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MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machining)

Overview

At a glance

This program provides the skills and knowledge required to work as a engineering tradesperson in a number of disciplines:Mechanical (Maintenance) Diesel Fitting; Mechanical Trade (Machining);Mechanical Trade (Maintenance) Fitting and Turning;Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning).

Study Mode On-campus
Units/Credits 30 units
Availability On-campus
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities
Full course cost $15,152.00 (2019)

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.

Hours of Study

Approximately 960 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries.

Entry Requirements

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment

Units

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning - Rockhampton

Core units

  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Electives units

  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply(MEM18045B)
  • Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.(MEM18046B)
  • Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.(MEM18049C)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems(MEM18086B)
  • Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment(MEM18087B)
  • Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components(MEM18088B)
  • Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls(MEM18092B)
  • Service and repair commercial refrigeration(MEM18094B)
  • Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment(MEM18095A)
  • Perform brazing and or silver soldering(MEM05006C)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Terminate and connect electrical wiring(MEM10002B)
  • Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment(MEM10009B)
  • Install pipework and pipework assemblies(MEM10010B)
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement(MEM12002B)
  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
Diesel Fitting - Rockhampton

Core units

  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding(MEM05050B)
  • Maintain engine cooling systems(MEM18024B)
  • Test compression ignition fuel systems(MEM18026C)
  • Diagnose and rectify braking systems(MEM18035B)
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems(MEM18030B)
  • Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives(MEM18044C)
  • Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions(MEM18042C)
  • Perform engine bottom-end overhaul(MEM18033B)
  • Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions(MEM18043C)
  • Maintain fluid power systems for mobile plant(MEM18052B)
  • Tune diesel engines(MEM18029B)
  • Maintain induction/exhaust systems(MEM18032B)
  • Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant(MEM18047B)
  • Maintain suspension systems(MEM18040B)
  • Maintain steering systems(MEM18041B)
Fitting and Turning - Gladstone

Core units

  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Perform general machining(MEM07005C)
  • Perform lathe operations(MEM07006C)
  • Perform milling operations(MEM07007C)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Undertake manual handling(MEM11011B)
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement(MEM12003B)
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)(MEM12006C)
  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Use tools for precision work(MEM18003C)
  • Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment(MEM18004B)
  • Perform fault diagnosis, installation & removal of bearings(MEM18005B)
  • Repair & fit engineering components(MEM18006C)
  • Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies(MEM18007B)
  • Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components(MEM18009B)
  • Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals(MEM18012B)
  • Perform gland packing(MEM18013B)
  • Maintain pneumatic system components(MEM18018C)
  • Maintain pneumatic systems(MEM18019B)
  • Maintain hydraulic system components(MEM18020B)
  • Maintain hydraulic systems(MEM18021B)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding(MEM05050B)
Glencore - Emerald

Core units

  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding(MEM05050B)
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding(MEM05004C)
  • Carry out mechanical cutting(MEM05005B)
  • Perform general machining(MEM07005C)
  • Operate mobile load shifting equipment(MEM11010B)
  • Undertake manual handling(MEM11011B)
  • Use tools for precision work(MEM18003C)
  • Repair & fit engineering components(MEM18006C)
  • Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components(MEM18009B)
  • Perform gland packing(MEM18013B)
  • Maintain hydraulic system components(MEM18020B)
  • Maintain engine cooling systems(MEM18024B)
  • Service combustion engines(MEM18025B)
  • Test compression ignition fuel systems(MEM18026C)
  • Tune diesel engines(MEM18029B)
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems(MEM18030B)
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems(MEM18031B)
  • Maintain induction/exhaust systems(MEM18032B)
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems(MEM18037B)
  • Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives(MEM18044C)
  • Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant(MEM18047B)
Diesel Fitting - Mackay

Core units

  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding(MEM05050B)
  • Maintain engine cooling systems(MEM18024B)
  • Diagnose and rectify braking systems(MEM18035B)
  • Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems(MEM18030B)
  • Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives(MEM18044C)
  • Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions(MEM18042C)
  • Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions(MEM18043C)
Fitting and Turning - Mackay

Core units

  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding(MEM05050B)
  • Perform general machining(MEM07005C)
  • Perform lathe operations(MEM07006C)
  • Perform milling operations(MEM07007C)
  • Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machine(MEM07013B)
  • Set computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07015B)
  • Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07016C)
  • Write basic NC/CNC programs(MEM07018C)
  • Perform complex lathe operations(MEM07021B)
  • Operate and monitor machine/process(MEM07024B)
  • Operate computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07028B)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement(MEM12003B)
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)(MEM12006C)
  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Use tools for precision work(MEM18003C)
  • Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment(MEM18004B)
  • Perform fault diagnosis, installation & removal of bearings(MEM18005B)
  • Repair & fit engineering components(MEM18006C)
  • Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies(MEM18007B)
  • Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components(MEM18009B)
  • Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals(MEM18012B)
  • Perform gland packing(MEM18013B)
  • Maintain pneumatic system components(MEM18018C)
  • Maintain pneumatic systems(MEM18019B)
  • Maintain hydraulic system components(MEM18020B)
  • Maintain hydraulic systems(MEM18021B)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
Fitting and Turning - Rockhampton

Core units

  • Perform engineering measurements(MEM12023A)
  • Perform computations(MEM12024A)
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment(MEM13014A)
  • Plan to undertake a routine task(MEM14004A)
  • Plan a complete activity(MEM14005A)
  • Apply quality systems(MEM15002A)
  • Apply quality procedures(MEM15024A)
  • Organise and communicate information(MEM16006A)
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment(MEM16007A)
  • Interact with computing technology(MEM16008A)
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training(MEM17003A)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices(MSAENV272B)

Elective units

  • Perform general machining(MEM07005C)
  • Perform lathe operations(MEM07006C)
  • Perform milling operations(MEM07007C)
  • Set computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07015B)
  • Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07016C)
  • Write basic NC/CNC programs(MEM07018C)
  • Operate and monitor machine/process(MEM07024B)
  • Operate computer controlled machines/processes(MEM07028B)
  • Interpret technical drawing(MEM09002B)
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement(MEM12003B)
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)(MEM12006C)
  • Use hand tools(MEM18001C)
  • Use power tools/hand held operations(MEM18002B)
  • Use tools for precision work(MEM18003C)
  • Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment(MEM18004B)
  • Perform fault diagnosis, installation & removal of bearings(MEM18005B)
  • Repair & fit engineering components(MEM18006C)
  • Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies(MEM18007B)
  • Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components(MEM18009B)
  • Maintain pneumatic system components(MEM18018C)
  • Maintain hydraulic system components(MEM18020B)
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components(MEM18055B)
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting(MEM05007C)
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding(MEM05012C)
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices(MEM12001B)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.

Availabilities

2018 Availabilities

Fitting and Turning - Gladstone


Duration and Dates

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

On-campus
Gladstone City
December: Full Time

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Full course cost: $15152.00 (2019)

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.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists

Scholarships

Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together 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 and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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Key dates

30 APR
Online Chat Session
23 MAY
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