MEM30305 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 MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering is 9 hours per day, 1 day per week over 192 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 MEM30305 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 MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade can continue their studies by advancing to the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering or any other relevant Certificate IV level qualification.

This course covers all the required 12 Core competency units and 42 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)
  • 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 MEM30305 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

Relevant Industry Standards

Superior Training Centre’s delivery and assessment of the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering complies with the following Australian standards:

  • AS1100 Claus 101, 201, 301, 401 and 501
  • AS1250
  • AS1554-2004
Core Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/Elective
MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environmentCore
MEM16006AOrganise and communicate informationCore
Cabling Systems
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM14004A*MEM14005A* Plan to undertake a routine task*Plan a complete activity* Core*Core*
MEM16008AInteract with computing technology Core
MEM12024APerform computations Core
MEM11011BUndertake manual handling Elective
MEM18011CShut down and isolate machines/equipment Elective
MEM12023APerform engineering measurements Core
MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing Elective
MEM18001C*MEM18002B* Use hand tools*Use power tools/hand held operations* Elective*Elective*
MEM05052AApply safe welding practises Elective
MEM05051ASelect welding processes Elective
MEM05026CApply welding principals Elective
MEM05004CPerform routine oxy acetylene welding Elective
MEM05006CPerform brazing and/or silver soldering Elective
MEM05001BPerform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components Elective
MEM05002BPerform high reliability soldering and desoldering Elective
MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05023CWeld using submerged arc welding process Elective
MEM05047BWeld using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting Elective
MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MEM05009CPerform automated thermal cutting Elective
MEM05008CPerform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping Elective
MEM11001CErect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment Elective
MEM08010BManually finish/polish materials Elective
MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Elective
MEM05037CPerform geometric development Elective
MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Elective
MEM05011DAssemble fabricated components Elective
MEM03003BPerform sheet and plate assembly Elective
MEM03001BPerform manual production assembly Elective
MEM10010BInstall pipework and pipework assemblies Elective
MEM10001CErect structures Elective
MEM05036CRepair/replace/modify fabrications Elective
MEM04019BPerform refractory installation and repair Elective
MEM15024AApply quality procedures Core
MEM15002AApply quality systems Core
MEM05022CPerform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process Elective
MEM05018CPerform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05020CPerform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05048BPerform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training Core
Volume Of Learning

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. The hours that make up the volume of learning for MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering are:


Classroom Based Learning865
Simulated/Practical Assessments865
Workplace Learning0
Total: 1730
Course Summary
  • Units: 340 points
  • Core units: 10
  • Elective units: 5
  • Course duration: 18 months expected
  • RTO # 41122

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