Get qualified as a boilermaker or welder.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified boilermaker or welder. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job learning and block training at North Regional TAFE.
Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:
- Engineering measurements and computations
- Mechanical cutting
- Manual heating and thermal cutting
- Fabrication, forming, shaping and assembling of components
- Manual metal arc welding
- Gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding
- Technical drawing interpretation
- Use of handheld and power tools
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where 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 tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.
Students must be an indentured apprentice with an employer and signed up to a Training Plan.
Students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of:
- Hi-vis fire retardant long pants and long-sleeved shirt
- Steel toe capped boots
- Eye protection
|National ID||Unit title|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements|
|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|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|National ID||Unit title|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05010||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05015||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05036||Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications|
|MEM05037||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05047||Weld using flux core arc welding process|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05051||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05056||Perform routine flux core arc welding|
|MEM12007||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
This qualification prepares you for roles such as:
For more information about job and career pathways, visit Job Outlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .
This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Our estimated fees are based on:
- Full time study in 2023
- A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
- For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website
These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.