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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.

Australian institute of Engineering (AIE) is proud to be providing training and assessment services for Mechanical and Fitting industry.

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of an engineering tradesperson – mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade.

AIE flexible training model has been developed to assist businesses that
require an on the job training program for all or part of the training contract.

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

  • 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

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.

To undertake this program, students must be undertaking an apprenticeship.

This course is not available for International Students.

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.

All students must undertake a LL&N assessment as part of the enrollment process. Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed relevant qualifications.

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 and workplace evidence reports.

This program is to be delivered through facilitated online training sessions occurring fortnightly (2 hours) and practical skills training will occur through a minimum of 3-4 face to face visits at the student's workplace.

For practical components/ skills, the Trainer will coordinate with the employer to ensure access to suitable environments for practical training to occur.

Learners will also be supplied with Learner Guides for each unit delivered and will work through the learning activities during self-study time. Learning activities will give learners the opportunity to practice and prepare for assessments.

Learners will have the opportunity to apply and test their new knowledge and skills through their employment and on-the-job training within their business.

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.

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.

This course has been designed to be delivered over 4 years in
apprenticeship contract. This course also looks at the competence of the apprentice during the training.

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

Cost for eligible students - Government Subsidised Place:

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

*Fees will be split over 3 years and invoiced each calendar year.

*Fees are calculated with the minimum SCH of 960 and may change depending on units selected.

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

RPL Assessment only training could be completed by candidates that have around 6 years of industry experience.

Our expert team will carefully assess your experience including past qualifications, relevant skills, and industry knowledge. Information about your knowledge and experience will be aligned to the relevant components of the qualification. You will receive recognition for the units or modules in which you have demonstrated either competency or similarity of learning outcomes, and you will only need to complete any remaining units to receive the qualification.

To apply for RPL simply submit an enquiry so we can provide you with the appropriate application form. Along with this form you will also need to supply any relevant documentation that supports your application including existing qualifications and evidence of your previous roles.

The cost for RPL in a VET course will vary depending on the number of units of competency you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or training required. You will be provided with an approximate cost for your unique situation when you apply.

Australian Institute Of Engineering as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for credit transfer Form available from AIE campus, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from AIE Website.

Your completed Application for credit transfer form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to AIE either in person or by email. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

AIE encourages all, students to look at apprenticeship as a career option. Further information can be obtained by talking to our friendly staff.

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

To apply and enrol in this course with Australian Institute of Engineering please contact Brett Ambrosio for further information:

Email :

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.

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


"This training is delivered with Victoria and South Australia government funding".

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