Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Academic title
    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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