Get qualified in a mechanical trade.
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work in a mechanical trade. 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 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.
This course must be completed as part of an apprenticeship. You must have active employment in the Mechanical Fitting Industry.
This apprenticeship course lasts 4 years which includes 3 years of TAFE study.
|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|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM06007||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM07005||Perform general machining|
|MEM07006||Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007||Perform milling operations|
|MEM12003||Perform precision mechanical measurement|
|MEM12006||Mark off/out (general engineering)|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18004||Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment|
|MEM18005||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006||Perform precision fitting of engineering components|
|MEM18007||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|MEM18009||Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components|
|MEM18011||Shut down and isolate machines/equipment|
|MEM18012||Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals|
|MEM18018||Maintain pneumatic system components|
|MEM18020||Maintain hydraulic system components|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
This qualification prepares you for roles such as:
- Engineering tradesperson
Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .
Pathways into this qualification include:
- MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering
- MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering
Please note: Students must be engaged in a training contract with an employer in order to undertake the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical, Fabrication or Industrial Electrician qualifications, which are apprenticeship-only courses.
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.