Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade

MEM31112

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $5223

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Average Course Duration: 4 Years

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Description

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required by a tradesperson working with composites within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries, or other industries where composites tradespersons work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on the 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 MEM31112 Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as a composites tradesperson, including:

  • laying up composites
  • selecting and using materials and components for composite products
  • handling, using and storing materials and components used in composites
  • undertaking repairs and modifications to composite components
  • undertaking repairs and modifications using composites
  • adjusting resin chemicals for composite products and conditions
  • selecting and using joining techniques.
  • People with this qualification may work in a large manufacturing organisation, a smaller workshop, a repair facility, a defence or a government facility. The composites tradesperson may work in a composites manufacturing or repair organisation, or they may work in an aerospace, civil construction, general manufacturing, marine, vehicle or other organisation as a composites specialist. They may be part of a large organisation or they may be an independent contractor performing composites trade work for other organisations. ‘Composites’ in this application refers to reinforced resin components and does not include geo-textile or other industrial textiles.

    Application

    This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to working as a composites tradesperson. 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.

    This work will generally be undertaken in a factory or workshop environment but may also be undertaken onsite.

    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.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    49.8%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    16.7%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Labourers

    15.8%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    24.3%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    18.8%

    Manufacturing
    Other services

    13.6%

    Other services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Metal and Engineering Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Engineering - Composites Trade is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Metal and Engineering.


    Stream

    Mechanical
    Technical
    Production Systems
    Electrical/Electronic
    Jewellery Making, Watch & Clock Repair & Service
    Recreational Boating
    Locksmith
    Aeronautical & Avionic

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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