MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade)


About this qualification:

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship 

Career Opportunities:


The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication roles in other industries.

* BLTI does not guarantees a role for this course 

Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects in the Fabrication Industry


Pre- entry Requirements:

There is no qualification entry requirement. It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an employee and that the learner is receiving appropriate structured on the job training while undertaking this qualification


This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed any of the following:

  • MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering,

  • MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services,

  • MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering,

  • MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology or other relevant qualifications.


Credit towards this qualification may also include units of competency contained within relevant pre-vocational and pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.

Delivery and Assessment: 

We offer students the flexibility of choosing between workshop and classroom delivery or workplace training. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, and case study. 

Qualification Structure:

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and

  • completion of Group A Fabrication stream units to the value of at least 40 points, and

  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units to bring the total value to at least 73 points 


Core Units

  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

  • MEM12024A Perform computations

  • MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

  • MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task

  • MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

  • MEM15002A Apply quality systems

  • MEM15024A Apply quality procedures

  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

  • MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

  • MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training

  • MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 



Elective Units


Stream A Electives (40 points required)

  • MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly (4 points)

  • MEM05003B Perform soft soldering (2 points)

  • MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding (2 points)

  • MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting  (2 points)

  • MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting (2 points)

  • MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding (2 points)

  • MEM05013C Perform manual production welding (2 points)

  • MEM05014C Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications (2 points)

  • MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process (4 points)

  • MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process (4 points)

  • MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process (4 points)

  • MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process (4 points)

  • MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding  (2 points)

  • MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding (2 points)

  • MEM05051A Select welding processes (2 points)


Group B units (34 points)  

  • MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices (2 points)

  • MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment (2 points)

  • MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials (6 points)

  • MEM11001C Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment (4 points)

  • MEM11005B Pick and process order (4 points)

  • MEM11011B Undertake manual handling (2 points)

  • MEM12001B Use comparison and basic measuring devices (2 points)

  • MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials (2 points)

  • MEM15004B Perform inspection (2 points)

  • MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities (2 points)

  • MEM16011A Communicate with individuals and small groups (2 points)

  • MEM18001C Use hand tools (2 points)

  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations (2 points)



Course duration: It is expected that the 1200 hours be completed over a 1 - 1.5 year period.


Cost: Please visit the BLTI 2017 indicative Fee Schedule



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