Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for people employed as apprentice mechanical fitters and machinists in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Students will gain the competencies required to work as a mechanical tradesperson in these areas. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures, systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus some industry-specific skills in mechanical fitting and machining that are relevant to their current or intended employment.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal educational requirements for this course, however students would normally be expected to be in, or seeking relevant employment in the Metal and Engineering Industry.

Structure:

11 core units; plus Mechanical Trade stream units and electives to the value of at least 76 points

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Perform engineering measurements; Perform computations; Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment; Plan to undertake a routine task; Plan a complete activity; Apply quality procedures; Apply quality systems; Organise and communicate information; Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Interact with computing technology; Assist in the provision of on the job training. Stream: Perform tool and cutter grinding operations; Perform complex milling operations; Interpret technical drawing; Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters; Perform precision mechanical measurement; Perform gland packing; Maintain pneumatic systems; Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems; plus more. Electives: Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques; Perform routine manual metal arc welding; Carry out heat treatment; Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes; Install pipework and pipework assemblies; Operate mobile load shifting equipment; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to enrol in other courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05.

Further information:

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Instrumentation; Maintenance; Patternmaking; Toolmaking; Watchmaking; Machining.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info No
Nhulunbuy Campus No info
CDU Sydney No info
Alice Springs No info
Katherine Rural No info
CDU Waterfront Darwin No info
Palmerston No info
CDU Melbourne No info
Jabiru Centre No info
Tennant Creek Centre No info
Katherine Town Centre No info
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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