QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade


National Code: MEM30219
TAFE SA Code: TP01141


Description

This nationally accredited course for trade apprentices is your entry point into mechanical engineering . Become a fitter and turner, toolmaker, metal worker, or boilermaker. Gain the hands-on skills you need to work to quality standards in a manufacturing or engineering environment. You’ll learn about undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment and the use of machine tools.

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48 months 
Mechanical Production and Plant Engineers
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$456 - $302
$3,650 - $2,420
Concession
$269 - $178
$2,150 - $1,425
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course covers 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.

    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 (MEM30219)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 12 core units and specialisation units totalling 63 points.

    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.

    90%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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