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Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Certificate III (MEM30305-01V07)
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Career area: Mechanical Technology 
Study area: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology 
National code: MEM30305  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Part Time Day  3 Years Anytime   
Features: Apprenticeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: This course is for people employed as apprentice metal fabrication tradespeople in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the competencies required to work as a fabrication tradesperson in these areas.

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.

The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE college. 
Entry requirements: There are no formal Training Package entry requirements for this course

It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract 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 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. 
Learning pathways: Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications. 
Career opportunities: Fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Welding, Boilermaking or Sheetmetal tradesperson). It would be expected that a Fabrication tradesperson would be working at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
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Offering name: MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Heavy) 
Offering code: 19WLG-999 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 3 Years
Scheduled attendance: Students will be provided with a course schedule when course details are confirmed. 
Hours per week: 7.5 
Starting from: Anytime 
About: There are no current offerings for this qualification. Please register your interest by clicking the Enquire button below and we can advise you when a new offering is available. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.

This program is for new apprentice metal fabricators and welders. This stream is set up for Heavy fabricators.

Students would generally attend TAFE NSW Wollongong 1 day per week, 8.00am - 4.30pm with proposed days of delivery as Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Students must be an apprentice to complete this course. If you are not an apprentice, please contact the teaching staff on 131 601 to discuss your options prior to enrolment, as other training options may be available.
Applying and enrolling: If you would like to register your interest for a course, Click on Enquire Now. You can also contact your local campus on 1300 823 374 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Officers.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,680
Second qualification $3,220
NSW Apprenticeship $2,000
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $15,470
Full Fee $15,130
Fee explanatory text: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. Students should refer to the Instalment Plan options for relevant details.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601