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Gain trade qualifications in fabrication

To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in the field of fabrication engineering.  This course will qualify you in light fabrication, boilermaking, welding and general fabrication. Working from detailed drawings you’ll be expected to become proficient in using welders, guillotines, electric and hand shears, soldering and brazing equipment, pan brakes, presses, sanders and polishers. Training is delivered in workshops, in the classroom and at your place of work.

Light Fabrication
The apprentice will generally be involved in the production, manufacture and repair of a wide range of light metal products, including ducts for air-conditioning, hospital and catering equipment, office furniture, refrigeration cabinets, tanks, vats and pipes using thin, flat sheets of metal. The metal sheets are mainly of zinc-covered steel, stainless steel, vinyl covered steel, copper and aluminium, and usually are not more than 3mm thick.

Boilermaking - Welding
The apprentice will generally work with heavy gauge steel: cutting, shaping, assembling and welding. Typically, they work for heavy engineering companies involved in the production, fabrication and development of items manufactured from plate materials, generally in steel of varying thickness but can be involved with non-ferrous materials. They may also be employed in the construction industry putting together steel components for major structures - buildings, bridges etc. Another application of the skill could involve the manufacture of cooling towers, pressure vessels, hoppers, mining equipment, excavation buckets, large trailer bodies, smoke stacks, transformer containers, storage bins and large pipe work.

General Fabrication
Apprentices undertaking this role will be involved in the fabrication, welding, forging, structural steel erection, sheetmetal working, metal finishing, pattern making, moulding, and the use of related computer controlled equipment using metals, plastics, carbon fibre, composite materials, ceramics and other materials. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

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DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years

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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

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer, and therefore to be signed up as an apprentice.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recommends:

  • You will have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent.
  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Apprentices may be eligible for partial recognition of prior learning if they can demonstrate experience in the trade. Please discuss this with the TAFE representative who completes your apprenticeship induction site visit.

Non-apprentices may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in full.

  • Do you have industry experience that you would like recognised?
  • Prior to enrolment we are able to assess your skills via Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • If you have completed an accredited program through another training provider you may be eligible to receive a Credit Transfer.
  • If you have relevant industry experience you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • For further information please email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au

Location/s

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

Resources required

Students are required to wear steel capped safety work boots and protective clothing.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years at Ashmore using a combination of TAFE attendance – an option of day and block release and/or on-the-job training.

You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Speak to your teacher in the first session to start this process.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

To achieve a Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade 96 points must be completed. 

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective All streams
MEM05051A Select welding processes Elective All streams
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Elective All streams
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective All streams
MEM05037C Perform geometric development Elective All streams
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Elective All streams
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective All streams
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective All streams
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective All streams
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective Fabrication/Sheetmetal
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials Elective Sheetmetal
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling Elective Sheetmetal
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process Elective Fabrication/Boilermaking
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Elective Fabrication/Boilermaking
MEM18002C Use power tools/hand held operations Elective All streams
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Elective Boilermaking
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective All streams
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Elective All streams
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core All streams
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core All streams
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core All streams
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core All streams
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core All streams
MEM12024A Perform computations Core All streams
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core All streams
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core All streams
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core All streams
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective All streams
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Elective All streams
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Elective All streams
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Elective All streams
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core All streams
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core All streams
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core All streams

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment. Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication roles in other industries. 

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Engineering Trade
  • Metal Fabricator

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

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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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

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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 25 August 2017

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