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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
Full Fee $18,038.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $622.00 (2022)
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.

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

Rockhampton & Mackay Delivery

Mainstream delivery is covered in 7 blocks across the 48 weeks of an apprenticeship.

Mainstream students: typically the program is delivered over 4 years. While a Minimum of 96 POINTS must be completed, the duration of study will depend on electives, study mode & training plan selected.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Rockhampton & Mackay Core
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling More Information Training.gov Details
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology More Information Training.gov Details
MEM14006 Plan work activities 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
MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12024 Perform computations More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements More Information Training.gov Details
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing More Information Training.gov Details
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant More Information Training.gov Details
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant More Information Training.gov Details
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering More Information Training.gov Details
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information More Information Training.gov Details
Rockhampton & Mackay Electives
MEM27028 Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27013 Maintain steering systems More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27008 Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27005 Tune diesel engines More Information Training.gov Details
MEM27012 Maintain mobile plant suspension systems More Information Training.gov Details
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding More Information Training.gov Details
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding More Information Training.gov Details
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting More Information Training.gov Details
MEM12002 Perform electrical/electronic measurement 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
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
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
MEM27012 Maintain mobile plant suspension systems
MEM27005 Tune diesel engines
MEM27008 Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems
MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems
MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
MEM27013 Maintain steering systems
MEM27028 Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
MEM18002 Use power tools/ hand held operations
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM12002 Perform electrical/electronic measurement

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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