MEM31922 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 MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering is 8 hours per day, 1 day per week over 114 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 MEM31922 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 MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade can continue their studies by advancing to the  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 an online learning facility and  the following resource handouts required to complete the MEM31922 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
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication study guide & lab manual

    Units of Competency 

    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
    MSMEMEM05004 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
    NV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    Relevant Industry Standards

    • Appropriate reference texts may include (such as standards and government policies)

      • AS4100 Steel structures standard
      • AS1100 Technical drawing
      • AS/NZS 4600:2018 | Cold-formed Steel Structures

    Course Summary


    • Core units: 12
    • Elective units: 16
    • Course duration: 26 months expected
    • RTO # 41122

    Course Resources

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