MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

This course is designed for Australian apprentices employed under a training contract in the engineering trades and provides skills development and the underpinning knowledge required for a career in the engineering trades. 
Training is delivered and assessed over the term of the Training Contract (usually 4 years) and you will be assigned an ATEC Case Manager who will work with you and your employer to develop a Training Plan that suits the needs of you and your employer.
You will be required to attend trade school to complete some of the units of competency, whereas others will be trained and assessed on-the-job.
Please call 1300 112 832 for further information.
WorkReady Subsidised Training

This course is subsidised by the South Australian Governments' WorkReady initiative for eligible students. Only students who meet the eligibility criteria, in adition to the following condition, will qualify for subsidised training.

  • Training Contract - A student signed into a training contract with an employer i.e. an Apprentice or a Trainee.
Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites

There are no mandated pre-requisites for this course however; previous completion or partial completion of a Certificate II in Engineering is desirable and may enhance your learning experience. 

Employment Outcomes

Certificate courses aim to provide training at the operative level to equip students with selected practical, technical and theoretical skills in production engineering as well as basic skills and an overview into engineering vocations. Obtaining this trade qualification may enhance your employment opportunities. 

NB: Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome.
Skills Covered
Code Name
MEM12023A Performing 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
Code Name
MEM05005B    Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010C Apply fabrication forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
RIIHAN301D operate elevating work platform
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
Successful completion of this course provides you with a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (MEM30305)
Students who do not complete all the units of competency within this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency that have been successfully completed.

WorkReady for Apprentices
You may be eligible for subsidised training in this course if you are:
  • 16 years or over and;
  • signed into a Training Contract with an employer i.e. an Apprentice or Trainee.
WorkReady Concessions
Concessions are available to holders of the following cards:
  • Health care card
  • Pensioner concession card
  • Pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
How to Apply
Applications can be made:
  • online by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below;
  • through your Employment Service Provider;
  • by emailing; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832.
View Course Fees here.

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