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MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Maintenance) Diesel Fitting Pathway

Course Overview

The MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade course with a focus on Diesel Fitting is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and experience repairing and maintaining a range of equipment driven by diesel engines including heavy earthmoving equipment. This course is for individuals who work or would like to work as a Diesel Fitter whose duties include use of hand and power tools, planning work activities, interpret drawings, basic welding using a range of processes, use precision tools, diagnosis faults in components and bearings, tune diesel engine, and work on braking, steering and engine cooling system.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Diesel Fitter
  • Heavy Earthmoving Fitter (HEF)
  • Diesel Mechanic

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji and PNG

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Course Fees: The course fees are FJD3,500, PGK5,200. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting) will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
MEM12024APerform computations
MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005APlan a complete activity
MEM15002AApply quality systems
MEM15024AApply quality procedures
MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM05006CPerform brazing and/or silver soldering 
MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing 
MEM18001CUse hand tools
MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003CUse tools for precision work
MEM18005BPerform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006CRepair and fit engineering components
MEM18055BDismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18024BMaintain engine cooling systems
MEM18026CTest compression ignition fuel systems
MEM18029BTune diesel engines
MEM18030BDiagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems
MEM18032BMaintain induction/exhaust systems
MEM18033BPerform engine bottom-end overhaul
MEM18035BDiagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM18041BMaintain steering systems
MEM18012BPerform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18020BMaintain hydraulic system components

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 12 core plus 20 electives units

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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