5 years part time
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.
"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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|MEM05023C||WELD USING SUBMERGED ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM05005B||CARRY OUT MECHANICAL CUTTING||Core||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||Core||40|
|MEM05022C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING OXY ACETYLENE WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM05046B||PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||Core||20|
|MEM13003B||WORK SAFELY WITH INDUCSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS||Core||20|
|MEM05007C||PERFORM MANUAL HEATING AND THERMAL CUTTING||Core||20|
|MEM05020C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GTAW||Core||40|
|MEM05043B||PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING AS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM05011D||ASSEMBLE FABRICATED COMPONENTS||Core||80|
|MEM05047B||WELD USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM16011A||COMMUNICATE WITH INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS||Core||20|
|MEM05042B||PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM05049B||PERFORM ROUTINE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM05038B||PERFORM ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT - CYLINDER/RECTANGULAR||Core||20|
|MEM11011B||UNDERTAKE MANUAL HANDLING||Core||20|
|MEM12025A||USE GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES AND PERFORM SIMPLE STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS||Core||20|
|MEM05050B||PERFORM ROUNTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM05045B||PERFORM PIPE WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM05010C||APPLY FABRICATION, FORMING AND SHAPING TECHNIQUES||Core||80|
|MEM15017B||USE AND MAINTAIN REFERENCE STANDARDS||Core||30|
|MEM05012C||PERFORM ROUTINE MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM05003B||PERFORM SOFT SOLDERING||Core||20|
|MEM05051A||SELECT WELDING PROCESSES||Core||20|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM05018C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM05016C||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM16012A||INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS||Core||40|
|MEM12007D||MARK OFF/OUT STRUCTURAL FABRICATIONS AND SHAPES||Core||40|
|MEM05048B||PERFORM ADVANCED WELDING USING FLUX CORE ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Core||30|
|MEM12003B||PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT||Core||20|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||Core||20|
|MEM05052A||APPLY SAFE WELDING PRACTICES||Core||40|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Core||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||Core||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Core||20|
|MEM05024B||PERFORM WELDING SUPERVISION||Core||120|
|MEM05037C||PERFORM GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT||Core||60|
|MEM16014A||REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION||Core||20|
|MEM05019D||WELD USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM05026C||APPLY WELDING PRINCIPLES||Core||40|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||30|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|MEM05015D||WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM05004C||PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING||Core||20|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||Core||10|
|MEM05040B||ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT TRANSITIONS||Core||40|
|MEM05039B||ADVANCED GEOMETRIC DEVELOPMENT CONICAL||Core||20|
|MEM08010B||MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS||Core||60|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||Core||10|
|MEM05044B||PERFORM WELDS TO CODE STANDARDS USING GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||60|
|MEM05017D||WELD USING GAS METAL ARC WELDING PROCESS||Core||40|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||Core||20|
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 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 cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
Please note that 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.
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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.
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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.
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