Metal fabricators and welders cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels. This precision trade requires an eye for detail, a steady hand and a strong knowledge of the right tools for the job. Workers in this industry can expect to see the industry grow in coming years, with an expected 47,000 job opportunities in the next five years. This is a career where you can expect your skills to be in demand, and where you can work across a number of exciting fields and industries.World class facilities and industry connections
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication Stream) is designed to give you the very best start to your career in metalwork. You will work on special-purpose machinery in state-of-the-art facilities, honing skills that will put you ahead of your peers. Our purpose-built resources are state of the art and include a computer lab, welding workshop and theory room, as well as a fully equipped fabrication workshop with all the tools and equipment you need to practise your skills. As part of an apprenticeship, you will spend 80% of your time in the workplace, where you will put your learning into practice.Earn an industry-recognised trade qualification
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication Stream) is a nationally-recognised qualification, and could open the door to a job or apprenticeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide. Metal trades workers are in demand across many industries, and you might find work as a fabricator or welder in mining, agriculture, transport, shipping, oil and gas drilling, and building and construction. This qualification is recognised by the Weld Australia and the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA).
The Certificate II in Engineering - Fabrication is a nationally recognised qualification, and will open the door to a job or apprenticeship in the metals and engineering industry Australia-wide.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.