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MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working)

National ID: MEM30319 State ID: AD62
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Are you looking for a career creating and repairing metal structures and products?

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal) you'll be ready for a career as a sheetmetal worker or light metal fabricator in industries such as mining, commercial and residential construction, hospitality, medical, food, defence, commercial, recreational marine, automotive and aviation.

The course begins by establishing the foundation skills that are required to be a successful sheetmetal tradesperson. Students undertake workshop and classroom projects to develop the skills and knowledge required by a tradesperson. 

Gain these skills

  • Create and work with light metal fabrications
  • Use workshop machines, hand and power tools
  • Sheet and plate assembly
  • Thermal (Oxy fuel) cutting, tungsten arc (TIG) welding and gas metal arc (MIG) welding
  • Sketching and drawing interpretation
  • Problem solving, error detection and correction
  • Advanced fabrication and job presentation skills
  • Polishing skills

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

This course is only available as an apprenticeship, and you must be employed under a training contract with an organisation relevant to the trade.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • earn a wage while you train
  • learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Thornlie - Apprenticeship

When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Apprenticeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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