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Certificate III in
Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Australian Skills Group

This qualification provides skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. Mechanical trade work includes fitting, assembly, manufacture, installation, maintenance and service of mechanical equipment.


The MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting) qualification consists of 30 units of competency:

12 Core Units

18 Elective Units

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/handheld operations
  • MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainability work practices

Elective Units

  • MEM05005: Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM07005: Perform general machining
  • MEM10006: Install machine/plant
  • 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
  • MEM18012: Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
  • MEM18013: Perform gland packing
  • MEM18055: Dismantle, replace, and assemble engineering components
  • MEM05006: Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • MEM05007: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM12003: Perform precision mechanical measurement
  • MEM18010: Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording
  • MEM18011: Shutdown and isolate machines and equipment


Maximum of 4 Years Delivered Over 4 Stages

Delivery Model


Entry Requirments

15 Years


A student co-contribution fee is required in accordance with QLD government User Choice Policy.