Version Effective: 4th of January, 2022
Version Effective: 4th of January, 2022

MEM30219 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson – mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of mechanical trade work, including undertaking fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment, machinery and the use of machine tools.


Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
  • Engineering
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Mechanical Trade or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Diesel Fitting) or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Fitting and/or Turning) or Engineering Mechanical Trade (Machining) dependent on the electives chosen.

Delivery Agreement

BHP Operations Services (BHPOS) have a third party agreement with VET Contracts to deliver and assess the MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/ Machining) to BHPOS apprentices at the Mackay FutureFit Academy. The apprentices will be mostly User Choice funded with some being FFS apprentices. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 12 core units
  2. Complete 28 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Fitting and Turning Rockhampton

This course is for apprentices and is usually completed over four years.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Core
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing More Information Training.gov Details
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12024 Perform computations More Information Training.gov Details
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering More Information Training.gov Details
MEM14006 Plan work activities More Information Training.gov Details
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information More Information Training.gov Details
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology More Information Training.gov Details
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18001 Use hand tools More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18002 Use power tools/ hand held operations More Information Training.gov Details
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Electives
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting More Information Training.gov Details
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding More Information Training.gov Details
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07007 Perform milling operations More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07013 Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18013 Perform gland packing More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07015 Set computer controlled machines and processes More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07016 Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07018 Write basic NC and CNC Programs More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07024 Operate and monitor machine and process More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07028 Operate computer controlled machines and processes More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering) More Information Training.gov Details
MEM07005 Perform general machining More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM07013 Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines
MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/ equipment
MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations
MEM18013 Perform gland packing
MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
MEM07015 Set computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07016 Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes
MEM07018 Write basic NC and CNC Programs
MEM07024 Operate and monitor machine and process
MEM07028 Operate computer controlled machines and processes
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM18001 Use hand tools
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
MEM18002 Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM07007 Perform milling operations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations
MEM07005 Perform general machining

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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