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MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Mobile Plant Mechanic)

National ID MEM31419 State ID AD55
Rev up your career and become a skilled mobile plant mechanic

This apprenticeship offers hands-on training in diesel fitting and plant mechanics, preparing you for roles in mining, civil construction, and more. Gain skills in diagnosing faults, interpreting technical drawings, and servicing heavy mobile equipment. Unlock doors to exciting opportunities in metal, engineering, manufacturing, and mining.

Your in-demand skills pave the way for roles like Heavy-Duty Fitter, Diesel Mechanic, or Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, whether in the Pilbara's mines or local settings.

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person servicing heavy plant equipment

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

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When Continuous enrolment.

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Do you dream of working with massive machines like dozers, graders and heavy-duty vehicles? Get the wheels turning and take the first step to becoming a Mobile Plant Mechanic - you'll get skilled in figuring out how the big machines run, finding faults and restoring equipment back to smooth working order.

This course is a nationally recognised Apprenticeship which will provide you with the hands-on training you need to become trade qualified specialising in diesel fitting and plant mechanics.

Be introduced to engineering and manufacturing fields and gain the skillset to service and repair mechanical systems of heavy mobile equipment including earthmoving, agricultural and industrial machinery used in sectors such as mining and civil construction.

You'll complete your Apprenticeship under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson as you learn to diagnose faults in plant machinery and identify the repairs to be made, along with the solutions to rectify and prevent problems. You'll be equipped with key trade fundamentals such as interpreting technical drawings, taking engineering measurements, performing computations and using hand and power tools.

Get trained in areas such as maintaining electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant, facilitating maintenance on combustion engines, how to fix batteries, diagnosing and rectifying braking systems and drive line, maintaining steering systems and much more.

Your Apprenticeship can open up doors to a world of exciting employment options within metal, engineering, manufacturing, civil construction and mining industries, from iron ore mines in the Pilbara to local opportunities - your skills will be in-demand. You'll be well on your way to roles such as Heavy-Duty Fitter, Diesel Mechanic, or Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.

Gain these skills: 

•    interpret technical drawing
•    undertake manual handling
•    perform engineering measurements
•    perform computations
•    work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
•    organise and communicate information
•    assist in the provision of on-the-job training
•    use hand and power tools
•    diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
•    diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
•    apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
•    diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
•    diagnose and rectify braking systems
•    maintain steering systems
•    diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
 

How to become an Apprentice or Trainee(opens in a new tab)

  • interpret technical drawing
  • undertake manual handling
  • perform engineering measurements
  • perform computations
  • work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • organise and communicate information
  • assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • use hand and power tools
  • diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
  • diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
  • apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
  • diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
  • diagnose and rectify braking systems
  • maintain steering systems
  • diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives

 

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Units

Core  
National ID Unit title
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective  
National ID Unit title
MEM27001 Maintain and repair stationary and mobile plant engine cooling systems
MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems
MEM27004 Maintain and repair engine lubrication systems
MEM27007 Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems
MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM27010 Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems
MEM27013 Maintain steering systems
MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives

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