Certificate III in


Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Fitting/Machining)

Delivery Mode:

4 Years

User Choice



Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade


This course will enable you to qualify as a mechanical engineering tradesperson working across a variety of disciplines in the engineering or mining sector, with a specialisation in ‘Fitting/Machining’.


Employment Outcomes:

  • Fitter & Machinist
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Fitter & Turner

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Core Units

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

MEM06007 Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

MEM07005 Perform general machining

MEM07006 Perform lathe operations

MEM07007 Perform milling operations

MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering)

MEM18003 Use tools for precision work

MEM18004 Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment

MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components

MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

MEM18011 Shutdown and isolate machines/equipment

MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components

MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic components

MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Potential career pathways:

  • Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson
  • Fitter and machinist
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Fitter and Turner


Up to 4 years delivered over 4 stages.

Entry requirements:

We require that you undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to help us identify in advance any learning support assistance.

Tuition Fees:

This course is funded through the Queensland Government’s User Choice program. A student co-contribution fee may be required.


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Assessment will take place at the end of each unit using the following assessment Methods:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical demonstration
  • Third Party Report


On successful course completion Australian Skills Group will award the MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Maintenance Fitting/Machining), or a Statement of Attainment for units achieved in partial completion.