Qualification details

MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced16/Jul/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Dec/2005

Usage recommendation:
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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
MEM07001B - Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipmentPerform operational maintenance of machines/equipment N/A
MEM07002B - Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operationsPerform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations N/A
MEM07003B - Perform machine setting (routine)Perform machine setting (routine) N/A
MEM07004B - Perform machine setting (complex)Perform machine setting (complex) N/A
MEM07005C - Perform general machiningPerform general machining N/A
MEM07006C - Perform lathe operationsPerform lathe operations N/A
MEM07007C - Perform milling operationsPerform milling operations N/A
MEM07008D - Perform grinding operationsPerform grinding operations N/A
MEM07009B - Perform precision jig boring operationsPerform precision jig boring operations N/A
MEM07010B - Perform tool and cutter grinding operationsPerform tool and cutter grinding operations N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 323000 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4111-11 General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0307 Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 323000 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4111-11 General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson 25/May/2006 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0307 Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology 25/May/2006 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 01/Dec/2005 
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Modification History

ISC upgrade to include new units in Trade Specialisation list. Refer to Mapping of Changes.

Description

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. 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.

Job roles /employment outcome 

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries.

Application 

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical. Skills development would 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 productive work environment 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.

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 and 1st class machinist.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

There is no qualification entry requirement. It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and that the learner is receiving appropriate structured on-the-job training while undertaking this qualification.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering, MEM10205 Certificate I in Boating Services, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology or other relevant qualifications. Credit towards this qualification may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and Statements of Attainment.

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 relevant qualifications.

Additional qualification advice 

An additional descriptor may be added to this qualification to illustrate a particular skills focus or trade discipline.

This could be achieved by adding a pathway descriptor or sentence below the formal title of the qualification. Note that no changes may be made to the qualification title and the use of one of these descriptors to a qualification does not change the qualification's formal title or unique national code.

There are no specific requirements associated with the use of these descriptors other than their use should reflect the nature of the choice of units of competency in the qualification and must be consistent with the work role of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical.

Reference to other occupational or functional pathways consistent with the role of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical may be included on any qualification statement that is issued.

Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Where appropriate electives are taken these can also be used to satisfy regulations regarding refrigeration and air conditioning work. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Read, interpret, follow and communicate information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
  • Produce sketches, diagrams, charts or graphs
  • Check and clarify task-related information
  • Recognise and use common mechanical engineering terminology and symbols
  • Liaise with appropriate authorities

Teamwork

  • Work alone or as part of a team
  • Contribute to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work
  • Identify work roles, communicate and cooperate with others

Problem-solving

  • Undertake numerical operations, geometry and calculations/ formulae (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages and proportions, simple ratios and averages)
  • Use appropriate measuring techniques
  • Inspect quality of own or other employee's work
  • Analyse information according to enterprise and work requirements
  • Assess operation and condition of components against specifications or manufacturer's requirements
  • Use diagnostic skills and tests to identify and determine causes of faults, including interpretation of in-built fault indicators and error codes
  • Develop, implement and evaluate solutions to problems
  • Translate designs into practical outcomes

Initiative and enterprise

  • Be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts
  • Identify actual and foreseeable workplace hazards during course of work
  • Implement OHS risk management procedures
  • Modify work plan to overcome unforeseen difficulties or developments that occur as work progresses
  • Participate in improvement procedures including process, quality and internal/external customer/supplier relationships
  • Economise material and energy use and minimise waste

Planning and organising

  • Plan, prioritise and sequence work operations/ complete activities/ scheduled production
  • Select and use planning techniques and tools
  • Organise and analyse information relevant to work
  • Set up jobs prior to commencement of work including selection of appropriate tools, equipment and materials and adjustment of equipment

Self-management

  • Carry out work safely and in accordance with company policy and procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and legislative requirements
  • Monitor performance of operation or quality of product or service to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Take responsibility for own work outcomes
  • Apply techniques, procedures, tools and equipment for compliance with site or manufacturers' specifications.

Learning

  • Check and clarify task related information with appropriate personnel or technical adviser
  • Identify customers' requirements with respect to the operation or quality of the product or service
  • Assess and modify own work practices
  • Use manuals, online help and other reference materials such as catalogues/lists as required
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable standards, legislation, codes of practice and product/process developments
  • Assist with on the job training and assessment

Technology

  • Select and use appropriate tools, equipment, materials and machines
  • Select and use appropriate measuring/testing devices
  • Navigate technology to access /input /store/retrieve/save and produce information/data using appropriate software applications
  • Apply knowledge of appropriate engineering principles, techniques, procedures, diagnostic methods, tools and equipment to achieve the required outcome
  • Calibrate equipment/instruments
  • Improve efficiency of machines and equipment in order to minimise waste

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Mechanical Trade stream units to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the total value to at least 73 points

Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or accredited courses.

Only select units that would be suitable for Mechanical Trade occupational outcomes.

Additional qualification descriptors 

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Toolmaking; Watchmaking; Machining.

