National ID: MEM30705 | State ID: W242


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a tradesman working in marine craft construction. Training is project based and covers all aspects of the construction process from design and drawing including the use of CAD , timber construction of plugs, and composite moulds and products. 

People with this qualification may work in a manufacturing or repair organisation producing a variety of marine craft from superyachts to kayaks. 

This qualification is available to apprentices only.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification may allow you to become a shipbuilder.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Further Study Options at Challenger Institute of Technology:
W245 Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40105

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Henderson

Six semesters (3 years)

How Apprenticeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification may allow you to become a shipbuilder.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Further Study Options at Challenger Institute of Technology:
W245 Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40105

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Phase 1

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply fibre-reinforced materials MEM25001B W5714
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment MEM13014A W5502
Interpret technical drawing MEM09002B W5418
Plan to undertake a routine task MEM14004A W5512
Prepare basic engineering drawing MEM09003B W5419
Use hand tools MEM18001C W5563
Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18002B W5574
Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials MEM13003B W5505

Phase 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply quality procedures MEM15024A W5531
Apply quality systems MEM15002A W5532
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Perform engineering measurements MEM12023A W5492
Perform general woodworking machine operations MEM04018B W5282
Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means MEM08011B W5391

Phase 3

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Mark off/out (general engineering) MEM12006C WA993
Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes MEM12007D WA651
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Perform basic engineering detail drafting MEM09005B W5421
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment MEM16007A W5548

Phase 4

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries MEM25015A W5713
Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components MEM25005B W5718
Fair and shape surfaces MEM25004B W5717
Set up marine vessel structures MEM25003B W5716
Undertake marine sheathing operations MEM25006B W5719

Phase 5

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply protective coatings (basic) MEM08014B W5394
Assist in the provision of on the job training MEM17003A W5552
Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures MEM25002B W5715
Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes MEM09021B W5415
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Perform computations MEM12024A W5449
Perform fitout procedures MEM25010B W5708
Plan a complete activity MEM14005A W5513
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated August 23, 2017