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.


Students are required to meet the following entry requirements:

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
      • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and Pre Training Review (PTR) at Australian Institute of Engineering prior to your commencement of the course.

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 Code Unit Name
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Unit Code Unit Name
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM07005 Perform general machining
MEM07006 Perform lathe operations
MEM07007 Perform milling operations
MEM07008 Perform grinding operations
MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18006 Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18009 Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering)
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM09003 Prepare basic engineering drawing
MEM11016 Order 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.


Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: AIE Campus – Broadmeadows, Melbourne; Workplace

Study Mode: On campus, Workplace

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.


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.


Your part in the enrolment process is triggered by you completing an Application Form to study with Australian Institute of Engineering.

To apply and enrol in this course with Australian Institute of Engineering you will be required to complete the following steps:

  1. Read and understand the information contained in this course brochure and the International Student Information Handbook.
  2. Complete and sign the Application Form to declare that you understand all of the information provided and confirm your interest in the selected course. This will include providing a range of information and documents to support your application.
  3. Return the Application Form to Australian Institute of Engineering.
  4. You will then receive a Letter of Offer and Written Agreement confirming your enrolment details which must be signed and returned to confirm your enrolment with Australian Institute of Engineering.
  5. Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at Australian Institute of Engineering prior to your commencement of the course.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS can contact our friendly staff at +61 421 116 693 with any questions about the course or how to apply.


Costs for this program are as follows:

Administration Fee:          $250

Tuition Fee:                 $11,000

Non Tuition Fee (Materials Fee):              $1000

Total Fees payable:     $12,250

(Above tuition fees apply for admission by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, or other relevant qualifications)

Australian Institute of Engineering will not require an international student or intending overseas student undertaking a course that is more than 25 weeks, to pay more than 50% of the student’s total tuition fees for a course before the student has begun the course.

While Australian Institute of Engineering doesn’t require students to pay more than 50% up front, it can accept more than 50% of tuition fees before a course starts if the student, or the person responsible for paying the fees, chooses to pay more.

Refund arrangements are provided within the Student Information Handbook and must be read and understood prior to enrolment.


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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