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Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon's engineering courses will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles in various trade industries. The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is for apprentices in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety and quality procedures and planning, plus a range of specific industry skills in a mechanical trade area Successful completion of the course is attained by completing units of competency across three fields - mandatory units, mechanical trade stream units and specialisation units. This flexibility in the selection of specialisation units allows for a range of specific skills to be acquired in preparation for chosen employment in the engineering industry.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to study the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade you must be currently employed as an apprentice or trainee under a training contract. You will need to undertake a Pre-training Review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities. This Review will form the basis of your Individual Training Plan.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Stage One
    Apply Quality Procedures
    Apply Principles of OH&S
    Plan to Undertake a Routine Task
    Work with Others in a Manufacturing Environment
    Plan a Complete Activity
    Perform Computations
    Perform Engineering Measurements
    Mark off/out (General Machining)
    Perform General Machining
    Use Hand Tools
    Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations
    Stage Two
    Apply Quality Systems
    Interact with Computing Technology
    Research and Analyse Engineering Information
    Organise and Communicate Information
    Perform Incidental Heat Treatment
    Interpret Technical Drawing
    Perform Lathe Operations
    Perform Milling Operations
    Perform Grinding Operations
    Use Tools for Precision Work
    Dismantle, Replace and Assemble Engineering Components.
    Stage Three
    Assist in the Provision of On-Job Training
    Repair and Fit Engineering Components
    Write Reports
    Tool and Die Maintenance
    Perform Complex Milling Operations
    Perform Complex Lathe Operations
    Precision Mechanical Measurement
    Set Computer Controlled Machines
    Operate ComputerControlled Machines
    Manufacture Press Tools and Gauges
    Maintain Air Systems
    Maintain Hydraulic Systems
    Mechanical Seals
    Gland Packing
    Set and Edit CNC Machines
    Students select units appropriate to workplace focus, eg. TCF Mechanic.
    The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is a new course - some details are yet to be confirmed. It is a part-time three-year course. Students will attend one day (eight hours) per week on day release. Student intakes are ongoing as referred by employers.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)

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        * Tool Maker
        * TCF Mechanic

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    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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