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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30205
Average Price: $3296
Average Duration: 3 Years

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical work. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a 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 outcome

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries.

Application

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical. Skills development would 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 mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance fitter, diesel fitter, plant mechanic, refrigeration mechanic and 1st class machinist.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

88.9%

Satisfied with the training
85.7%

Received job-related
benefits from training
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Packaging Rules

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Mechanical Trade stream units to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the total value to at least 73 points
  • Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

    Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

    Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

    Only select units that would be suitable for Mechanical Trade occupational outcomes.

    Additional qualification descriptors

    The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Toolmaking; Watchmaking; Machining.

    Core units

  • select all of the units from this list
  • Unit code

    Unit title

    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

    Elective Units

    Group A - Mechanical Trade stream units

  • select units from this list to the value of at least 40 points
  • Unit code

    Unit title

    P

    MEM07001B

    Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment

    2

    MEM07002B

    Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations

    4

    MEM07003B

    Perform machine setting (routine)

    4

    MEM07004B

    Perform machine setting (complex)

    8

    MEM07005C

    Perform general machining

    8

    MEM07006C

    Perform lathe operations

    4

    MEM07007C

    Perform milling operations

    4

    MEM07008D

    Perform grinding operations

    4

    MEM07009B

    Perform precision jig boring operations

    4

    MEM07010B

    Perform tool and cutter grinding operations

    4

    MEM07011B

    Perform complex milling operations

    4

    MEM07012B

    Perform complex grinding operations

    4

    MEM07013B

    Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machines

    4

    MEM07014B

    Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations

    4

    MEM07015B

    Set computer controlled machines/processes

    2

    MEM07016C

    Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes

    4

    MEM07018C

    Write basic NC/CNC programs

    4

    MEM07019C

    Program NC/CNC machining centre

    2

    MEM07020C

    Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre

    2

    MEM07021B

    Perform complex lathe operations

    4

    MEM07022C

    Program CNC wire cut machines

    2

    MEM07023C

    Program and set up CNC manufacturing cell

    6

    MEM07024B

    Operate and monitor machine/process

    4

    MEM07025B

    Perform advanced machine/process operation

    6

    MEM07026B

    Perform advanced plastic processing

    6

    MEM07027B

    Perform advanced press operations

    6

    MEM07028B

    Operate computer controlled machines/processes

    2

    MEM07029B

    Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters

    4

    MEM07030C

    Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic)

    8

    MEM07031C

    Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex)

    4

    MEM07032B

    Use workshop machines for basic operations

    2

    MEM07033B

    Operate and monitor basic boiler

    6

    MEM07034A

    Operate and monitor intermediate class boiler

    4

    MEM07040A

    Set multistage integrated processes

    6

    MEM09002B

    Interpret technical drawing

    4

    MEM09022A

    Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system

    4

    MEM10004B

    Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters

    2

    MEM10006B

    Install machine/plant

    4

    MEM12003B

    Perform precision mechanical measurement

    2

    MEM12006C

    Mark off/out (general engineering)

