MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade

MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade


Tuition fee(Fee-for-Service): 

$18,000 divided in up to 12 Installments

Enrolment fee: $100

Material fee: $550

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This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required for individuals pursuing a career as an Engineering Tradesperson specialising in metal fabrication. It is applicable to various industries such as metal, engineering, manufacturing, and related sectors.
To obtain this qualification, individuals must complete a Training Contract or undergo a formal trade recognition assessment process..
The skills encompassed in this qualification cover a broad spectrum of fabrication work, including metal fabrication, structural steel erection, sheet metal work, and welding.
The primary aim of this qualification is to provide a recognized industry standard for individuals working as Engineering Tradespersons specialising in fabrication.
Assessment of certain competency units requires candidates to demonstrate their performance in an operational workplace environment that offers a diverse range of suitable tasks and materials to address the scope of these units. The outcomes of the assessment should reflect the expected level of performance for the job.
At the time of publication, no specific licensing, legislative, or certification requirements are associated with this qualification. However, it is important to note that in some jurisdictions, certain units within this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory obligations. Therefore, local regulations should be consulted and adhered to accordingly

The students of the MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade are required to attend 1 day per week for 114 weeks. During one day per week (from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm) the classroom-based learning and simulated/practical assessments must take place. The students are also required to working in industry while they study.

Total duration for MEM31922 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade is 1880 hours + workplace hours of approximately 2700 hours over 114 weeks as follows:

• 94 weeks delivery and assessment

• 940 hours scheduled mandatory face-to-face classes
(10 hours per week during term time: theory, tutorial, assessment, practical – classroom and simulated Boilermaker & welder environment)

• 564 hours online learning
(6 hours per week during term time)

• 376 hours self-paced learning and building Third Party Evidence Folder
(4 hours per week during term time)

• 2700 hours approximately of workplace evidence
(24 hours per week during term time and breaks additional to scheduled hours)

• 20 weeks break + 94 weeks training

The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. Students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for RPL or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced.


  • MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
    MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
    MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
    MEM12024 Perform computations
    MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and
    MEM14006 Plan work activities
    MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
    MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
    MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
    MEM18001 Use hand tools
    MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
    MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable workpractices
  • MEM05004 Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
    MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
    MEM05089 Assemble fabricated components
    MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM05090 Weld using manual metal arc welding process
    MEM05091 Weld using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM05073 Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
    MEM05092 Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
    MEM05037 Perform geometric development
    MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
    MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
    MEM05085 Select welding processes
    MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices
    MEM08010 Manually finish/polish materials
    MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes


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After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices, identify, avoid, or control hazards. Report hazards, incidents, injuries and other work health and safety (WHS) non-conformances following SOPs, and obtain skills in identifying and responding to contingencies, including equipment breakdowns, non-conforming components, safety hazards Inspect and test to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements.
  • Interpret specifications from drawings, sketches and verbal or written job instructions for welding using manual metal arc welding process to the specified standard, selecting appropriate weld and joint preparation methods, consistently weld a range of materials to the specified standard or equivalent using AC or DC welding machines and electrodes while preventing distortion.
  • Perform geometric development. This includes marking and establishing datum points, calculating allowances for fabrication and assembly, selecting, and using parallel line, radial line and triangulation development methods with minimum material wastage and accurate dimensions.
  • Cleaning and preparing metals and the role of contaminants in welding flaws, while understanding safe welding practices, procedures and use of personal protective equipment, understanding basic metallurgy principles associated with alloys, grades, and purposes of various metals.
  • Manually finish and polish materials, selecting appropriate finishing process, media and equipment to manually finish metal and plastic materials while installing and setting up grinding and polishing devices and equipment.

Applicants must:

  • Have minimum language, literacy, and numeracy skills.
  • Year 12 high school level completed or equivalent.
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