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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade - Apprenticeship

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Progress your career in the manufacturing and mechanical trade industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205. Suitable for those already working and those looking to enter the field, this course is...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
3 years part-time
Course Code
MEM30205, 062020E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Develop in-demand engineering skills

Progress your career in the manufacturing and mechanical trade industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205. Suitable for those already working and those looking to enter the field, this course is undertaken as part of an apprenticeship and equips you with high level engineering skills. Completing this qualification opens up opportunities in a range of industries, and there's great demand for those qualified to maintain, repair, fit and modify mechanical plant and equipment with over 8,000 job openings predicted in the next five years.

Build high level mechanical skills

From basic skills like drawing, milling and grinding to creating complex tools using special-purpose machinery, you'll build skills and knowledge to help you flourish in this challenging industry. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we set ourselves apart from other institutions by providing courses instructed by industry-experienced teachers. Our students learn in purpose-built facilities, featuring state-of-the-art industry standard tools, including equipment for training in fluid power and pneumatic machinery, lathes, horizontal and vertical milling and access to metrology labs, heat treatment and material testing labs. With a learning environment that replicates on-the-job scenarios, you'll hone skills that put you ahead of the rest and allow you to build a promising career.

Become a qualified fitter or turner

Completing this course allows you to become an industry-recognised fitter or turner. You'll have the skills and knowledge to design, manufacture and modify plant and equipment, shipping machinery and power stations. Open up a diverse range of employment opportunities as a tradesperson with a skill set that enables you to set up and maintain equipment in a variety of industries.

Entry requirements

The learner must be engaged as an apprentice under a training contract. A short literacy and numeracy test is required to be completed at enrolment.

It is preferred that the student have completed Year 10 to enrol in this course. If you are a mature student and have not completed Year 10 you may also apply.

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

After completing this course you could find work as a qualified tradesperson in areas as diverse as manufacturing, mining, the food industry, the petrochemical industry and in general engineering and maintenance.

Credit for prior study or work

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.