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This course will provide you with the necessary skills required to be eligible for trade recognition as a boilermaker or welder. You will learn how to assemble fabricated components, perform sheet and plate assembly, interpret technical drawings, and perform gas tungsten arc welding, manual metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and welding to code standards. Course details

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Bundaberg

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 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

083880J Bundaberg Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) with sound acheivement in Maths and English. Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Bundaberg
118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Work clothing suited to the heavy fabrication industry
  • Steel cap boots, safety boots
  • Protective clothing
  • General writing materials and text books are also required

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Vocational Placement: This program includes mandatory vocational placements of 480 hours. The vocational placement may be within any engineering company within the Wide Bay Queensland corner and may include weekdays and school holidays. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement shifts, whose hours may be between 6am and 10pm. Students are expected to be able to meet their own travel and placement costs. Students are to arrange their own transport to and from placement.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete:
Core Competencies: 12
Elective Competencies: Which equate to 73 points

Further Study: Upon completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade students may choose to continue to study the Certificate IV in Engineering.

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05037B Perform geometric development Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05037C Perform geometric development Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM18001C Use hand tools Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05051A Select welding processes Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Specialisation Fabrication and Specialisation
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Bundaberg, East Coast $18,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

Allow approximately $300 AUD for resources required as this cost is not included in tuition fees. 

Outcome

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade

Job prospects

  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Boiler Or Engine Operator

 Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I've learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland Skillstech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 6 April 2017

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