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5 years part time
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.
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.
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.
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$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.
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.
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.
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
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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.
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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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