Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade - MEM30219

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01985A

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes. The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.


  • Perform basic eddy current testing
  • Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform complex milling operations
  • Perform grinding operations
  • Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
  • Perform complex metal spinning lathe operations
  • Perform complex lathe operations
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Perform electro-discharge machining (EDM) operations
  • Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • Perform complex grinding operations
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform tool and cutter grinding operations
  • Perform gland packing
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Perform precision jig boring operations
  • Plan work activities
  • Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
  • Terminate and connect electrical wiring
  • Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate mobile load shifting equipment
  • Order materials
  • Perform precision fitting of engineering components
  • Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)
  • Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
  • Maintain hydraulic system components
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Perform milling operations
  • Maintain pneumatic system components
  • Prepare basic engineering drawing
  • Set multistage integrated processes
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement
  • Use improvement processes in team activities
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
  • Install pipework and pipework assemblies
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Apply basic engineering design concepts
  • Use hand tools
  • Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
  • Perform basic metal spinning lathe operations
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Install machine/plant
  • Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Set and operate coordinate measuring machines
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Balance equipment
  • Perform computations
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Perform general machining
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Set computer controlled machines and processes
  • Weld using flame powder spraying
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations
  • Commission programmable controller programs
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Measure components using coordinate measuring machines
  • Perform lathe operations

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Swan Hill International: $5,610 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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