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Gain skills to become an Engineering Tradesperson

Fast-track your engineering career with this dual qualification. Develop practical and technical skills to interpret, fabricate and weld various engineering applications, from pipelines to bridges, from high-rise buildings to plant and mining equipment through to being able to use various workshop equipment within an engineering environment. Course details

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Bundamba, Toowoomba

Key dates and info


Workplace/TAFE: up to 4 years

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1300 914 754

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How to enrol

Get into the workshop, and, a rewarding career...

If you're looking for a career in engineering; we offer a range of qualifications from Boilermaker, Diesel fitter, Fitter and Turner to Mechanic and Welder.

Key dates

Bundamba Any time Workplace/TAFE
Toowoomba Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • steel capped boots
  • protective clothing appropriate to your trade
  • safety glasses
  • personal stationery i.e. pens and paper


Delivery of this program is available as a combination of workplace training and may include some delivery at TAFE. Where workplace training is selected, a Teacher will be assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge. Delivery at TAFE consists of face-to-face classes after being released from the workplace by your employer. The duration of your attendance will vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in your individual training plan.

TAFE attendance times: Mondays from 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm, and Fridays from 8am to 2.30pm (please refer to training notices for minor variations to start and end times).

Please note, timetable schedules may change each semester.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 12 core units and completion of Group A Fabrication stream units to the value of at least 40 points plus completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units to the value of at least 73 points, selected from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05037C Perform geometric development Elective
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05051A Select welding processes Elective
MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Elective
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials Elective
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Elective
MEM05003B Perform soft soldering Elective
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Elective
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering Elective
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Elective
MEM03001B Perform manual production assembly Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Job prospects

  • Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 12 June 2017

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