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MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering
- Fabrication Trade

Course Overview

The MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade course is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and experience within the manufacturing and engineering industries.

You will learn how to assemble fabricated components, perform sheet and plate assembly, interpret technical drawings, and perform gas tungsten arc welding, manual metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and welding to code standards

Possible career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Boilermaker
  • Metal fabricator
  • Welder

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


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Course Delivery

Location: 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 fee is 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 MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade 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
MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05010CApply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM05011DAssemble fabricated components
MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05017DWeld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05018CPerform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05036CRepair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM05037CPerform geometric development
MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051ASelect welding processes
MEM05052AApply safe welding practices
MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
MEM11011BUndertake manual handling
MEM12007DMark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM18001CUse hand tools
MEM18002BUse power tools/ hand held operations
MEM05047BWeld using flux core arc welding process**

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 12 core plus 21 electives units

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

**indicates elective for PNG


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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