Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)


107 weeks including term breaks

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This qualification is designed to provide industry-recognised skills and knowledge required of a Mechanical Engineer.

Trade specialisations:

  • Machining
  • Fitting
  • Fitting/machining

Domestic students can develop their skills through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. This includes a mix of on and off-the-job training that will be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

Engineers currently employed in the industry may be eligible to complete the program through:

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

Course Overview

This course is perfect for those working/who have worked in the industry or apprentices to formally recognise their competency via on and off-the-job learning strategies.

Students will learn and apply skills related to a wide range of mechanical trade work including:

  • Undertaking fitting
  • Assembly
  • Manufacture
  • Installation
  • Modification
  • Testing
  • Fault finding
  • Maintenance
  • Service of mechanical equipment
  • Machinery
  • Use of machine tools

Study Options:

At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.

  1. Full-time on campus
  2. Full-time on-the-job training (Trade Workers Only)
  3. RPL existing skills (Must have worked in the industry)
  4. Apprentice and Trainees (Domestic Students Only)
  5. QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD Residents Only)

Work Placements:

Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.

InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – Conditions apply.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Domestic Fee for Service – Full-Time Study 
English and Language and Literacy Skills
Attendance and work placement

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history.
QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD residents only).

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement

What you'll learn

Qualification Structure and Rules 

To achieve the MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade: the following units of competency must be achieved.

Mandatory Units:

MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Plus Suggested Elective Units

MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM07005 Perform general machining
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations
MEM07030 Perform basic metal spinning lathe operations
MEM07007 Perform milling operations
MEM07008 Perform grinding operations
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
MEM11016 Order materials
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM09011 Apply basic engineering design concepts
MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Teaching and assessment

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.

On-the-Job Learners
There are no class attendance requirements for on-the-job learners. All training and assessments are completed via work placement.

RPL Students
Attend workshops only if skills gaps identified.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops at InTech campus.

Resources Provided
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, safety boots and Intech t-shirt on induction day.
We recommend students wear personal protective equipment suited to the engineering industry.

On induction /orientation day, students will receive:

  • Overview of each unit of competency
  • Methods of assessment
  • Student handbook
  • Training plan and schedule
  • Internship details and journal

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. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade!

Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualification (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 or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)
Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!
Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Diesel Fitter
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Electrical Instrument Tradesperson – Engineering
  • Electronic Equipment Tradesperson – Engineering
  • Industrial Electrician
Fees and funding


Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$18 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources)

On-the-Job Learners
Please contact us for a quote.

RPL Students
Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Please contact us for a quote.

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.

Fee reduction applies for
Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

How to apply

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Professional accreditation and recognition

Upon successful completion of this course, you be awarded with the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au.

Additional information

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

  • MEM10119 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 following qualifications:

  • MEM40119 – Certificate IV in Engineering
  • MEM50119 – Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade
  • MEM50212 – Diploma of Engineering – Technical
  • MEM60112 – Advanced Diploma of Engineering

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