Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship)

Course Code
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Yallourn; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
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Study Modes
On Campus
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • Ongoing

Sale Campus
Dale Dye
Phone: (03) 5142 2482
Fax:1300 094 661
Email: d.dye@federationtraining.edu.au

Yallourn Campus
Daniel Burcombe

Phone: (03) 5127 0264
Fax:1300 094 661
Email: d.burcombe@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication
  • Metal Fabrication, Forging and Founding Structural Steel Erection
  • Electroplating, Metal Spinning or Polishing, Sheet Metal Work, Welding
  • Boiler Maker

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, projects and examinations.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Perform welding supervision
  • Perform welding fabrication/inspection
  • Australian Welder Certification
  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Core Modules Module Description
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05008C Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
MEM05009C Perform automated thermal cutting
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05037C Perform geometric development
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
MEM07032B Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12007C Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
Mandatory Units
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/Autocad
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices