TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical - MEM30505

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for people entering the metal and engineering industry in technical (non-trade) occupations such as CAD drafter, production scheduler, engineering assistant or similar roles. Students will gain compulsory competencies in organising and analysing information and in interacting with computing technology. They will also gain a range of elective competencies in areas relevant to current or intended employment such as CAD, drafting, quality assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and basic non-destructive testing.


  • 10 units: 2 core
  • 8 elective


  • Produce detailed engineering drawings
  • Perform basic eddy current testing
  • Perform computations
  • Work safely with ionizing radiation
  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • Produce basic engineering graphics
  • Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
  • Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
  • Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • Use hand tools
  • Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • Undertake supervised procurement activities
  • Perform basic radiographic testing
  • Prepare a simple production schedule
  • Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • Assist in sales of technical products/systems
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
  • Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Use CAD to create and display 3D models
  • Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
  • Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

Study pathways

Not Applicable

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