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Climb the ranks in your fabrication/welding career

This higher-level qualification will see you gain design, assembly, fabrication of structures and assemblies skills; learn joining techniques, as well as teamwork and communication skills (amongst many others) in order to seek employment within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. Enrol to excel in the fabrication trade today! Course details

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Bundamba, Kingaroy, Toowoomba

Key dates and info


Workplace/TAFE: up to 2 years

Course details

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
Kingaroy Any time Workplace/TAFE
Toowoomba Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

You must hold a Cerificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade to undertake this post trade course.

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

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

Employers - for further information visit Australian Apprenticeships Pathways.

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website also provides information to Queenslanders about apprenticeships, traineeships and school-based system.


Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • steel capped boots
  • protective clothing appropriate to the engineering trade
  • clear safety glasses
  • personal stationery (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 units from Group A Specialisation electives to the value of at least 12 points and completion of Group B electives to bring the total value to at least 36 points. Depending on when you completed your Certiificate III in Engineering you may need to complete 1 core unit listed below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM05047B Weld using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM05048B Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process Elective
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05040B Perform advanced geometric development - transitions Elective
MEM05039B Perform advanced geometric development - conical Elective
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Elective
MEM05038B Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular Elective
MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications Elective
MEM05026C Apply welding principles Elective
MEM05023C Weld using submerged arc welding process Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective


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

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

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


MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering

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 14 June 2016

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