3 years part time
3 years part time
Apprenticeship or Non-Apprenticeship available.
Progress your career in the manufacturing and mechanical trade industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205. Suitable for those already working and those looking to enter the field, this course is undertaken as part of an apprenticeship and equips you with high level engineering skills. Completing this qualification opens up opportunities in a range of industries, and there’s great demand for those qualified to maintain, repair, fit and modify mechanical plant and equipment with over 8,000 job openings predicted in the next five years.
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 state-of-the-art industry standard tools, including equipment for training in fluid power and pneumatic machinery, lathes, horizontal and vertical milling and access to metrology labs, heat treatment and material testing labs. 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 course allows you to become an industry-recognised fitter or turner. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to design, manufacture and modify plant and equipment, shipping machinery and power stations. Open up a diverse range of employment opportunities as a tradesperson with a skill set that enables you to set up and maintain equipment in a variety of industries.
"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."
(One day per week)
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
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 is carried out by competency testing of each unit by completing practical assessment tasks, 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.
|MEM05006C||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||Elective||20|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||Elective||20|
|MEM05013C||PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING||Elective||20|
|MEM06007B||PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING||Elective||20|
|MEM07005C||PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING||Elective||80|
|MEM07006C||PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS||Elective||40|
|MEM07007C||PERFORM MILLING OPERATIONS||Elective||40|
|MEM07008D||PERFORM GRINDING OPERATIONS||Elective||40|
|MEM07021B||PERFORM COMPLEX LATHE OPERATION||Elective||40|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Elective||40|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Elective||20|
|MEM12001B||USE COMPARISON AND BASIC MEASURING DEVICES||Elective||20|
|MEM12003B||PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT||Elective||20|
|MEM12006C||MARK OFF/OUT (GENERAL ENGINEERING)||Elective||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM13002B||UNDERTAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIVITIES IN THE WORK PLACE||Elective||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||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|
|MEM18003C||USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK||Elective||40|
|MEM18006C||REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS||Elective||60|
|MEM18011C||SHUT DOWN AND ISOLATE MACHINES/EQUIPMENT||Elective||20|
|MEM18015B||MAINTAIN TOOLS AND DIES||Elective||40|
|MEM18055B||DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS||Elective||30|
|MEM30012A||APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||Elective||40|
|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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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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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:
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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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