Qualification details

MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 05/Apr/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced08/May/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Apr/2011

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AUM4003A - Interpret customer requirementsInterpret customer requirements N/A
FDFOP2005A - Work in a socially diverse environmentWork in a socially diverse environment N/A
LMTGN4002A - Participate in product engineeringParticipate in product engineering N/A
LMTGN4016A - Contribute to the development of products or processesContribute to the development of products or processes N/A
MEM05051A - Select welding processesSelect welding processes N/A
MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawingInterpret technical drawing N/A
MEM12024A - Perform computationsPerform computations N/A
MEM13003B - Work safely with industrial chemicals and materialsWork safely with industrial chemicals and materials N/A
MEM13004B - Work safely with molten metals/glassWork safely with molten metals/glass N/A
MEM15001B - Perform basic statistical quality controlPerform basic statistical quality control N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399000 Miscellaneous Technicians And Trades Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999 Other Miscellaneous Tradespersons And Related Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Manufacturing Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Metallurgy Technical Assistant,Laboratory Assistant (Manufacturing),Product Designer,Manufacturing Process Operator,Structural Steel Detailing Assistant,Polymer Technical Assistant,Drafting Technical Operative,Manufacturing Technical Operative,Quality Assurance Assistant (Manufacturing) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399000 Miscellaneous Technicians And Trades Workers 05/May/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999 Other Miscellaneous Tradespersons And Related Workers 05/May/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 05/May/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Apr/2011 
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Modification History

Version 4 - MEM elective imported units replaced by current versions. Equivalent.

Version 3 - MSACM units replaced by MSS units from MSS11v2 Sustainability Training Package.

Version 2 - Imported unit codes updated.

Description

This qualification is suitable for delivery as part of a one-year Technology Cadetship, or can be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.

This qualification has seven specialist streams available. These are:

  • CAD/drafting
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Laboratory operations
  • Technical officer
  • Metallurgy
  • Polymer technology
  • Structural steel detailing.

Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.

Note:

  • The minimum requirements for the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology can also be met by holders of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technician from the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by manufacturing technology related industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • communicate production abnormalities, documentation and test results
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • read, interpret and communicate work related documents
  • communicate with all team members

Teamwork

  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • work as part of a team
  • identify team performance required to meet customer needs
  • provide leadership to others in the team
  • encourage the sharing of information between team members
  • plan and support team activities

Problem solving

  • identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution
  • investigate problem causes
  • implement changes
  • examine equipment for damage, missing components or other defects
  • identify and promptly address problems or issues
  • assess quality of work according to specifications
  • determine effective work practices
  • problem solve machine operational requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • gather and analyse information
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
  • identify and implement simple process improvements
  • coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes
  • use analytical and decision making skills

Planning and organising

  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • organise self and others to meet production schedules
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • select and use appropriate tools and equipment
  • apply time management skills to ensure work flow

Self management

  • plan own work requirements from production requests
  • operate within appropriate time constraints and work standards
  • select and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
  • plan to ensure effective production
  • apply workplace procedures
  • identify resource requirements, document and monitor
  • recognise limitations and seek timely advice

Learning

  • ask questions to gain information
  • identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • participate in improvement procedures
  • participate in development of continuous improvement strategies

Technology

  • operate and adjust processes
  • start up and shut down equipment
  • set up equipment
  • monitor product/process quality
  • function and operating principles of equipment, machine components
  • maintain computer based workplace records

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded a Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology, competency must be achieved in eleven  (11 ) units of competency:

  • three  (3 ) core units of competency
  • eight  (8 ) elective units of competency chosen as described below.

Core units 

The following three  (3 ) units must be chosen.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Prerequisites 

Note that elective units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of units required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for details.

Elective units 

Group A  - specialist streams 

Choose eight  (8 ) elective units as specified for a specialist stream.

Note :

  • All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General Electives.
  • A maximum of two general elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

CAD /drafting specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) systems to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

MEM30025A

Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

*

Manufacturing operations specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units as follows:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FDFOP2005A

Work in a socially diverse environment

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

Laboratory operations specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MSL913001A

Communicate with other people

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL933002A

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

MSL953001A

Receive and prepare samples for testing

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL963001A

Operate basic handblowing equipment

MSL963002A

Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973005A

Assist with fieldwork

MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

Technical officer specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30013A

Assist in the design of basic workplace layout

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

Metallurgy specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of five  (5 ) from the two groups below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Metallurgy group 1 

Choose at least three (3) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSATCM301A

Test the mechanical properties of materials

MSATCM302A

Monitor basic ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM303A

Monitor basic non-ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM304A

Interpret basic binary phase diagrams

MSATCM305A

Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations

Metallurgy group 2 

Choose at least two (2) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

MEM13004B

Work safely with molten metals/glass

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

*

Polymer technology specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Note that either PMBPREP301C or PMBPREP303C may be chosen, but not both.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

PMAOPS350B

Match and adjust colour

PMBPREP206C

Prepare materials to formulae

PMBPREP301C

Set up and prepare for production

PMBPREP303C

Set up equipment for continuous production

PMBPREP304C

Set a die

PMBPROD235C

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

PMBTECH301B

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

*

PMBTECH302A

Modify existing compounds

PMBTECH303A

Make minor modifications to products

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

Up to two (2) relevant units may be chosen from the production  units available at Certificate III in the Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking Training Package (PMB07), or its endorsed replacement.

Structural steel detailing specialist stream 

Select eight  (8 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSATCS301A

Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing

*

MSATCS302A

Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections

*

MEM05051A

Select welding processes

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic engineering elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

Group B  - General electives 

The balance of units for each specialist stream may be chosen from this list as specified below:

CAD/drafting:

Up to two units

Manufacturing operations:

Up to two units

Laboratory operations:

Up to two units

Technical officer:

Up to two units

Metallurgy:

Up to three units

Polymer technology:

Up to two units

Structural steel detailing:

Up to two units

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

FDFOP2005A

Work in a socially diverse environment

LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM05051A

Select welding processes

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals

MEM13004B

Work safely with molten metals/glass

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30031A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

MEM30013A

Assist in the design of basic workplace layout

MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

MEM30025A

Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

*

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

MSATCM301A

Test the mechanical properties of materials

MSATCM302A

Monitor basic ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM303A

Monitor basic non-ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM304A

Interpret basic binary phase diagrams

MSATCM305A

Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations

MSATCS301A

Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing

*

MSATCS302A

Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections

*

MSL913001A

Communicate with other people

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL933002A

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

MSL953001A

Receive and prepare samples for testing

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL963001A

Operate basic handblowing equipment

MSL963002A

Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973005A

Assist with fieldwork

MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

PMAOPS350B

Match and adjust colour

PMBPREP206C

Prepare materials to formulae

PMBPREP301C

Set up and prepare for production

PMBPREP303C

Set up equipment for continuous production

PMBPREP304C

Set a die

PMBPROD235C

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

PMBTECH301B

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

*

PMBTECH302A

Modify existing compounds

PMBTECH303A

Make minor modifications to products

A maximum of two  (2) general electives may be imported from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificate III.

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