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Course Number: MEM30305-02V06 (HVY)
Are you a welding and metal fabrication tradesperson looking for an apprenticeship opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification? Our Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade teaches trade-level welding and fabrication skills for the metal and engineering industries. Successful graduates will not only earn an industry qualification, but find improved workplace satisfaction and be eligible for higher wages.Our qualified teachers have direct industry connections and you will learn skills that are relevant to current industry practices. The course is delivered in the workplace and face-to-face in at a North Coast TAFE campus.To be eligible, students must be working in the industry, have had significant industry experience, or be under an apprenticeship contract. Students will be assessed via practical and theoretical examination.
Offered on 2 campuses
On the job/in the Community
There are no formal educational requirements for this course, however students would normally be expected to be in, or seeking relevant employment in the Metal and Engineering Industry.North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
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
Depending on your choice of electives, you may be eligible to receive;
MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering (NSW course number 9049)
MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (NSW course number 9050)
MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology (NSW course
Heavy fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Boilermaking
Tradesperson) at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated
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