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Improve your chances of securing an apprenticeship

Increase your employability by building foundation skills in an engineering field with this practical entry-level course. This qualification will give you the confidence to pursue an engineering apprenticeship or undertake further study in design and drafting.

As part of the manufacturing and design industry, engineering offers the opportunity to be involved in broad-based skill areas driven by technology and design. Employers will increasingly need workers to be multi-skilled and equipped to move across industries to meet demand.

This course will give you foundation skills to operate tools and equipment to produce and modify objects. You will learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. This course is centred around a basic engineering project that integrates the skills you learn just like in the workplace.

This certificate will set you on the path to pursue an apprenticeship in a wide range of engineering jobs including fitting and turning, sheet metal fabrication, boilermaking, welding, casting and moulding, and diesel, mechanical or electrical fitting. You may also look for work as a trades assistant, or choose to develop your design and drafting skills through a traineeship or further study. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 9 weeks / 1 day per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $4,335
  • Subsidised $582
  • Concession $165

Cost details

07 5581 8300

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Learn more about Trades Courses

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Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Full time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements.
  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Students are to provide:

  • Steel capped safety boots, notebook, pens, pencils and eraser.
  • Personal Protective Equipment - students are to wear cotton clothing: long sleeved shirt and long trousers or overalls. 
  • Please note: Students without the appropriate clothing will be refused entry to the workshop.

Timetable

  • Face-to-face classes are held at Ashmore for 9 weeks on Wednesday from 8.00am-3.30pm with additional work experience.
  • On the first day of class students should meet at Customer Service, E Block.
  • Work experience is an integral part of your course which significantly increases your opportunity to secure employment.

Units

Achievement of competence in units MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in a work environment, MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team, MEM16006A Organise and communicate information, MEM16008A Interact with computing technology, MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, MEM18001C Use hand tools and MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations will provide credit towards a range of manufacturing and engineering trade and production qualifications.

Achievement of competence in all of the other units will provide advanced progress towards reaching competence in units contained in other metal and engineering qualifications.

To achieve this qualification the student must demonstrate competency in 12 units, 4 core and 8 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Elective
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry Core
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project Core
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines Elective
MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines Elective
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$4,335

FULL FEE

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$582

SUBSIDISED

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$165

CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

The qualification is intended for those interested in exposure to an engineering or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their prospects of employment in an engineering or related working environment.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Engineering Trade
  • Engineering Trades Assistant

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

Orientation

Orientation will be held In class on the first day

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 20 November 2017

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