Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Apprenticeship)

Course Code
Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Yallourn; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
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Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)

Yallourn Campus
Alan Long
Phone: (03) 5127 0164
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: a.long@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Sale Campus
Paul Burgess
Phone: (03) 5142 2493
Email: p.burgess@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

This course will teach you how to work with metal. As well as the core units you may also select subjects of your choice so you can tailor the course to your own interests or career goals.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Engineering Tradesperson
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment
  • Fitter and Turner

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years old and currently apprenticed to an employer.

If you are not currently apprenticed, you may be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Engineering Technology.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
MEM12023A Perform Engineering Measurements
MEM12024A Perform Computations
MEM13014A Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment
MEM14004A Plan To Undertake A Routine Task
MEM14005A Plan A Complete Activity
MEM15002A Apply Quality Systems
MEM15024A Apply Quality Procedures
MEM16006A Organise And Communicate Information
MEM16007A Work With Others In A Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Environment
MEM16008A Interact With Computing Technology
MEM17003A Assist In The Provision Of On The Job Training
MSAENV272B Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
MEM03003B Perform Sheet and Plate Assembly
MEM05010C Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques
MEM05050B Perform Routine Gas Metal Arc Welding
MEM06007B Perform Basic Incidental Heat/Quenching, Tempering And Annealing
MEM07005C Perform General Machining
MEM07006C Perform Lathe Operations
MEM07007C Perform Milling Operations
MEM07008D Perform Grinding Operations
MEM07015C Set Computer Controlled Machines/Processes
MEM07016C Set And Edit Computer Controlled Machines/Processes
MEM07018C Write Basic NC/CNC Programs
MEM07019C Program NC/CNC Machining Centre
MEM07021B Perform Complex Lathe Operations
MEM09002B Interpret Technical Drawing
MEM12003B Perform Precision Mechanical Measurement
MEM12006C Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
MEM18001C Use Hand Tools
MEM18002B Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations
MEM18003C Use Tools For Precision Work
MEM18005B Perform Fault Diagnosis, Installation And Removal Of Bearings
MEM18006C Repair And Fit Engineering Components
MEM18007B Maintain And Repair Mechanical Drives And Mechanical Transmission Assemblies
MEM18009B Perform Levelling And Alignment Of Machines And Engineering Components
MEM18020B Maintain Hydraulic System Components
MEM18055B Dismantle, Replace And Assemble Engineering Components