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Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Certificate III in

Light Fabrication Code: MEM30305

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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

Duration

3 years part time

Duration

3 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

Midyear

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Light Fabrication is only being offered to complete existing apprentices.

Master sheet metal working techniques

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.

Practice specialised fabrication processes

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.

Open up multiple paths for your future

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Once you complete this course, you’ll graduate with skills that’ll make you an asset in your workplace and position you as an in-demand tradesperson.
  • Welder
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson

Pathways

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into the Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40105. All the units completed in the Certificate III course are credited meaning that you would only have to complete approximately 360 hours of study to complete the Certificate IV.

Akolda Bil

"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

  • Blended

Class Schedule

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 Methods

Observation, written, project.

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
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
MEM05036C REPAIR/REPLACE/MODIFY FABRICATIONS 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
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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

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 $1030 $5150 $22000
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1205 $5400 $22250
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.

Please note: Fees are calculated on a case by case basis.

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

The learner must be engaged as an apprentice under a training contract. A short literacy and numeracy test is required to be completed at enrolment.

Next Steps

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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