Certificate III in Engineering-Fabrication Trade




103 weeks, this includes term breaks.

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This course aims to provide requisite skills and knowledge to work as an Engineering Trades person – manufacturing and associated industries, fabrication within metal, engineering, or other industries where Engineering Trades-person – fabrication work.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $52,100 per year.

Course Overview

This course is specifically intended for those working/who have worked in the industry or apprentices to formally recognise their competency via on and off-the- job learning strategies. There are specific apprenticeship programs for the traditional trade areas of boiler making, sheet metal working, pattern making, surface finishing, welding, and casting and moulding.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:  This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and


What you'll learn

What you’ll learn:

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Fabrication Trade are the completion of the core units listed below and the completion of elective units with a system of points. Please contact one of our admission officers for further information

Mandatory Units

MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A – Perform computations
MEM13014A – Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A – Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A – Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A – Apply quality systems
MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A – Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A – Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

Visit Training.gov and find the course detail under “scope”

Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Thursday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.) Compulsory 75% (face-to-face) attendance is required for this qualification.

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face) and industry placement (optional). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work. You’ll also produce a portfolio of work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:  This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies.

You may find a career as an:

  • engineering metal fabricator
  • forging
  • founding
  • structural steel erection
  • electroplating
  • metal spinning
  • metal polishing
  • sheet metal worker
  • engineering welder
  • use of related computer controlled equipment
Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD 18 ,000-no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

How to apply

See our how to apply section for further guidance.

If you still need help, our student advisor provides first point of contact for student who have applied to Intech Institute. Our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the process of applying to us and the current status of your application.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au

Additional information

Work Placements:

Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed one of the following:

  • MEM10105 Certificate I in engineering
  • MEM10205 Certificate I in boating services
  • MEM2015 Certificate II in engineering
  • MEM20205 Certificate II in engineering production technology
  • or other relevant qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within the college. We offer the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering – advanced trade or other relevant qualifications.

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skills sets and statements of attainment.

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au