About this course
Get a thorough grounding in the basic skills, tasks and systems used in the engineering field, and prepare for a new career path with a Certificate III in Engineering – Technical (MEM30505).
This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of simple electrical and mechanical systems, including how to perform effective system testing. It will introduce a range of tools and methods invaluable to a future career in engineering.
Delivered by The Gordon, this course is provided as either a traineeship undertaken in the workplace or an on-campus program self-paced by the student with access to TAFE resources and support (this option is run on demand).
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Team projects
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To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:
- You must be aged 17 or over and have basic computer skills.
- You are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills. Your skills will be evaluated prior to course intake.
- Apprenticeship or traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by your employer. You will need to undertake a pre-training review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities.
- You may be required to undertake an informal interview to assess your suitability and any prior skills and knowledge.
- Employer referral through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider (apprenticeship and traineeship applicants only).
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:
- MEM30035A – Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
- MEM30008A – Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
- MEM30014A – Apply basis just in time systems to the reduction of waste
- MEM30012A – Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
- MEM30028A – Assist in sales of technical products/systems
- MEM30016A – Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
- MEM30013A – Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
- MEM30005A – Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
- MEM30006A – Calculate stress in simple structures
- MEM30009A – Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
- MSATCS302A – Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections
- MEM30020A - Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
- MEM30015A - Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
- MSATCS301A - Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing
- MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing
- MEM30031A - Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
- MEM30024A - Participate in quality assurance techniques
- MEM24005B - Perform basic eddy current testing
- MEM24003B - Perform basic magnetic particle testing
- MEM24001B - Perform basic penetrant testing
- MEM24009B - Perform basic radiographic testing
- MEM15001B - Perform basic statistical quality control
- MEM12024A - Perform computations
- MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements
- MEM24007B - Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
- MEM30023A - Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
- MEM30021A - Prepare a simple production schedule
- MEM30027A - Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
- MEM30032A - Produce basic engineering drawings
- MEM16003B - Provide advanced customer service
- MEM30026A - Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
- MEM30007A - Select common engineering materials
- MEM05051A - Select welding processes
- MEM30010A - Set up basic hydraulic circuits
- MEM30011A - Set up basic pneumatic circuits
- MEM30018A - Undertake basic process planning
- MEM30022A - Undertake supervised procurement activities
- MEM30017A - Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
- MEM30033A - Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
- MEM18001C - Use hand tools
- MEM30019A - Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
- MEM13013B - Work safely with ionizing radiation
- MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology
- MEM16006A - Organise and communicate information
- MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
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: