MEM31419 - Certificate III Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Study modeOn Campus, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units29
Apprenticeship training to be completed under the supervision of an employer. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City, Mackay and Emerald Campuses.

Overview

Ensure your employees gain industry leading skills with plant mechanic apprenticeship training by CQUniversity TAFE.

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical specialising in diesel fitting and plant mechanics within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of trade work including manufacturing, assembly and commissioning of mobile and stationary plant, servicing, diagnosis and rectification of faults, condition monitoring, and preventative maintenance.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a fixed and/or mobile plant mechanic.



Resources will be required upon commencement of training. Find out more.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

This qualification will provide employment opportunities through full-time work in the engineering and maintenance sectors including; Heavy Road Mechanical Industry, Mining, Fixed and Mobile Plant Industries, Agricultural Industries, Machinery Hire and Repair Industries,Small Business Mechanical Repair Industry and other Machinery Repair Industries.

Structure & Availability

Rockhampton, Mackay & Emerald Delivery

Duration:

Mainstream delivery is covered in 7 blocks across the 48 weeks of an apprenticeship.

Mainstream students: typically the program is delivered over 4 years. While a Minimum of 96 POINTS must be completed, the duration of study will depend on electives, study mode & training plan selected.


Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM27020Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM27017Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
MEM27006Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
MEM27023Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
MEM27019Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM27016Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM16006Organise and communicate information

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM27028Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions
MEM27013Maintain steering systems
MEM27015Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
MEM27009Diagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM27014Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
MEM27002Test and repair compression ignition systems
MEM27008Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems
MEM27005Tune diesel engines
MEM27012Maintain mobile plant suspension systems
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM12002Perform electrical/electronic measurement

RPL Structure

Duration:

RPL Only


RPL Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM27023Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
MEM27020Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM11024Undertake basic rigging
MEM27028Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions
MEM27012Maintain mobile plant suspension systems
MEM27016Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
MEM27008Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems
MEM27005Tune diesel engines
MEM27002Test and repair compression ignition systems
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM27014Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
MEM27019Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
MEM11010Operate mobile load shifting equipment
MEM27009Diagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM27015Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
MEM27006Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
MEM27013Maintain steering systems
MEM27017Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations

Apprentices can be accepted throughout the year. Training dates are structured upon intake. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City, Mackay and Emerald Campuses.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in the relevant industry.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$19,720
Fee for service per unit$680
RPL Fee for service per Unit$340

Queensland Government subsidies are available for eligible applicants to greatly reduce the cost of apprentice and trainee training.

User Choice funding provides a contribution that reduces the cost of training. Eligible apprentices and trainees will be charged $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for employers who commence an eligible new apprentice or trainee, or already have an existing apprentice or trainee aged under 25. Find out more.

For further information please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.

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How to apply

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity on the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website.