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  • Objectives
    You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus industry-specific skills in welding, boilermaking and light fabrication (sheetmetal) relevant to your current or intended employment.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is for people employed as apprentice metal fabrication tradespeople in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas.
  • Academic Title
    Engineering - Fabrication Trade Certificate III (NRT) - Armidale Campus
  • Course description
    Group 1 MANDATORY UNITS

    All module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM12023A     Perform engineering measurements     45     
    MEM12024A     Perform computations     27     
    MEM13014A     Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment     0     
    MEM14004A     Plan to undertake a routine task     0     
    MEM14005A     Plan a complete activity     36     
    MEM15002A     Apply quality systems     18     
    MEM15024A     Apply quality procedures     0     
    MEM16006A     Organise and communicate information     18     
    MEM16007A     Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment     0     
    MEM16008A     Interact with computing technology     18     
    MEM17003A     Assist in the provision of on the job training     18     

    Group 2 FABRICATION TRADE STREAM UNITS

    Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 40 must be completed

    Subgroup 3 ASSEMBLY UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM03003B     Perform sheet and plate assembly     36           4

    Subgroup 4 CASTING AND MOULDING UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM04001B     Operate melting furnaces     36           4
    MEM04002B     Perform gravity die casting     18           2
    MEM04003B     Operate pressure die casting machine     36           4
    MEM04004B     Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding     36           4
    MEM04005B     Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing)     144           16
    MEM04006B     Operate sand moulding and core making machines     72           8
    MEM04007B     Pour molten metal     36           4
    MEM04008B     Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings     36           4
    MEM04010B     Develop and manufacture wood patterns     180           20
    MEM04011B     Produce polymer patterns     72           8
    MEM04012B     Assemble plated patterns     72           8
    MEM04013B     Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns     18           2
    MEM04014B     Develop and manufacture production patterns     72           8
    MEM04015B     Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment     54           6
    MEM04016C     Develop and manufacture precision models     54           6
    MEM04017B     Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns     36           4
    MEM04018B     Perform general woodworking machine operations     36           4
    MEM04019B     Perform refractory installation and repair     36           4

    Subgroup 5 FABRICATION UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM05001B     Perform manual soldering/desoldering electrical/electronic components     36           4
    MEM05002B     Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering     36           4
    MEM05003B     Perform soft soldering     18           2
    MEM05004C     Perform routine oxy acetylene welding     18           2
    MEM05005B     Carry out mechanical cutting     18           2
    MEM05006B     Perform brazing and/or silver soldering     18           2
    MEM05007C     Perform manual heating and thermal cutting     18           2
    MEM05008C     Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping     18           2
    MEM05009C     Perform automated thermal cutting     18           2
    MEM05010B     Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques     72           8
    MEM05011C     Assemble fabricated components     72           8
    MEM05012C     Perform routine manual metal arc welding     18           2
    MEM05013C     Perform manual production welding     18           2
    MEM05014C     Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications     18           2
    MEM05015C     Weld using manual metal arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05016C     Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05017C     Weld using gas metal arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05018C     Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05019C     Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05020C     Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05022C     Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process     54           6
    MEM05023C     Weld using submerged arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05026B     Apply welding principles     36           4
    MEM05036C     Repair/replace/modify fabrications     36           4
    MEM05037B     Perform geometric development     54           6
    MEM05038B     Perform advanced geometric development cylindrical/rectangular     18           2
    MEM05039B     Perform advanced geometric development conical     18           2
    MEM05040B     Perform advanced geometric development transitions     36           4
    MEM05041B     Weld using powder flame spraying     36           4
    MEM05047B     Weld using flux core arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05048B     Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process     36           4
    MEM05049B     Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding     18           2
    MEM05050B     Perform routine gas metal arc welding     18           2
    MEM05051A     Select welding processes     18           2
    MEM05052A     Apply safe welding practices     36           4
    MEM05053A     Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines     36           4
    MEM05054A     Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines     36           4

    Subgroup 8 SURFACE FINISHING UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM08001B     Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work     36           4
    MEM08003C     Perform electroplating operations     54           6
    MEM08007B     Control surface finish production and finished product quality     36           4
    MEM08008B     Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process     27           3
    MEM08010B     Manually finish/polish materials     54           6
    MEM08012B     Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)     36           4
    MEM08016B     Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions     9           1
    MEM08018B     Electroplate engineering coatings     54           6

