Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Bendigo - Victoria - Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE Charleston Road Campus - I213

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Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Bendigo - Victoria Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Bendigo - Victoria
This apprenticeship course provides the off- the- job training component of a Heavy or Light Fabrication Apprenticeship. It will provide you with the knowledge, skills and application required to commence a career as a sheet metal or heavy steel fabricator.
Entry Requirements:
This course is designed for entry from school, or from one of the other engineering certificates. Other Entry Requirements Before you commence your training, you must gain full time employment as a fabrication apprentice, under a training agreement established with your employer.
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Course Description:
Key Study Areas      

Key study areas include:

    * Occupational Health and Safety
    * Communication
    * Quality control and procedures
    * Welding and thermal cutting techniques
    * Mechanical cutting and forming machines
    * Drawing and drawing interpretation
    * Marking out techniques
    * Hand and power tool use
    * Planning and organising

• Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)
• Castlemaine Campus

Duration Options

A fabrication and welding apprenticeship takes up to 4 years to complete, involving part time attendance at BRIT during the first 3 years. There are a designated number of one week study blocks over the 3 years, with a maximum of 8 weeks per year required. Alternatively, 1 day per week for 40 weeks over 3 years may be offered. (An agreement may be negotiated to allow for off- the- job training to be undertaken in the workplace, TAFE or a combination of both.)

Selection Process    
• No Selection Process Required

Employment Opportunities     

On successfully completing a fabrication apprenticeship you will be eligible for employment in a number of fields, including manufacturing, construction, mining/quarry industry, food industry, agricultural products, general engineering, vessel and pipeline manufacturing, oil rig construction/maintenance, vehicle manufacturing.

Further Study Options     

On completion of Certificate III in Engineering you can apply for enrolment in the Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Engineering. Other pathways lead into management and para professional positions. Contact BRIT for more information.


You will be assessed as part of this course.

Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
MEM12.23A     Perform Engineering Measurements
MEM12.24A     Perform Computations
MEM12.7C       Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13.14A     Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment
MEM14.4A       Plan To Undertake A Routine Task
MEM14.5A       Plan A Complete Activity
MEM15.24A     Apply Quality Procedures
MEM16.6A      Organise And Communicate Information
MEM16.7A      Work With Others In A Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Environment
MEM16.8A      Interact With Computing Technology
MEM17.3A      Assist In The Provision Of On The Job Training
MEM18.1C      Use Hand Tools
MEM18.2B      Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM5.10B      Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
MEM5.11C      Assemble fabricated components
MEM5.12C      Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding
MEM5.13C      Perform manual production welding
MEM5.14C      Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
MEM5.15C      Weld using manual metal arc welding process
MEM5.16C      Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
MEM5.17C      Weld using gas metal arc welding process
MEM5.18C      Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM5.19C      Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM5.1B        Perform Manual Soldering/Desoldering - Electrical/Electronic Components
MEM5.20C      Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM5.22C      Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process
MEM5.23C      Weld using submerged arc welding process
MEM5.26B      Apply welding principles
MEM5.36C      Repair/replace/modify fabrications
MEM5.37B      Perform geometric development
MEM5.38B      Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular
MEM5.3B        Perform Soft Soldering
MEM5.40B      Perform advanced geometric development - transitions
MEM5.47B      Weld using flux core arc welding process
MEM5.49B      Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM5.4C        perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM5.50B      Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM5.51A      Select welding processes
MEM5.52A      Apply safe welding practices
MEM5.5B        Carry Out Mechanical Cutting
MEM5.7C        Perform Manual Heating And Thermal Cutting
MEM5.8C        Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping
MEM8.10B      Manually Finish/Polish Materials
MEM9.2B        Interpret Technical Drawing
MEM11.11B    Undertake Manual Handling
MEM15.2A      Apply Quality Systems
MEM7.32B      Use workshop machines for basic operations

Recognition of Prior Learning    

Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.
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