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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205

Overview

This program covers fitting, machining and welding activities. This program is for apprentices who are employed in the metals and engineering industry.

Qualification: Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205
Program No: C3-TC44
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week).
Likely Job Outcome: Metal fitter, metal machinist.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

You must purchase any learning materials indicated and protective clothing and equipment (PPE) to wear in the workshops as directed.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10 (early in your program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program)

As you are entering this program as an Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 Machining and Fitting Students (complete all)

  • MEM13014A  Apply principles of occupational health and safety in work environment
    • CIT Code: OHSS124
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers following occupational health and safety procedures in an engineering or similar work environment
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM09002B  Interpret technical drawing
    • CIT Code: ENGR127
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers interpreting technical drawing applying to any of the full range of engineering disciplines
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM18001C  Use hand tools
    • CIT Code: ENGR143
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers using a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM14005A  Plan a complete activity
    • CIT Code: ENGR135
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers planning activities which, whilst following established procedures, may require a response and modification of procedures or choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM16007A  Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    • CIT Code: COMM157
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit covers operating in an interactive work environment.

      It covers contribution to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work. This includes identification of work roles, communication and cooperation with others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM15002A  Apply quality systems
    • CIT Code: ENGR108
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers working within a quality improvement system, either individually or in a team situation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM12023A  Perform engineering measurements
    • CIT Code: ENGR201
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit covers performing measurement skills requiring straightforward use of mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM18002B  Use power tools/hand held operations
    • CIT Code: ENGR145
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications. Related units: This unit should not be selected if the power tools used are dedicated to an operation
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05007C  Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
    • CIT Code: MFAB119
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers performing manual heating, thermal cutting and gouging including the assembly and disassembly and operation of the equipment on a range of materials (ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic) using a variety of methods. "
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05012C  Perform routine manual metal arc welding
    • CIT Code: MFAB180
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers preparing the materials and carrying out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW). "
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05051A  Select welding processes
    • CIT Code: MFAB153
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying material properties and selecting appropriate welding processes to achieve safe and effective welding outcomes
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05052A  Apply safe welding practices
    • CIT Code: MFAB154
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying risks associated with welding operations and implementing hazard reduction practices.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05050B  Perform routine gas metal arc welding
    • CIT Code: MECH196
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers preparing materials and routine gas metal arc welding (GMAW).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05005B  Carry out mechanical cutting
    • CIT Code: MFAB110
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers setting up and operating a range of mechanical cutting and holing equipment.
      Prerequisites: ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
  • MEM16006A  Organise and communicate information
    • CIT Code: COMM153
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM05017D  Weld using gas metal arc welding process
    • CIT Code: MFAB181
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the preparation, positioning, fixing, and manual welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the GMAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications.
      Prerequisites: ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH196 MEM05050B PERFORM ROUTINE GAS METAL ARC WELDING
      MFAB153 MEM05051A SELECT WELDING PROCESSES
      MFAB154 MEM05052A APPLY SAFE WELDING PRACTICES
  • MEM15024A  Apply quality procedures
    • CIT Code: ENGR107
      Cost: $20.00
      Description: This unit covers applying established quality procedures to an employee's own work within a manufacturing, engineering or related environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM12024A  Perform computations
    • CIT Code: ENGR202
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit covers estimating approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carrying out basic calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determining simple ratios and averages. The unit includes producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM14004A  Plan to undertake a routine task
    • CIT Code: ENGR136
      Cost: $20.00
      Description: This unit covers a person planning their own work where tasks involve one or more steps or functions and are carried out routinely on a regular basis. It includes the concepts of following routine instructions, specifications and requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM16008A  Interact with computing technology
    • CIT Code: COMP173
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology

       

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 Machining and Fitting Students (complete all)

  • MEM07005C  Perform general machining
    • CIT Code: MECH156
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
  • MEM07006C  Perform lathe operations
    • CIT Code: MECH158
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers performing machining operations on a lathe to produce components to required tolerances and specifications using all types of accessories except for the use of taper turning attachment and copy turning attachments. The unit does not cover turning of multi-start threads.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
  • MEM07021B  Perform complex lathe operations
    • CIT Code: MECH152
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers setting up work, selecting and preparing tooling and performing complex turning operations.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      ENGR202 MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
      MECH158 MEM07006C PERFORM LATHE OPERATIONS
      MECH169 MEM12003B PERFORM PRECISION MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT
  • MEM07007C  Perform milling operations
    • CIT Code: MECH162
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers performing machining operations on a range of milling machines to produce components to required tolerances and specifications using all types of accessories.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
  • MEM12003B  Perform precision mechanical measurement
    • CIT Code: MECH169
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers performing precision mechanical measurement by using precision measuring equipment, setting comparison measuring devices and maintaining precision equipment.
      Prerequisites: ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
  • MEM30031A  Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
    • CIT Code: CADR148
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply functions of computer-aided design (CAD) software programs that are typically used in the production of detail drawings
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 Machining Students only (complete all)

