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MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

National ID: MEM30205 | State ID: W237

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

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Half price*

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Please note that only course fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course. For more details about how the half price course fees and annual fees cap work, please read our FAQs or contact us.

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Local student - all study modes

For most courses at North Regional TAFE, you can enrol anytime. Please visit our Apply and Enrol page, contact us on 1300 996 573, email info@nrtafe.wa.edu.au or drop into your local campus.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be engaged in a training contract with an employer. To find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships, please click here.

High school students

Please visit our VET delivered to secondary students page by clicking here.

International students

Please apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by clicking here.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year

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Overview
Duration 3 years
When Available all year
Where Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
How Distance learning
Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Part-time
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Page last updated November 26, 2020