MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication

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Course Description

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. The duration of the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering is 8 hours per day, 1 day per week over 112 weeks.

Job Roles & Career Pathways

The qualification is designed for students wishing to enter the Metal and engineering industry for roles including Boilermaker, Welder, Sheet Metal Worker and Fabrication Engineer. This course covers relevant employability skills. Full details can be found at .

Entry Requirements

There are no formal course entry requirements into this qualification.


This course should be undertaking under an Australian apprenticeship arrangement which includes a mix of on and off the job training. Students must be able to undertake an Australian apprenticeship. Students are required to have a limited knowledge and skill base in a variety of Metal and Engineering contexts including making judgements, completing routine activities and taking limited responsibility in the Metal and Engineering workplace.

Students are required to have language, literacy and numeracy skills as required to undertake these workplace functions.

Course start dates are as listed on the RTO training schedule.

Further Learning

The MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade is a prerequisite for several specialised courses in the Metal and Engineering Industry that will help you to further your career.

Students who complete the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade can continue their studies by advancing to the MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering or any other relevant Certificate IV level qualification.

This course covers all the required  Core competency units and  elective units totalling 150 elective points.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and includes:

  • Written Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence including Third party Report
  • Simulated/Practical Assessment (demonstration of skills)
  • Simulated Workplace observation and demonstration

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. RPL evidence must include some of the following:

  • Work Experience
  • Life Experience
  • Previous Study e.g. qualifications, industry training
  • Professional Development Programs and/or Courses


Students will be provided with the following resource handouts required to complete the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade upon enrolment:

  • Marking-Off Techniques for Metal Fabrication by CEC Cox and Graham Myer
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication by Larry Jeffus

    Units of Competency 

    MEM16006, Organise and communicate information

    MEM18001, Use hand tools

    UMEM12023, Perform engineering measurements

    MEM12024, Perform computations

    MEM18002, Use power tools/hand held operations

    MSMENV272, Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    MEM13015, Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

    MEM05004, Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding

    MEM11011, Undertake manual handling

    MEM05052, Apply safe welding practices

    MEM05007, Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

    MEM05051, Select welding processes

    MEM09002, Interpret technical drawing

    MEM05012, Perform routine manual metal arc welding

    MEM05015, Weld using manual metal arc welding process

    MEM05019, Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

    MEM05017, Weld using gas metal arc welding process

    MEM05049, Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

    MEM05050, Perform routine gas metal arc welding

    MEM05018, Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

    MEM16008, Interact with computing technology

    MEM14006, Plan work activities

    MEM05037, Perform geometric development

    MEM05010, Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques

    MEM05011, Assemble fabricated components

    MEM08010, Manually finish/polish materials

    MEM12007, Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

    MEM17003, Assist in the provision of on-the-job training


    Relevant Industry Standards

    Superior Training Centre’s delivery and assessment of the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering complies with the following Australian standards:

    • AS1100 Claus 101, 201, 301, 401 and 501
    • AS1250
    • AS1554-2004
    Course Summary
    • Units: 340 points
    • Core units: 10
    • Elective units: 5
    • Course duration: 18 months expected
    • RTO # 41122

    Course Resources

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