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Course Number: MEM30305-01V06
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 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 5 campuses
Must be working in the industry or have had significant industry experience or is under an apprenticeship contract
When you finish this course you can enrol in the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering or other engineering courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05.
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 Number 9035)
Tradesperson (metal fabrication and associated industries).
It would be expected that a Fabrication tradesperson (traditionally referred to as Welding, Boilermaking or Sheetmetal tradesperson) would be working at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
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