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MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining)

National ID: MEM30219 State ID: AD57
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This career could be the perfect fit!

You can become a mechanical fitter and machinist with the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining Trade) qualification.

This course is generally delivered as an engineering trade apprenticeship, under the guidance of a qualified tradesperson and with on-the-job training from your employer.

You will learn the foundation skills of engineering work; including taking measurements, performing calculations and computations, using hand and power tools to suit different job requirements, operate a range of industrial machinery and precision tools, using computer technologies, and workplace safety.


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Entrance Requirements

An indentured apprentice with a Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

RO Entry Requirements

No additional RTO requirements.

Regulatory Requirements (Licensing)

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The engineering industry personnel must comply with general laws that regulate customer, business and employee interaction.

The following will apply during course delivery and assessment:

• Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act)
• Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations)
• Approved codes of practices for WHS
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Disability Services
• Anti-Discrimination Legislation and Ethical Principles
• Age Discrimination Act 2004
• Disability Discrimination Act 1992
• Racial Discrimination Act 1975
• Sex Discrimination Act 1984
• Employee rights and responsibilities
• Employer Rights and Responsibilities
• Rights and Responsibilities of Clients
• Duty of care
• National Privacy Act - Privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
• Records management
• Insurance requirements
• Complaints management

Wherever knowledge of a specific law, regulation or licensing arrangement is required to effectively perform a job task described in the Unit of Competency, it is covered in the Knowledge Evidence field of the Assessment Requirements. The Assessment Conditions field requires RTOs to provide current regulatory documents to assist the assessment.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining).

For more information about job and career pathways, visit Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here(opens in a new tab) .

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2023

Geraldton - Apprenticeship


An Apprenticeship course is a full-time employment-based training program usually lasting three (3) to four (4) years.  It combines on-the-job learning with scheduled training blocks at TAFE.  You must have a Training Contract to enrol in an Apprenticeship course.

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Duration 3 Years
When Available all year round, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Apprenticeship


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