This qualification focuses on the mechanical trade areas, including jobs ranging from machining, fitting, plant mechanics to CAD design. It is designed for entry from school or from one of the Certificates in Engineering.
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.
The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical include 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 computers controlled machine tools.
There is no qualification entry requirement. It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and that the learner is receiving appropriate structured on-the-job training while undertaking this qualification. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering, MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology or other relevant qualifications. Credit towards this qualification may also include units of competency contained within relevant vocational and pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.
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.
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications.
Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.