    4

    MEM13007B

    Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers

    2

    MEM18001C

    Use hand tools

    2

    MEM18002B

    Use power tools/hand held operations

    2

    MEM18003C

    Use tools for precision work

    4

    MEM18004B

    Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment

    4

    MEM18005B

    Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

    4

    MEM18006C

    Repair and fit engineering components

    6

    MEM18007B

    Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

    4

    MEM18008B

    Balance equipment

    2

    MEM18009B

    Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

    4

    MEM18010C

    Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

    4

    MEM18011C

    Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

    2

    MEM18012B

    Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals

    2

    MEM18013B

    Perform gland packing

    2

    MEM18014B

    Manufacture press tools and gauges

    8

    MEM18015B

    Maintain tools and dies

    4

    MEM18018C

    Maintain pneumatic system components

    4

    MEM18019B

    Maintain pneumatic systems

    4

    MEM18020B

    Maintain hydraulic system components

    4

    MEM18021B

    Maintain hydraulic systems

    4

    MEM18022B

    Maintain fluid power controls

    8

    MEM18024B

    Maintain engine cooling systems

    2

    MEM18025B

    Service combustion engines

    2

    MEM18026C

    Test compression ignition fuel systems

    4

    MEM18027C

    Overhaul engine fuel system components

    8

    MEM18028B

    Maintain engine lubrication systems

    2

    MEM18029B

    Tune diesel engines

    4

    MEM18030B

    Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems

    8

    MEM18031B

    Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems

    2

    MEM18032B

    Maintain induction/exhaust systems

    4

    MEM18033B

    Perform engine bottom-end overhaul

    4

    MEM18034B

    Perform engine top-end overhaul

    8

    MEM18035B

    Diagnose and rectify braking systems

    6

    MEM18037B

    Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems

    2

    MEM18038B

    Maintain wheels and tyres

    2

    MEM18039B

    Diagnose and rectify track type undercarriage

    4

    MEM18040B

    Maintain suspension systems

    4

    MEM18041B

    Maintain steering systems

    4

    MEM18042C

    Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions

    4

    MEM18043C

    Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions

    8

    MEM18044C

    Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives

    4

    MEM18045B

    Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply

    4

    MEM18046B

    Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

    10

    MEM18047B

    Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant

    4

    MEM18048B

    Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits

    12

    MEM18049C

    Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

    3

    MEM18050C

    Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

    3

    MEM18051B

    Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits

    6

    MEM18052B

    Maintain fluid power systems for mobile plant

    4

    MEM18054B

    Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment

    8

    MEM18055B

    Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

    3

    MEM18056B

    Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components

    10

    MEM18057B

    Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment

    6

    MEM18058C

    Modify electronic equipment

    4

    MEM18060B

    Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems

    8

    MEM18062B

    Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements

    8

    MEM18063B

    Terminate signal and data cables

    4

    MEM18064B

    Maintain instrumentation system components

    6

    MEM18065B

    Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components

    10

    MEM18066B

    Diagnose and repair microprocessor-based equipment

    6

    MEM18067B

    Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems

    6

    MEM18071B

    Connect/disconnect fluid conveying system components

    2

    MEM18072B

    Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies

    4

    MEM18086B

    Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

    4

    MEM18087B

    Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

    6

    MEM18088B

    Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components

    4

    MEM18089B

    Maintain and repair central air handling systems

    6

    MEM18090B

    Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components

    6

    MEM18091B

    Maintain and repair multi stage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems

    4

    MEM18092B

    Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls

    6

    MEM18094B

    Service and repair commercial refrigeration

    6

    MEM18095A

    Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment

    4

    MEM18096A

    Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment

    6

    MEM18097A

    Manufacture cavity dies

    8

    MEM18098A

    Prepare to perform work associated with fuel system installation and servicing*

    2

    Group B - Trade Specialisation units

  • Select units from the Certificate III Trade Specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of MEM05 to bring the total value of units to at least 73 points, including any prerequisites.
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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson
    Fluid Power Mechanic
    Knitting Mechanic
    Maintenance Fitter
    Maintenance Mechanic
    Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson
    Mechatronics Tradesperson
    Motorman
    Plant Mechanic
    Plant Service and Maintenance Operator (Quarry)
    Pumpman
    Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
    Sewing Machine Mechanic
    Spinning Mechanic
    Steam Generation / Boilerhouse Operator (Pulp and Paper)
    Textiles Mechanic
    Tool and Die Maker
    toolmaker
    Tufting Mechanic
    Watchmaker
    Weaving Mechanic
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Airconditioning and Refrigeration
    Arts and Recreation Services
    Drilling
    Electricity Distribution
    Electricity Generation Operations
    Electricity Industry
    Electrotechnology
    Engineering
    Jewellery
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mining and Drilling
    Oil and Gas Drilling
    Utilities Services
    Visual Arts and Craft



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

    70.6%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    69.2 %

    Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    83.7%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers
    5.4*%
    Labourers
    Professionals
    4.7*%
    Professionals
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $73,900

    $47,600

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 95.7 86.9 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    92.2
    84.4
    7.8*
     
    83.1
    71.9
    10.9
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    10.6
    9.9*
     
    2.4
    6.1
    11
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) 88.9 84.7 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 85.7 67.3 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 93.5 85.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 95 82.4 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) 96.5 88.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 73,900 47 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers
    Professionals
     
    83.7
    5.4*
    4.7*
     
    43.3
    24
    17.8
     
    27.4
    26
    13.1
    Top Industries (%):
    Manufacturing
    Mining
    Construction
     
    29.1
    24.4
    15
     
    25.7
    16.7
    14.8
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 90.8 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 000 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 19.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.1 86.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) 70.6 52.2 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 400 40 000
    Enrolled in further study ($) 22.7 19.4 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.7 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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