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

National ID: MEM20105 | State ID: AA52

Gain the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades

If you enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to visualise how an object should look from a drawing, you may have the aptitude for working as a fabricator. Fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and benchtops; and you may specialise in stainless steel custom fabrication using the latest welding and polishing processes.

Many employers now prefer apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Gain these skills
  • Working from detailed drawings/ plans to specification
  • Use hand tools, power tools and machines to shape, cut, and bend metals
  • Assemble parts and structures by welding, bolting or riveting
  • Use welding and cutting equipment, including manual metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, oxy fuel gas cutting plant, oxy-acetylene welding plant, plasma cutting plant and spot welder
  • Finish products by cleaning, polishing, filing
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Interested in computer programmable machinery
  • Enjoy technical activities
  • Able to work individually and/or in a team

 

Entrance Requirements

Important information

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
Important information

You will complete 2 weeks simulated workplace and 2 weeks in actual workplace.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Personal Protection Equipment kit (approx. $168)

Typical timetable:

  • 3 days per week 
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.

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Study pathway

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

Clarkson - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Clarkson
How Full-Time
On campus
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Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
How Full-Time
On campus
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Semester 2

Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated May 27, 2019