Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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  • Objectives
    This apprenticeship course provides the off-the-job training component of a mechanical engineering apprenticeship. You will learn the knowledge, skills and applications required to begin a career as a fitter and machinist.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no formal entry requirements, however this course is designed for school leavers (Year 10 minimum, Year 11 or 12 preferred) or as the next stage from Certificate II in Engineering. Other Entry Requirements Before beginning this course you must gain full time employment as a mechanical engineering apprentice, under a training agreement established with your employer.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * General machine shop operations including lathe, milling machine and grinders
        * Fitting and computer controlled machining
        * Interpreting drawings
        * Manual and computer aided drafting
        * Rolling element bearings
        * Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
        * Basic material science
        * Occupational health and safety
        * Communications
        * Quality procedures

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    960 hours of training over 3 years (320 hours per year).

    This apprenticeship is usually completed over four years with 8 one-week blocks at TAFE in each of the first 3 years.

    The training can also be tailored to combine an on-the-job component as well.

    Selection Process     • No Selection Process Required

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this apprenticeship you will be eligible for employment as a fitter and turner in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, maintenance in the mining, production and service industries, design, research and development, food production, general and agricultural engineering, and vehicle manufacturing.

    Further Study Options    

    On successfully completing the Certificate III in Engineering you can continue directly into the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Engineering whilst still finalising your apprenticeship. From there you may choose to enrol in the Degree of Engineering.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    MEM12.24A     Perform Computations
    MEM12.3B       Perform precision mechanical measurement
    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
    MEM15.2A       Apply Quality Systems
    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
    MEM18.18C    Maintain pneumatic system components
    MEM18.1C      Use Hand Tools
    MEM18.20B    Maintain hydraulic system components
    MEM18.2B      Use power tools/hand held operations
    MEM18.3C      Use tools for precision work
    MEM18.5B      Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
    MEM18.6B      Repair and fit engineering components
    MEM7.10B      Perform tool and cutter grinding operations
    MEM7.11B      Perform complex milling operations
    MEM7.15B      Set computer controlled machines/processes
    MEM7.16C      Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
    MEM7.21B      Perform complex lathe operations
    MEM7.32B      Use workshop machines for basic operations
    MEM7.5B        Perform general machining
    MEM7.6B        Perform lathe operations
    MEM7.7B        Perform milling operations
    MEM7.8C        Perform grinding operations
    MEM9.2B        Interpret Technical Drawing

    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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