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MEM30205 – Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Course Summary:

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical work.

Career Outcomes:

Occupational titles that this qualification is suitable for may vary and include:

  • Mechanical Tradesperson
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitter and Machinist
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Diesel Fitter
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • 1st class machinist



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time




72 months

36 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery
  • Classroom

How to Apply:                     

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements

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.

Fees and Charges

Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade are:

  • Completion of all (12) core units of competency listed below, and
  • Completion of Group A units to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • Completion of units from Group B to bring the total value to at least 73 points

Core Units

  • MEM12023A Perform Engineering Measurements
  • MEM12024A Perform Computations
  • MEM13014A Apply Principles of Occupational Health and Safety in the Work Environment
  • MEM14004A Plan to Undertake a Routine Task
  • MEM14005A Plan a Complete Activity
  • MEM15002A Apply Quality Systems
  • MEM15024A Apply Quality Procedures
  • MEM16006A Organise and Communicate Information
  • MEM16007A Work with Others in a Manufacturing, Engineering or Related Environment
  • MEM16008A Interact with Computing Technology
  • MEM17003A Assist in the Provision of On the Job Training
  • MSAENV272B Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Elective Group A

  • MEM07001B Perform Operational Maintenance of Machines/Equipment
  • MEM07003B Perform Machine Setting (routine)
  • MEM07005C Perform General Machining
  • MEM07006C Perform Lathe Operations
  • MEM07007C Perform Milling Operations
  • MEM07008D Perform Grinding Operations
  • MEM07024B Operate and Monitor Machine/Process
  • MEM09002B Interpret Technical Drawing
  • MEM12003B Perform Precision Mechanical Measurement
  • MEM12006C Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)
  • MEM18001C Use Hand Tools
  • MEM18002B Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations
  • MEM18003C Use Tools for Precision Work
  • MEM18006C Repair and Fit Engineering Components
  • MEM18011C Shut Down and Isolate Machines/Equipment
  • MEM18020B Maintain Hydraulic System Components
  • MEM18021B Maintain Hydraulic Systems
  • MEM18055B Dismantle, Replace and Assemble Engineering Components

Elective Group B

  • MEM05051A Select Welding Processes
  • MEM05049B Perform Routine Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • MEM05013C Perform Manual Production Welding
  • MEM05015D Weld using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
  • MDM05050B Perform Routine Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • MEM05004C Perform Routine Oxy Acetylene Welding
  • MEM05012C Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • MEM05052A Apply Safe Welding Practices
  • MEM05005B Carry Out Mechanical Cutting
  • MEM11010B Operate Mobile Load Shifting Equipment
  • MEM11011B Undertake Manual Handling
  • MEM16005A Operate as a Team Member to Conduct Engineering Activities
  • MEM11016B Order Materials