MEM30219 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Duration

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Study modeOn Campus, Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units41
Apprenticeship training to be completed under the supervision of an employer. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City, Emerald, Mackay and Gladstone Campuses.
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Overview

Nothing beats apprenticeship training from industry-experienced teachers in a workshop-ready environment! CQUniversity provides the skills and knowledge needed to get ahead in the mechanical trade. The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson – mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Mechanical Trade or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Diesel Fitting) or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Fitting and/or Turning) or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Machining) dependent on the electives chosen.

Structure & Availability

Fitting and Turning Rockhampton

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting

RPL Course Structure

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems

Fitting and Turning - Gladstone

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems

Fitting and Turning - Mackay

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems

Fitting and Turning - Emerald

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems

Diesel Fitting/Mechanical - Rockhampton

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting

Diesel Fitting/Mechanical - Mackay

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting

PT Thiess - Indonesia

Duration:

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/ hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM18019Maintain pneumatic systems
MEM18021Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM18006Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM18005Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18007Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM18009Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18011Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18004Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18018Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM07021Perform complex lathe operations
MEM07013Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM18013Perform gland packing
MEM07015Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07018Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07024Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07028Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting

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

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$20,279
Fee for service per unit$586
RPL Fee for service per Unit$293

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.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

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.