About this course
Designed specifically for steel and metal industry apprentices, the part-time TAFE Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (MEM30305) will let you get ahead in your fabrication trade career.
Once you’ve secured an apprenticeship, you’ll undertake on-campus studies across 12 two-day blocks each year. Alongside your industry training, you’ll develop comprehensive skills and knowledge in areas that include engineering science, fabrication techniques and operating welding equipment.
Delivered at The Gordon’s East Geelong campus, this course also offers flexible delivery options such as on-the-job tuition and assessment.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Industry placement
- Team projects
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To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and have an employer referral through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this engineering course, the units of competency you may study include:
- MEM13014A – Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
- MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures
- MEM15002A – Apply quality systems
- MEM17003A – Assist in the provision of on the job training
- MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
- MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
- MEM12024A – Perform computations
- MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
- MEM14005A – Plan a complete activity
- MEM14004A – Plan to undertake a routine task
- MEM16007A – Work with others in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
- MEM05010C – Apply fabrication forming and shaping techniques
- MEM05052A – Apply safe welding practices
- MEM05026C – Apply welding principles
- MEM05011D – Assemble fabricated components
- MEM05005B – Carry out mechanical cutting
- MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing
- MEM12007D – Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
- MEM05038B – Perform advanced geometric development – cylindrical/rectangular
- MEM05040B – Perform advanced geometric development – transitions
- MEM05039B – Perform advanced goemetric development – conical
- MEM05018C – Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
- MEM05020C – Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
- MEM05016C – Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
- MEM05037C – Perform geometric development
- MEM05007C – Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
- MEM05013C – Perform manual production welding
- MEM05050B – Perform routine gas metal arc welding
- MEM05049B – Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
- MEM05012C – Perform routine manual metal arc welding
- MEM03003B – Perform sheet and plate assembly
- MEM05036C – Repair/replace/modify fabrications
- MEM05051A – Select welding processes
- MEM11004B – Undertake dogging
- MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling
- MEM18001C – Use hand tools
- MEM18002B – Use power tools/hand held operations
- MEM05017D – Weld using gas metal arc welding process
- MEM05019D – Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
- MEM05015D – Weld using manual metal arc welding process
- MEM05023C – Weld using submerged arc welding process
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: