Certificate III in
Engineering – Fabrication

Offered as an Apprenticeship pathway, the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (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 32 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 MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication (Sheetmetal) qualification consists of 32 units of competency:

12 Core Units

20 Elective Units

Core Units

  • MSENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MEM13014A: Apply principles of OH&S in the work environment.
  • MEM12023A: Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM14004A: Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM16007A: Work with others in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM12024A: Perform computations
  • MEM15002A: Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A: Apply quality procedures
  • MEM14005A: Plan a complete activity
  • MEM16006A: Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008A: Interact with computing technology
  • MEM17003A: Assist in the provision of on the job training

Elective Units

  • MEM18001C: Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B: Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM05052A: Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM05051A: Select welding process
  • MEM05007C: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05005B: Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM05004C: Perform routine Oxy Acetylene welding
  • MEM05017D: Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM11011B: Undertake manual handling
  • MEM05050B: Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • MEM05049B: Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • MEM09002B: Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12007D: Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • MEM05012C: Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM05015D: Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM03003B: Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • MEM05019D: Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05037C: Perform geometric development
  • MEM05010C: Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • MEM05011D: Assemble fabricated components


Metal Tradesperson

Fabrication Tradesperson

Sheetmetal Worker


Up To 42 months

Delivery Model



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