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Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication - Sheetmetal)

Australian Skills Group

Offered as an Apprenticeship pathway, the MEM30319 – Certificate III in – Engineering Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication – Sheetmetal) provides the skills and knowledge for the production, manufacture and repair of a wide range of light metal products using thin, flat sheets of metal. The metal sheets are mainly of zinc-covered steel, stainless steel, vinyl covered steel, copper and aluminium and usually are not more than 3mm thick. A range of equipment would be used, usually including welding equipment (mig & tig) guillotines; rollers; pan brakes; materials cut machinery; electric and/or hand shears; soldering & brazing equipment presses.

The pathway selected by ASG contains 28 units of competency but this can be adjusted to meet individual learner needs, provided packaging rules are met. It is available as a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway.


The MEM30319 Certificate III in – Engineering Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication – Sheetmetal) qualification consists of 28 units of competency:

12 Core Units

16 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
  • MEM07032: Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • MEM05007: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05010: Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • MEM05011: Assemble fabricated components
  • MEM05017: Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05019: Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05037: Perform geometric development
  • MEM05049: Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • MEM05050: Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • MEM05051: Select welding processes
  • MEM05052: Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM08010B: Manually finish/polish materials
  • MEM12007: Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • MEM18055: Dismantle, replace, and assemble engineering components
  • MEM05036: Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications


Metal Tradesperson

Fabrication Tradesperson

Sheetmetal Worker


Maximum of 4 years delivered over 3 Stages

Delivery Model

Delivery Model

Entry Requirments

Minimum Age of 15 years


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