Get qualified as a plant mechanic.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified plant mechanic. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.
Throughout this course, participants will be guided through the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.
Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:
- Engineering measurements and computations
- Manual heating and thermal cutting
- Routine manual metal arc welding
- Routine gas metal arc welding
- Maintenance of machines and equipment
- Fault diagnosis
- Manual handling
- Handle a range of tools
- Dismantle, replace and assembly of engineering components
This course may require a work placement with an employer or participation in a 'live works' training area of the college. Prior to work placement with an employer or participating in a live works training area, you will need to be fully vaccinated, or you may not be able to successfully complete the course. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.
Delivery locations and study options
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Our estimated fees are based on:
- Full time study in 2022
- A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
- The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa
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.