Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?
When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist ZB) you'll be looking at a trades career as a machinist metal, mechanical fitter, metal plater or plant mechanic in industries such as mining, automotive, or hydraulics.
You will gain the skills and knowledge to make machines, parts, and tools, work with pumps and hydraulics, using workshop machines, hand and power tools, mills and lathes, arc welding, measuring, technical drawing, and workplace health and safety.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
This course is available as an apprenticeship.
Entrance requirements for apprenticeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.
Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:
- Earn a wage while you train
- Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
- Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
- Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
Delivery location, important dates and study options
All year roundRockingham - Classroom-Apprenticeship
Fees and charges
|When||All year round|
Indicative fees and charges
Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Priori Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are:
- Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives
- Based on full time study in 2019
- Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students
- Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills
- Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees.
Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply.
Visit our Fees and payment options page for more information.
Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying.
VET Student Loans
Selected courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses.
A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.
To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.
Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only.
Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency.
For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website.
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Fees for apprenticeships and traineeships are charged at a rate per nominal hour of study.
This means that your fees will vary depending on the units you study as part of your training plan.
Apprentices and trainees are liable to pay for their own fees but some industrial agreements (awards) dictate that employers are required to reimburse their apprentice upon receipt of satisfactory progress. An employer may also opt to pay on behalf of the apprentice or trainee.
For more information visit our Apprenticeships and traineeships page.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study.
No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee lists for an indicative RPL course fee.
|National ID||Unit Title|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|National ID||Unit Title|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM06007B||Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM07005C||Perform general machining|
|MEM07006C||Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007C||Perform milling operations|
|MEM07008D||Perform grinding operations|
|MEM07013B||Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machines|
|MEM07015B||Set computer controlled machines/processes|
|MEM07021B||Perform complex lathe operations|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM12003B||Perform precision mechanical measurement|
|MEM12006C||Mark off/out (general engineering)|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM18003C||Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18005B||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006C||Repair and fit engineering components|
|MEM18007B||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|MEM18009B||Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components|
|MEM18055B||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|