TAFE Queensland

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095196G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Set yourself on the path to a career in the metal, engineering, or manufacturing industries with this technical qualification. This course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of workers in the fabrication trade.

Demand for structural steel and welding trades workers in Australia continues to grow. According to the Government's Job Outlook service, there's likely to be around 47,000 job openings over the next five years with opportunities available in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries.

In this course you'll gain essential skills in fabrication including how to perform engineering measurements, perform computations, and use computing technology in a manufacturing and engineering technology context. You'll also develop a range of key employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-management.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors in metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, or welding.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 73 points.


  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Job Prospects

  • Boilermaker
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Sheetmetal Worker (First class)

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 18,600 for the entire course
Start date: 28 January 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 1.5 years
Study mode: Full time

Bundaberg Campus

118 Walker Street
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4670

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101