This qualification focuses on the fabrication trade areas, including jobs like welding, sheetmetal work, patternmaking and shipbuilding. It is designed for entry from school or from one of the other Certificates in Engineering.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons- Fabrication work. This qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an 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 process.
The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.
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.
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.