Certificate III in
Engineering – Fabrication Trade

Offered as an Apprenticeship pathway, the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) provides the skills and knowledge to work with heavy gauge steel: cutting, shaping, assembling and welding. It also includes the production, fabrication and development of items manufactured from plate materials, generally in steel of varying thickness but can also involve non-ferrous materials. It also requires the construction or repair of metal products by joining parts using a variety of welding methods either manually or by machine.

Job outcomes may include 1st Class Welder; Boilermaker

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 Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) qualification consists of 32 units of competency:

12 Core Units

20 Elective Units

Core Units

  • MSMENV272B: 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
  • MEM15002A: Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A: Apply quality procedures
  • MEM12024A: Perform computations
  • 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
  • MEM05007C: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05005B: Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM09002B: Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12007D: Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • MEM03003B: Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • MEM05049B: Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • MEM05037C: Perform geometric development
  • MEM05010C: Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • MEM05011D: Assemble fabricated components
  • MEM05018C: Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05036C: Repair/replace/modify fabrications
  • MEM05052A: Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM05051A: Select welding processes
  • MEM05050B: Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • MEM05012C: Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM05017D: Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • MEM05015D: Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM05019D: Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05036C: Repair/replace/modify fabrications


Up To 48 Months

Delivery Model



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