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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

National CodeMEM30205
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileMechanical Production and Plant EngineersMechanical Production and Plant Engineers
FacultiesMining, Engineering and Transport
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery

 CampusApplication Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Study Load
Berri How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Mount Gambier How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Murray Bridge How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Port Pirie How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Regency Park How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
The duration of an apprenticeship or traineeship course is determined by the study plan.

How to Apply

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

TAFE SA offers pre-apprenticeship training that equips graduates with the skills to seek apprenticeships in mechanical trades such as fitter and turner, maintenance fitter, toolmaker, machinist, CAD drafter, and CNC operator. Graduates of the higher-level courses can enter career paths in process plant drafting, industrial automation and robotics, computer-aided or manual drafting, plant maintenance supervision, general engineering and technical positions such as research and laboratory assistants, technical inspectors, and quality control specialists.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30205)
12 core units:

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply principles of OHS in the work environment
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Work with others in manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • plus elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.

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