Course Code: MEM30305
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
Job roles / employment outcomes
The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.
Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication roles in other industries.
This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication. Skills development would usually be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate’s performance in a productive work environment where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.
Occupational titles that this qualification is suitable for may vary and include metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, 1st class sheet metal worker, 1st class welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson and patternmaker.
The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.
|Units of Competency||Nominal Hours|
|Stage / Cluster 1|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment||10|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||30|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||20|
|MEM03003B||Perform sheet and plate assembly||40|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||20|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||20|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding||20|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information||20|
|Stage / Cluster 2|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task||10|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||20|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||40|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development||60|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology||20|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment||10|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting||20|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||20|
|Stage / Cluster 3|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques||80|
|MEM12006C||Mark off/out (general engineering)||40|
|MEM08010B||Manually finish/polish materials||60|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems||20|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity||20|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes||20|
|MEM05009C||Perform automated thermal cutting||20|
|MEM05053A||Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines||40|
|Stage / Cluster 4|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components||80|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices||40|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training||20|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures||10|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes||40|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process||40|