MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

This course is designed for Australian Apprentices employed under a Training Contract. This course covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication with the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

The course has been developed so that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies deliverd through a formal apprenticeship.

In order to complete this qualification students must successfully achieve the 12 core units of competency and a number of electives (the number of electives in this qualifiction may vary depending upon those chosen, approximately 20 units) but must be sufficient to make up 73 points in total.

An ATEC Case Manager will be assigned who will develop a Training Plan that suits the needs of both the apprentice and the employer. A new apprentice (who has completed no units to date) would be based on 970 nominal training hours.

Click to view an example of an engineering fabrication apprentice's Training Plan

Training Delivery

Training is delivered and assessed over the term of the Training Contract (usually 4 years). The training will be delivered in one week blocks throughout the year with no more than 6 - 8 weeks of training scheduled annually. The students will have the option of training at our Lonsdale or Ottoway campuses.

Ottoway Trade Training Centre
275 Grand Junction Road

Lonsdale Trade Training Centre
5 Refinery Road

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Case Management Model

ATEC will assign a Case Manager to manage the training plan and on-site assessments for the apprentice. The Case Manager will liaise with the employer and the apprentice to arrange on-the-job assessments and site visits to observe the apprentice's skills in the workplace. This service will increase the amount of productive time the apprentice spends at work and reduce the time in trade school.

Fees and Subsidies

Tuition fees for this Qualificatin is $1,980

Payments set out as below and invoices are scheduled annually on the aniversary of each year.
1st Year $660
2nd Year $660
3rd Year $660

Incidentals (Textbooks)

Engineering - an Industry Study  $35.00                       
Marking-Off Technicques for Metal  Fabrication  $91.15
Welding Skills, Processess & Practice Level 1 & 2  $47.50


ATEC Contacts

Shane King
Fabrication Case Manager
Mobile: 0438500767
Southern Metro, South Coast & QLD
Registered Forklift and EWP assessor

Jim Reddock
Fabrication Case Manager
Mobile: 0423559964
Northern Metro Adelaide

Alan Lohmeyer
Fabrication Case Manager
Mobile: 0411729679
All Country regions South Australia

Jenny Fry
Student Services Administrator
Phone: 1300 112 832

Phil Handstock
RTO Industry Contracts Consultant
Mobile: 0413 736 689

Callan Markwick
Education and Compliance Manager
Mobile: 0403068322

Rene Nikolic
Industry Skills Development Manager
Mobile: 0403050571


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275 Grand Junction Road, Ottoway, South Australia 5013


5 Refinery Road, Lonsdale, South Australia 5160

Port Adelaide

12 Todd Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015