MEM31719 Certificate III in Engineering – Casting and Moulding
Complete this course as part of your apprenticeship to become a trade qualified caster/moulder. Demand for structural steel and welding trades workers in Australia continues to grow. According to the Government’s Job Outlook service, there’s likely to be around 47,000 job openings over the next five years with opportunities available in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries.
In this course you will gain the skills to produce sand moulds and cores which are used to make ferrous and non-ferrous metal castings for the engineering, transport and construction industries. You will learn how to make sand cores to create internal shapes in castings, pour molten metal into moulds to produce metal castings, heat treat completed castings, and work with computer simulation programs.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to become a trade recognised caster/moulder and continue to progress your career in technical design and fabrication.
- 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
MEM60112 – Advanced Diploma of Engineering.
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.
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.
Students need to complete Thirty One (31) units of competency, consisting of:
- 12 Core units
- 19 Elective units
|Interpret technical drawing
|Undertake manual handling
|Perform engineering measurements
|Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
|Plan work activities
|Organise and communicate information
|Interact with computing technology
|Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
|Use hand tools
|Use power tools/hand held operations
|Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
*Electives may be able to be adjusted to suit individual business requirements
|Operate melting furnaces
|Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
|Operate sand moulding and core making machines
|Pour molten metal
|Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
|Perform refractory installation and repair
|Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
|Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
|Produce moulds and cores by hand
|Use workshop machines for basic operations
|Work safety with industrial chemicals and materials
|Work safety with molten metal/glass
|Handle/move bulk fluids/gases
|Operate mobile load shifting equipment
|Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
|Use comparision and basic mesuring devices
|Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
|Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
*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.
Locations: AIE Campus – Broadmeadows, Melbourne; Workplace based – all states
Study Mode: On campus, Workplace
The MEM31719 - Certificate III in Engineering - Casting and Moulding Trade is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the engineering sector, specifically in casting and moulding processes. This qualification provides a blend of theoretical and practical training, preparing graduates for various roles within the industry. Here are some job roles or employment outcomes associated with this course:
Foundry Technician: Technicians in this role are responsible for operating foundry equipment and machinery, preparing moulds for metal casting, and finishing cast products.
Casting Operator: Specializes in operating machines and equipment that cast metal products. This may involve setting up and controlling casting machines, monitoring the casting process, and troubleshooting issues.
Moulding Technician: Focuses on designing, preparing, and maintaining moulds for casting processes. This includes working with a variety of materials and technologies to create moulds that meet specific production requirements.
Patternmaker (Engineering): Involved in designing and creating patterns for moulds. This role requires a combination of technical knowledge and creativity to produce patterns that accurately reflect the design specifications.
Quality Control Inspector (Casting and Moulding): Ensures that cast and moulded products meet industry standards and specifications. This involves inspecting finished products for defects, testing product quality, and reporting on production issues.
Metallurgical Technician: Works with metals to understand their properties and how they behave during the casting process. This role may involve testing and analysis to improve product quality and production efficiency.
Production Supervisor (Foundry): Oversees the casting and moulding operations within a foundry, managing staff, scheduling production runs, and ensuring that safety and quality standards are maintained.
Maintenance Technician (Casting Equipment): Responsible for the upkeep and repair of machinery and equipment used in casting and moulding processes. This role is crucial for minimizing downtime and maintaining production efficiency.
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 casting and moulding work, including producing sand moulds by hand or using moulding machines, pouring and trimming castings and operating and monitoring melting furnaces.
This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a casting and moulding tradesperson.
4 Years in apprenticeship contract.
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,
BROADMEADOWS, VIC 3047
Telephone: +61 3 9302 1296