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Certificate III in
Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Australian Skills Group

Offered as an Apprenticeship pathway, MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting) qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for the setting up of machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products; repair and replacement of components, parts or other items; installation of plant and machinery; design and manufacture of modifications to existing components parts and other items; maintenance of plant and equipment, and construction and commissioning work.

Apprentices involved in this type of work would work in an enclosed and well-equipped workshop, use specialist measuring equipment and a range of hand tools, work from detailed drawings and be expected to use a range of machines and equipment.

It is made up of 33 units and is delivered in the workplace over a period of up to 48 months.


The MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting) qualification consists of 31 units of competency:

12 Core Units

22 Elective Units

Core Units

  • MEM12024A: Perform computations
  • MEM13014A: Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • MEM12023A: Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM16006A: Organise and communicate information
  • MEM14004A: Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM14005A: Plan a complete activity
  • MEM16007A: Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MEM15002A: Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A: Apply quality procedures
  • MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MEM16008A: Interact with computing technology
  • MEM17003A: Assist in the provision of on the job training

Elective Units

  • MEM09002B: Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM11011B: Undertake manual handling
  • MEM18001C: Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B: Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM05005B: Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM07005C: Perform general machining
  • MEM12006C: Mark off/out (general engineering)
  • MEM18003C: Use tools for precision work
  • MEM18055B: Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM18006C: Repair and fit engineering components
  • MEM18005B: Perform fault diagnosis installation and removal of bearings
  • MEM18009B: Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
  • MEM18007B: Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies
  • MEM18004B: Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment
  • MEM05007C: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05051A: Select welding process
  • MEM05052A: Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM05012C: Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM18011C: Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
  • MEM07006B: Perform lathe operations
  • MEM07007C: Perform milling operations


Up To 48 months

Delivery Model



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