Mechanical Engineering in Australia




103 weeks, this includes term breaks.

Cricos Code

Domestic Students only

Course Code


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

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $57,100 per year. 

Course Overview

You will be involved with setting up machinery to manufacture engineering products; design and modify existing engineering parts; repair and replacement parts, construct, commission and maintain engineering equipment. This course is specifically intended for those working (or who have worked) in the industry or apprentices to formally recognise their competency via on and off-the- job learning strategies.

The Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.


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
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.
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 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 – Organize 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

  • completion of Group A Mechanical Trade stream units to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units bringing the total to 73 points
  • The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Toolmaking; Watchmaking; Machining.
  • Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total
Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Friday, (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

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.

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.


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 Mechanical 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 to work as an Engineering Tradesperson Mechanical (within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson Mechanical).

The employment outcomes are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson Mechanical roles in other industries.

You may find a career as an:

  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker/Welder
  • Foundry Tradesperson (Moulder)
  • Pressure Welder – Engineering
  • Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)
  • Welder (First Class) – Engineering
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic – Engineering Trade
  • Electrical Instrument Tradesperson – Engineering
  • Electronic Equipment Tradesperson – Engineering
  • Industrial Electrician
Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD 8 ,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  Mechanical Trade.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the

Additional information

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 Certificate in Engineering and 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

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