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MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)

Cricos course code: 0100632

This course has been designed for Domestic Students studying in Australia and will provide successful students with a Nationally Recognised Qualification of Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30219).

Cricos course code: 0100632

Australian Institute of Engineering is a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised Training. We have a commitment to helping people achieve their learning goals, in a fun and supportive learning environment.

  • A Nationally Recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
    • Fun and flexible delivery of training and assessment by experienced industry trainers and assessors
    • The opportunity to choose a career path through recognised qualifications
    • Learning of new skills
    • Develop your existing skills further, or have your existing skills recognised with a nationally recognised qualification
    • Meet new people and gain confidence in your employment skills

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade.

For Domestic Students:

For you to be eligible, you need to be:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits
  • Students must be employed in a role that enables them access to appropriate workplace tasks. AIE will confirm the suitability of the learner’s employment prior to commencement.

This course is not available for International Students.

Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30219) covers the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Trades-person – Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Trades-person – Mechanical work.

Students need to complete Twenty Eight (28) units of competency, consisting of:

    • 12 Core units
    • 16 Elective units

Core Units:

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM09002Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011Undertake manual handling
MEM12023Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024Perform computations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006Plan work activities
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
MEM16008Interact with computing technology
MEM17003Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001Use hand tools
MEM18002Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


*Electives may be able to be adjusted to suit individual business requirements

Unit CodeUnit Name
MEM05005Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM07005Perform general machining
MEM07006Perform lathe operations
MEM07007Perform milling operations
MEM07008Perform grinding operations
MEM12003Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18003Use tools for precision work
MEM18055Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18006Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18009Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18020Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12006Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM05050Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM09003Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM11016Order materials

 Please note:

*The above units have listed pre-requisite units that are listed within the Training Package and the AIE Engineering Qualifications Overview. All elective units are included and accounted for within the unit selection and order of delivery.

This course has been designed to be delivered over 63 weeks with 51 weeks of scheduled classes and 12 weeks holidays.

Classes are held for 20 student contact hours per week which equates to 1020 student contact hours. This may be achieved with a schedule such as 3 days per week (2 days of 8 hours, and 1 day of 4 hours per week). While the timetable may vary it will always maintain 20 student contact hours per week.

Students will also be required to allocate some time each week to undertake some self-study (e.g. self-directed learning through activity books, case studies, and assignments). Students should be able to allocate approximately 4 hours per week outside of allocated class time. This equates to approximately 204 hours of self-study.

Courses are run regularly throughout the year. Please refer to the RTO intake date page for course start dates.

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment with access to a fully equipped engineering workshop.

All theory and practical based delivery and assessment will occur within the designated classrooms and engineering workshop of the RTO through structured training sessions from a qualified Trainer / Assessor employed by the RTO. At these training sessions a qualified Trainer/ Assessor will provide the required skills and knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure the learning is imparted.

The course also involves students completing some reading and written work outside the scheduled classroom delivery time.

The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the student’s competence. The assessments include theory and practical tasks and will be clearly documented in the assessment documents. Assessments will include tasks such as written questions, practical demonstrations, case studies and assignments.

Locations: AIE Campus – Broadmeadows, Melbourne; Workplace based – all states

Study Mode: On campus, Workplace

The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical roles in other industries.

Successful completion of the course will result in you being awarded the Qualification of Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30219). Should the student successfully complete only one or more of the Units of Competency, but not the required 32 Units of Competency, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment at the time of completion or withdrawal.

For re- issuance of Certificates and Statements of Attainments the student will be charged $25 per document required. Payment for the re-issuance of such documents is required prior to the re-issuance occurring by the RTO.

Our expert team will assist you with the steps to enrol to undertake training in this qualification.

Please contact our customer service team for more information Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296

Course Fees: (Payable by employer &/or apprentice)

Cost for eligible students:

Tuition Fee: $2976.00

Materials Fee: $480.00

Total Payable Fees: $3456.00

Cost for Ineligible students:

Tuition Fee: $14,400.00

Materials Fee: $480.00

Total Payable Fees: $14,880

Government incentives payments and wage Subsidies may be available for eligible apprentices.

Contact our friendly team at Australian Institute of Engineering at:

Australian Institute of Engineering


Head Office (Melbourne Campus)

60 Belfast Street,


Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296


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