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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is the recognised qualification to become a qualified General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson. Learn skills in mechanical and thermal cutting, mechatronics, and general machining, and fine-tune your craftsmanship.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
MEM30219
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$2,970 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade is the recognised qualification to become a qualified General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson.

Learn skills in mechanical and thermal cutting, mechatronics, and general machining, and fine-tune your craftsmanship. You'll learn to use a mix of heavy machinery and computer skills, and gain experience in computer-aided drafting.

We'll work with you to choose subjects that suit your interests and career goals, and you'll learn in our professional workshops and training facilities.

This course is delivered as an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in the engineering industry.
  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry. You may find work in the following fields:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Jewellery
  • Oil and gas drilling
  • Electricity generation operations
  • Electricity distribution
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration.

Working in these industries can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.