038B||PERFORM ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CYLINDER/RECTANGULAR||Elective||20|
|MEM05039B||ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CONICAL||Elective||20|
|MEM05040B||ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT TRANSITIONS||Elective||40|
|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|
|MEM08010B||MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS||Elective||60|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Elective||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Elective||20|
|MEM12007D||MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES||Elective||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM13003B||WORK SAFELY WITH INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS||Elective||20|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE 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||Core||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||Core||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|
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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.
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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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