    Subgroup 9 DRAWING, DRAFTING AND DESIGN UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM09002B     Interpret technical drawing     36           4

    Subgroup 10 INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM10001C     Erect structures     36           4

    Subgroup 12 MEASUREMENT UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM12007C     Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes     36           4

    Subgroup 18 MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS UNITS


    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM18001C     Use hand tools     18           2
    MEM18002B     Use power tools/hand held operations     18           2

    Group 3 OTHER SPECIALISATION UNITS


    You may choose electives from this group

    Subgroup 3 ASSEMBLY UNITS


    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM03001B     Perform manual production assembly     36           4

    Subgroup 6 FORGING UNITS


    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM06001B     Perform hand forging     36           4
    MEM06002B     Perform hammer forging     36           4
    MEM06003C     Carry out heat treatment     54           6
    MEM06004B     Select heat treatment processes and test finished product     54           4
    MEM06005B     Perform drop and upset forging     36           4
    MEM06006C     Repair springs     36           4
    MEM06007B     Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing     18           2
    MEM06008A     Hammer forge complex shapes     36           4
    MEM06009A     Hand forge complex shapes     36           4

    Subgroup 7 MACHINE AND PROCESS OPERATION UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM07001B     Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment     18           2
    MEM07005B     Perform general machining     72           8
    MEM07006B     Perform lathe operations     36           4
    MEM07007B     Perform milling operations     36           4
    MEM07008C     Perform grinding operations     36           4
    MEM07015B     Set computer controlled machines/processes     18           2
    MEM07016C     Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes     36           4
    MEM07018C     Write basic NC/CNC programs     36           4
    MEM07032B     Use workshop machines for basic operations     18           2

    Subgroup 9 DRAWING, DRAFTING AND DESIGN UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM09003B     Prepare basic engineering drawing     72           8
    MEM09005B     Perform basic engineering detail drafting     72           8

    Subgroup 10 INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM10002B     Terminate and connect electrical wiring     27           3
    MEM10010B     Install pipework and pipework assemblies     36           4

    Subgroup 11 MATERIALS HANDLING UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM11001C     Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment     36           4
    MEM11010B     Operate mobile load shifting equipment     36           4
    MEM11011B     Undertake manual handling     18           2
    MEM11022B     Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment     36           4

    Subgroup 12 MEASUREMENT

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM12001B     Use comparison and basic measuring devices     18           2
    MEM12003B     Perform precision mechanical measurement     18           2
    MEM12006B     Mark off/out (general engineering)     36           4

    Subgroup 13 OH&S UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)

    MEM13001B     Perform emergency first aid     9           1
    MEM13002B     Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace     27           3
    MEM13003B     Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials     18           2
    MEM13004B     Work safely with molten metals/glass     18           2

    Subgroup 15 QUALITY UNITS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM15003B     Use improvement processes in team activities     36           4
    MEM15004B     Perform inspection     18           2
    MEM15022B     Verify reference standards     72           8

    Subgroup 18 MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    MEM18003C     Use tools for precision work     36           4
    MEM18005B     Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings     36           4
    MEM18006B     Repair and fit engineering components     54           6
    MEM18008B     Balance equipment     18           2
    MEM18012B     Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals     18           2
    MEM18013B     Perform gland packing     18           2
    MEM18049B     Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.     27           3
    MEM18055B     Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components     27           3


    Subgroup 24 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING UNITS


    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)    Weight

    MEM24001B     Perform basic penetrant testing     18           2
    MEM24003B     Perform basic magnetic particle testing     18           2

    Subgroup 30

    You may choose electives from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)    Weight

    MEM30012A     Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment     36           4

    Group 4 IMPORTED UNITS


    Module/units to a total weight/points of 15 may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)    Weight

    MCMC410A     Lead change in a manufacturing environment     50           5
    MCMS400A     Implement a competitive manufacturing system     50           5
    MCMS401A     Ensure process improvements are sustained     50           5
    PMBPROD287B     Weld plastic materials     36           4
    PMBWELD301B     Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines     54           6
    PMBWELD302A     Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines     54           6

    Group 99 TUTORIAL

    Your teacher will tell you if you need to do any modules/units from this group

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs    National Module(s)
    4208C     Manuf. & eng. technical tutorial support     54     
    NSWTENG201A     Metal and Engineering Work Placement     80     
    NSWTMET001A     MERS induction unit     10     

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