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  • MEM30205

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Machining
At a glance

At a glance

Progress your trade career in mechanical engineering with this practical course. Complete this qualification as part of your apprenticeship to become a trade qualified machinist.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Machinist
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

Become a trade qualified machinist by completing this qualification as part of your apprenticeship. With greater demand in maintenance, repair and modification, machinists have opportunities in a range of industries.

In this course you will learn to create and modify parts made primarily of metal, plastic, or wood. It provides you the skills to follow technical drawings, and design, assemble, manufacture and install components in mechanical equipment. You'll also learn to fault-find, maintain and service mechanical equipment, machinery and fluid power systems. Our industry-expert teachers will train you on the latest technology and equipment to ensure you are skilled to industry standards.

Successful completion of this qualification as an apprentice allows you to become a trade-recognised machinist and continue to progress your career.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A
Perform computations
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A
Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05005B
Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05012C
Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM06007B
Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM07005C
Perform general machining
MEM07006C
Perform lathe operations
MEM07007C
Perform milling operations
MEM07015B
Set computer controlled machines/processes
MEM07016C
Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
MEM07018C
Write basic NC/CNC programs
MEM07019C
Program NC/CNC machining centre
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM10010B
Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12003B
Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12006C
Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM16005A
Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C
Use tools for precision work
MEM18004B
Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18005B
Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006C
Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18007B
Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009B
Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012B
Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18013B
Perform gland packing
MEM18018C
Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020B
Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates start trade training fee free, here’s how.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
  • live permanently in Queensland.

For more information visit Training Queensland.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees.  Visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland