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MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA50

Are you looking to apply new technologies to a traditional trade?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safely use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering  drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Gain these skills
  • Cut, shape, join and finish metal to make, maintain or repair metal products and structures
  • Measure, calculate, and use tools
  • Draw and interpret sketches
  • Mechanical and thermal cutting, gouging and arc welding
  • Work health and safety requirements
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Physical strength and fitness
  • An eye for detail
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Patience and accuracy
  • Problem-solving skills

 

 

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
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
Job opportunities

The successful completion of this qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to apply for employment as an apprentice Heavy Fabricator (boilermaker) or Light Fabricator (sheet metal) in the metals and engineering sector. You may also seek employment as a trade’s assistant in this sector. Many employers and Group Employer Schemes contact North Metropolitan TAFE throughout the year with a view to offering apprenticeships to students. Graduates of the Certificate II in Engineering have a greater chance of obtaining an apprenticeship than those without this qualification, because they have the knowledge, skills and competency that employers require.

Further study

The units covered will also transfer into Mechanical Fitting or Fitter and Machinist trades. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice or trainee before you can commence apprenticeship/traineeship training.

 

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2019

Clarkson campus - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Clarkson campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
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Semester 1, 2020

Clarkson campus - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Clarkson campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
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Semester 2, 2019

Clarkson campus - On Campus

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Duration 6 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Clarkson campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated October 17, 2019