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MEM31419 - Certificate III Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical specialising in diesel fitting and plant mechanics within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of trade work including manufacturing, assembly and commissioning of mobile and stationary plant, servicing, diagnosis and rectification of faults, condition monitoring, and preventative maintenance.

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a fixed and/or mobile plant mechanic.

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.

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in the relevant industry.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
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 will provide employment opportunities through full-time work in the engineering and maintenance sectors including; Heavy Road Mechanical Industry, Mining, Fixed and Mobile Plant Industries, Agricultural Industries, Machinery Hire and Repair Industries,Small Business Mechanical Repair Industry and other Machinery Repair Industries.

Delivery Agreement

BHP Operations Services (BHPOS) have a third party agreement with VET Contracts to deliver and assess MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic to BHPOS apprentices at the Mackay FutureFit Academy. The apprentices will be mostly User Choice funded with some FFS apprentices.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 19 core units
  2. Complete 10 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.

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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
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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