The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

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.

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a marine craft construction tradesperson within the marine craft construction industry. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade.


This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a marine craft construction tradesperson within the marine craft construction industry. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above 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


Pathways from the qualification

MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering

MEM50119 Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade


Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (MEM30205) 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Post All units from qualifications.

Students need to complete Thirty Five (30) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 12 Core units
  • 18 Elective units

Core Units

Unit code Unit title
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


Elective Units

MEM04018 Perform general woodworking machine operations
MEM08011 Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
MEM08014 Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM09021 Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes
MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM25001 Apply fibre-reinforced materials
MEM25002 Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
MEM25003 Set up marine vessel structures
MEM25004 Fair and shape surfaces
MEM25005 Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
MEM25006 Undertake marine sheathing operations
MEM25007 Maintain marine vessel surfaces
MEM25008 Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
MEM25009 Form timber shapes using hot processes
MEM25010 Perform fitout procedures
MEM25012 Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
MEM25015 Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries


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.



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.


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.


The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of marine craft construction work, including undertaking manufacturing and repairs of boats in fibre-reinforced plastics, timber and metal and marine/boat yard operations, fitting out of internal and external components of vessels and installation of engineering drive systems.


4 Years in apprenticeship contract


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:

Read and understand the information contained in this course brochure and the Student Information Handbook.

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.

Return the Application Form to Australian Institute of Engineering.

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.

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


Costs for this program are as follows:

Admin fee: $250

Tuition fees: $16000

Material & Equipment fees: $1000

Total : $17250

(Above tuition fees apply for admission by direct entry.)

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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