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3 years part time
Progress your career in the mechanical trade industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30219. This course is undertaken as part of an apprenticeship and equips you with high level engineering skills.
From basic skills like drawing, milling and grinding to creating complex tools using special-purpose machinery, you’ll build skills and knowledge to help you flourish in this challenging industry. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we set ourselves apart from other institutions by providing courses instructed by industry-experienced teachers.
Our students learn in purpose-built facilities, featuring industry standard tools, lathes, horizontal and vertical milling. With a learning environment that replicates on-the-job scenarios, you’ll hone skills that put you ahead of the rest and allow you to build a promising career.
Completing this qualification opens up opportunities in a range of industries.
After completion of this course you can find work as a qualified tradie in areas as diverse as manufacturing, mining, food industry, petrochemical and general engineering and maintenance.
Graduates can continue study in a variety of specialisations in certificates, diplomas and short courses.
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.
One day per week.
Students are required to attend TAFE only one day per week; though, it could be any day of the week. The rest of the week is spent working with your employer.
There are weeks students are not required to attend during a training year like non-teaching weeks (term breaks), during non-teaching weeks apprentices are required to attend work.
Assessment is carried out using competency-based assessment.
Practical skills and knowledge for each unit pf training are assessed by completing practical assessment tasks, role plays, knowledge tests, as well as ongoing practical projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting||Elective||20|
|MEM07005||Perform general machining||Elective||80|
|MEM07006||Perform lathe operations||Elective||40|
|MEM07007||Perform milling operations||Elective||40|
|MEM07008||Perform grinding operations||Elective||40|
|MEM07011||Perform complex milling operations||Core||40|
|MEM07015||Set computer controlled machines and processes||Elective||20|
|MEM07021||Perform complex lathe operations||Elective||40|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing||Core||40|
|MEM09009||Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system||Elective||80|
|MEM10004||Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters||Elective||20|
|MEM10005||Commission programmable controller||Elective||40|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling||Core||20|
|MEM12003||Perform precision mechanical measurement||Elective||20|
|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|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work||Elective||40|
|MEM18006||Perform precision fitting of engineering components||Elective||60|
|MEM18011||Shut down and isolate machines/equipment||Elective||20|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components||Elective||30|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||Core||30|
|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.
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What you will supply
You must be engaged as an apprentice under a training contract.
A short literacy and numeracy test is required to be completed at enrolment.
It is preferred that you have completed Year 10 to enrol in this course. Mature age students may also apply.
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.