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Certificate IV in Engineering

Free TAFE Jobtrainer Fabrication Code: MEM40119

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Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

5 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, February

Next Intake

February

Level up your metal career

If working in a metal trade and thinking about taking your career to the next level, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication Stream) is for you. Metal fabricators and welders are in demand in Australia, with a shortage of metal workers in Victoria, where only 44% of vacancies were filled in 2018. Metal fabrication is a highly transferable skill, crossing multiple industries. You might find yourself performing a range of tasks, including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work and welding.

Choose to study with the pros

Study at Melbourne Polytechnic and build your career on our reputation for quality training and industry connections. Our industry-experienced teachers will help you focus on workmanship, instil a sound work ethic and develop skills that are in demand in the industry. Melbourne Polytechnic has been named a Top Welding Training Organisation by Weld Australia (WA). We have strong links with Weld Australia and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA), so you know that the skills that you’re learning are the ones you’ll need on the job.

Graduate ready to fabricate

This is the perfect course for tradespeople looking advance their careers in metal. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV In Engineering (Fabrication) will see you graduate with the skills to work as a foreman, leading hand or estimator. You’ll be ready to take on greater responsibility and leadership roles in your industry, or move up to a whole new area in your trade. You can also graduate with industry-recognised accreditation with welding certification from Weld Australia (formerly Welding Technology Institute of Australia). You could also pursue further studies in engineering, to really advance your career.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This is the perfect course for tradespeople looking advance their careers in metal. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV In Engineering (Fabrication) will see you graduate with the skills to work as a foreman, leading hand or estimator.
  • Foreman
  • Leading Hand
  • Estimator

Pathways

If you don’t have prior experience, you might have to complete some foundation units before starting the more advanced units of this course – but we’ll help you get there.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Class based
  • Practical

Class Schedule

Ongoing/rolling enrolments throughout the year.
Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM

Assessment Methods

Written knowledge assessment and observation of practical tasks.

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
MEM05003B PERFORM SOFT SOLDERING Elective 20
MEM05004C PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING Elective 20
MEM05005B CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING Elective 20
MEM05006B 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
MEM05018C PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING 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
MEM05022C PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING OXY ACETYLENE WELDING PROCESS Elective 60
MEM05023C WELD USING SUBMERGED ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 40
MEM05024B PERFORM WELDING SUPERVISION Core 120
MEM05026C APPLY WELDING PRINCIPLES 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 Core 20
MEM05039B ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CONICAL Elective 20
MEM05040B ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT TRANSITIONS Elective 40
MEM05042B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 60
MEM05043B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING AS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 60
MEM05044B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 60
MEM05045B PERFORM PIPE WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS Core 60
MEM05046B PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 60
MEM05047B WELD USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS Elective 40
MEM05048B PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS 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
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS Elective 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING Elective 40
MEM09009C CREATE 2D DRAWINGS USING COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SYSTEM Elective 40
MEM09010C CREATE 3D MODELS USING COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Elective 60
MEM11011B UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING Elective 20
MEM12003B PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT Elective 20
MEM12007D MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES Elective 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Core 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS Core 30
MEM12025A USE GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES AND PERFORM SIMPLE STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS Core 20
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
MEM15017B USE AND MAINTAIN REFERENCE STANDARDS Core 30
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
MEM16010A WRITE REPORTS Core 20
MEM16011A COMMUNICATE WITH INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS Elective 20
MEM16012A INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS Elective 40
MEM16014A REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION Elective 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
MEM30012A APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT Elective 40
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.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $1850 $9250 $28350
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $2025 $9500 $28600
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

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.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

We will supply:
  • all the tools and equipment you will need to undertake this course
  • student workbooks
  • all safety PPE

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

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Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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