Qualification details

MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 3) Replaced27/Sep/2011
(View details for release 2) Replaced16/Jul/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Dec/2005

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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
MEM03003B - Perform sheet and plate assemblyPerform sheet and plate assembly N/A
MEM04001B - Operate melting furnacesOperate melting furnaces N/A
MEM04002B - Perform gravity die castingPerform gravity die casting N/A
MEM04003B - Operate pressure die casting machineOperate pressure die casting machine N/A
MEM04004B - Prepare and mix sand for metal mouldingPrepare and mix sand for metal moulding N/A
MEM04005C - Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing)Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing) N/A
MEM04006B - Operate sand moulding and core making machinesOperate sand moulding and core making machines N/A
MEM04007B - Pour molten metalPour molten metal N/A
MEM04008B - Fettle and trim metal castings/forgingsFettle and trim metal castings/forgings N/A
MEM04010B - Develop and manufacture wood patternsDevelop and manufacture wood patterns N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4121-11 General Fabrication 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 322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4121-11 General Fabrication 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 for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated 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 outcomes 

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication including metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment.

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

Application 

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication. Skills development would usually 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 metal fabrication tradesperson, boilermaker, 1st class sheet metal worker, 1st class welder, moulder, foundry tradesperson and patternmaker.

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 for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for 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 pre-vocational and pre-apprenticeship programs 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 skill 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 - Fabrication.

Reference to other occupational or functional pathways consistent with the role of an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication 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 of competency in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. 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
  • Convey and share technical information
  • Produce sketches, diagrams, charts or graphs
  • Check and clarify task-related information
  • Recognise and use common fabrication terminology
  • 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 to identify and determine causes of faults, including interpretation of in-built fault indicators and error codes
  • 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 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, environmental guidelines 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, tools and equipment to achieve the required outcome

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

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

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Fabrication stream units listed below 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 Fabrication Trade occupational outcomes.

Additional qualification descriptors 

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Casting and Moulding; Heavy Fabrication; Light Fabrication; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Surface Finishing; Welding.

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  - Fabrication Trade stream units 

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

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MEM03003B

Perform sheet and plate assembly

4

MEM04001B

Operate melting furnaces

4

MEM04002B

Perform gravity die casting

2

MEM04003B

Operate pressure die casting machine

4

MEM04004B

Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding

4

MEM04005C

Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing)

16

MEM04006B

Operate sand moulding and core making machines

8

MEM04007B

Pour molten metal

4

MEM04008B

Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings

4

MEM04010B

Develop and manufacture wood patterns

20

MEM04011B

Produce polymer patterns

8

MEM04012B

Assemble plated patterns

8

MEM04013B

Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns

2

MEM04014B

Develop and manufacture production patterns

8

MEM04015B

Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment

6

MEM04016C

Develop and manufacture precision models

6

MEM04017B

Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns

4

MEM04018B

Perform general woodworking machine operations

4

MEM04019B

Perform refractory installation and repair

4

MEM05001B

Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components

4

MEM05002B

Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering

4

MEM05003B

Perform soft soldering

2

MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

2

MEM05005B

Carry out mechanical cutting

2

MEM05006C

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

2

MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

2

MEM05008C

Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping

2

MEM05009C

Perform automated thermal cutting

2

MEM05010C

Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques

8

MEM05011D

Assemble fabricated components

8

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

2

MEM05013C

Perform manual production welding

2

MEM05014C

Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications

2

MEM05015D

Weld using manual metal arc welding process

4

MEM05016C

Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process

4

MEM05017D

Weld using gas metal arc welding process

4

MEM05018C

Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

4

MEM05019D

Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

4

MEM05020C

Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process

4

MEM05022C

Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process

6

MEM05023C

Weld using submerged arc welding process

4

MEM05026C

Apply welding principles

4

MEM05036C

Repair/replace/modify fabrications

4

MEM05037C

Perform geometric development

6

MEM05038B

Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular

2

MEM05039B

Perform advanced geometric development - conical

2

MEM05040B

Perform advanced geometric development - transitions

4

MEM05041B

Weld using powder flame spraying

4

MEM05047B

Weld using flux core arc welding process

4

MEM05048B

Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process

4

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

2

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

2

MEM05051A

Select welding processes

2

MEM05052A

Apply safe welding practices

4

MEM05053A

Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines

4

MEM05054A

Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines

4

MEM06001B

Perform hand forging

4

MEM06002B

Perform hammer forging

4

MEM06003C

Carry out heat treatment

6

MEM06004B

Select heat treatment processes and test finished product

6

MEM06005B

Perform drop and upset forging

4

MEM06006C

Repair springs

4

MEM06008A

Hammer forge complex shapes

4

MEM06009A

Hand forge complex shapes

4

MEM08001B

Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work

4

MEM08002C

Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating

4

MEM08003C

Perform electroplating operations

6

MEM08004B

Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods

4

MEM08005B

Prepare and produce specialised coatings

4

MEM08006B

Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium

2

MEM08007B

Control surface finish production and finished product quality

4

MEM08008B

Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process

3

MEM08009C

Make up solutions

2

MEM08010B

Manually finish/polish materials

6

MEM08011B

Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

2

MEM08012B

Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)

4

MEM08013B

Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)

4

MEM08014B

Apply protective coatings (basic)

4

MEM08015B

Apply protective coatings (advanced)

4

MEM08016B

Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions

1

MEM08018B

Electroplate engineering coatings

6

MEM08019B

Electroplate protective finishes

6

MEM08020B

Electroplate decorative finishes

6

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

4

MEM10001C

Erect structures

4

MEM12007D

Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

4

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

2

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

2

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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