  • MEM18006C  Repair and fit engineering components
    • CIT Code: MECH121
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers mechanical repair and fitting trade skills including fault finding, repair of faulty components, manufacturing of new parts/components, and fitting mechanical engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies to specified measurements and tolerances and consistency with manufacturer's specification. Repair and fitting of engineering components is undertaken using mechanical engineering and maintenance principles, designated procedures, correct and appropriate tools/equipment, and safe working practices.

      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH183 MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK
  • MEM18055B  Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    • CIT Code: MECH120
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit covers dismantling and identifying faulty components, selecting replacements, and assembling engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
  • MEM07028B  Operate computer controlled machine/processes
    • CIT Code: MECH149
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers obtaining the job instructions, conducting the pre-start checks, and operating and monitoring the computer controlled machine or process.
      Prerequisites: MECH148 MEM07024B OPERATE AND MONITOR MACHINE/PROCESS
  • MEM07024B  Operate and monitor machine/process
    • CIT Code: MECH148
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MEM07018C  Write basic nc/cnc programs
    • CIT Code: MECH107
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying computer controlled machine program elements, writing a basic program and operation sheet, and trialling the program.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
      MECH174 MEM07016C SET AND EDIT COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINES/PROCESSES
      MECH175 MEM07015B SET COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINES/PROCESSES
  • MEM07016C  Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes
    • CIT Code: MECH174
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers setting work holding fixtures/devices/tools, setting tooling offsets, trialling the program, instructing the operator and replacing worn or damaged tooling.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
      MECH175 MEM07015B SET COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINES/PROCESSES
  • MEM07015B  Set computer controlled machines/processes
    • CIT Code: MECH175
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers mounting work holding fixtures/devices/tools, conducting pre-start checks, setting numerical and computer controlled machines, instructing the operator and replacing worn or damaged tooling.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH156 MEM07005C PERFORM GENERAL MACHINING
  • MEM17003A  Assist in the provision of on the job training
    • CIT Code: TRNG133
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers assisting in the provision of on the job training to others while undertaking normal duties
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 Fitting Students only (complete all)

  • MEM18006C  Repair and fit engineering components
    • CIT Code: MECH121
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers mechanical repair and fitting trade skills including fault finding, repair of faulty components, manufacturing of new parts/components, and fitting mechanical engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies to specified measurements and tolerances and consistency with manufacturer's specification. Repair and fitting of engineering components is undertaken using mechanical engineering and maintenance principles, designated procedures, correct and appropriate tools/equipment, and safe working practices.

      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH183 MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK
  • MEM18055B  Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
    • CIT Code: MECH120
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit covers dismantling and identifying faulty components, selecting replacements, and assembling engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
  • MEM18034B  Perform engine top-end overhaul
    • CIT Code: MECH155
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers dismantling, cleaning and assessing parts, recording and interpreting measurements, and reconditioning the cylinder head.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH121 MEM18006D REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH183 MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK
  • MEM18033B  Perform engine bottom-end overhaul
    • CIT Code: MECH154
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers dismantling, cleaning and assessing parts, recording and interpreting measurements, and reconditioning components.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
  • MEM18020B  Maintain hydraulic system components
    • CIT Code: MECH138
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers checking hydraulic system components, and identifying and repairing or replacing faulty components.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH121 MEM18006D REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH183 MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK
  • MEM18021B  Maintain hydraulic systems
    • CIT Code: MECH130
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers undertaking preventive maintenance checks/adjustments on hydraulic systems, and fault finding, repairing, rectifying or overhauling, and recommissioning hydraulic systems.
      Prerequisites: ENGR127 MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
      ENGR143 MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS
      ENGR145 MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
      ENGR201 MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
      MECH120 MEM18055B DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH121 MEM18006D REPAIR AND FIT ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
      MECH138 MEM18020B MAINTAIN HYDRAULIC SYSTEM COMPONENTS
      MECH183 MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK
  • MEM17003A  Assist in the provision of on the job training
    • CIT Code: TRNG133
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers assisting in the provision of on the job training to others while undertaking normal duties
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au