Core units 

  • select all of the units from this list

Unit code 

Unit title 

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 Units 

Group A  - Mechanical Trade stream units 

  • select units from this list to the value of at least 40 points

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MEM07001B

Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment

2

MEM07002B

Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations

4

MEM07003B

Perform machine setting (routine)

4

MEM07004B

Perform machine setting (complex)

8

MEM07005C

Perform general machining

8

MEM07006C

Perform lathe operations

4

MEM07007C

Perform milling operations

4

MEM07008D

Perform grinding operations

4

MEM07009B

Perform precision jig boring operations

4

MEM07010B

Perform tool and cutter grinding operations

4

MEM07011B

Perform complex milling operations

4

MEM07012B

Perform complex grinding operations

4

MEM07013B

Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machines

4

MEM07014B

Perform electro-discharge (EDM) machining operations

4

MEM07015B

Set computer controlled machines/processes

2

MEM07016C

Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes

4

MEM07018C

Write basic NC/CNC programs

4

MEM07019C

Program NC/CNC machining centre

2

MEM07020C

Program multiple spindle and/or multiple axis NC/CNC machining centre

2

MEM07021B

Perform complex lathe operations

4

MEM07022C

Program CNC wire cut machines

2

MEM07023C

Program and set up CNC manufacturing cell

6

MEM07024B

Operate and monitor machine/process

4

MEM07025B

Perform advanced machine/process operation

6

MEM07026B

Perform advanced plastic processing

6

MEM07027B

Perform advanced press operations

6

MEM07028B

Operate computer controlled machines/processes

2

MEM07029B

Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters

4

MEM07030C

Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic)

8

MEM07031C

Perform metal spinning lathe operations (complex)

4

MEM07032B

Use workshop machines for basic operations

2

MEM07033B

Operate and monitor basic boiler

6

MEM07034A

Operate and monitor intermediate class boiler

4

MEM07040A

Set multistage integrated processes

6

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

4

MEM09022A

Create 2D code files using computer aided manufacturing system

4

MEM10004B

Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters

2

MEM10006B

Install machine/plant

4

MEM12003B

Perform precision mechanical measurement

2

MEM12006C

Mark off/out (general engineering)

4

MEM13007B

Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers

2

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

2

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

2

MEM18003C

Use tools for precision work

4

MEM18004B

Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment

4

MEM18005B

Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

4

MEM18006C

Repair and fit engineering components

6

MEM18007B

Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

4

MEM18008B

Balance equipment

2

MEM18009B

Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

4

MEM18010C

Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

4

MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

2

MEM18012B

Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals

2

MEM18013B

Perform gland packing

2

MEM18014B

Manufacture press tools and gauges

8

MEM18015B

Maintain tools and dies

4

MEM18018C

Maintain pneumatic system components

4

MEM18019B

Maintain pneumatic systems

4

MEM18020B

Maintain hydraulic system components

4

MEM18021B

Maintain hydraulic systems

4

MEM18022B

Maintain fluid power controls

8

MEM18024B

Maintain engine cooling systems

2

MEM18025B

Service combustion engines

2

MEM18026C

Test compression ignition fuel systems

4

MEM18027C

Overhaul engine fuel system components

8

MEM18028B

Maintain engine lubrication systems

2

MEM18029B

Tune diesel engines

4

MEM18030B

Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems

8

MEM18031B

Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems

2

MEM18032B

Maintain induction/exhaust systems

4

MEM18033B

Perform engine bottom-end overhaul

4

MEM18034B

Perform engine top-end overhaul

8

MEM18035B

Diagnose and rectify braking systems

6

MEM18037B

Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems

2

MEM18038B

Maintain wheels and tyres

2

MEM18039B

Diagnose and rectify track type undercarriage

4

MEM18040B

Maintain suspension systems

4

MEM18041B

Maintain steering systems

4

MEM18042C

Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions

4

MEM18043C

Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions

8

MEM18044C

Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives

4

MEM18045B

Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply

4

MEM18046B

Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

10

MEM18047B

Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant

4

MEM18048B

Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits

12

MEM18049C

Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

3

MEM18050C

Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

3

MEM18051B

Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits

6

MEM18052B

Maintain fluid power systems for mobile plant

4

MEM18054B

Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment

8

MEM18055B

Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

3

MEM18056B

Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components

10

MEM18057B

Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment

6

MEM18058C

Modify electronic equipment

4

MEM18060B

Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems

8

MEM18062B

Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements

8

MEM18063B

Terminate signal and data cables

4

MEM18064B

Maintain instrumentation system components

6

MEM18065B

Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components

10

MEM18066B

Diagnose and repair microprocessor-based equipment

6

MEM18067B

Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems

6

MEM18071B

Connect/disconnect fluid conveying system components

2

MEM18072B

Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies

4

MEM18086B

Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

4

MEM18087B

Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

6

MEM18088B

Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components

4

MEM18089B

Maintain and repair central air handling systems

6

MEM18090B

Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components

6

MEM18091B

Maintain and repair multi stage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems

4

MEM18092B

Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls

6

MEM18094B

Service and repair commercial refrigeration

6

MEM18095A

Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment

4

MEM18096A

Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment

6

MEM18097A

Manufacture cavity dies

8

MEM18098A

Prepare to perform work associated with fuel system installation and servicing*

2

Group B  - Trade Specialisation units 

  • Select units from the Certificate III Trade Specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of MEM05 to bring the total value of units to at least 73 points, including any prerequisites.

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