Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (MEM30319)

Looking for a course that will boost your career in fabrication trade? 

The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) equips you with the foundational understanding and hands-on abilities necessary to become a proficient engineering fabrication tradesperson.

Note: This course has been superseded by and is equivalent to Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) as of December 2022.

The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) is a nationally-recognised qualification that provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the metal fabrication and welding industries. 

This comprehensive program covers a range of topics, including welding techniques, sheet metal work, metal cutting and forming, and workplace safety. Students will learn to interpret technical drawings, manuals, and specifications while working with various materials, such as steel, aluminium, and other alloys.

With your new qualification, you can enter the workforce in roles such as: 

  • Fabricator
  • Welder 
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Boilermaker


Specialising in an area within the fabrication trade, such as pipe welding or marine fabrication, can also enhance your expertise and employability.

Thanks to Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820), you can work on your engineering theory and practical skills with access to our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.

At Gimbal Training, we are focused on bringing you quality trainers and opportunities for apprenticeships that help you excel in your field. 

With a Certificate 3 in Engineering, you can explore modules and career pathways within the field of engineering maintenance.

This apprenticeship will last about four years, depending on your progress. If you’re acquiring this qualification via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), it should take between 3 -6 months.

The cost of the Certificate II in Engineering (MEM31922) will depend on whether or not you are eligible for government funding. Gimbal Training accepts flexible payment options for this course.

For details on prices, please download our fees here.

This course does not have any entry requirements. 

For more information on the process, feel free to refer to these links for NSW and QLD.

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How RPL is assessed

With our simple six-step process, you’ll have your formal qualification in a short period of time.

Step 1: Enquiry

Speak to one of our friendly team members and provide to get started on your consultation.

Step 2: Pre-enrolment

In this step, we ensure you are eligible for an RPL by asking you the necessary questions and giving you login details for our online platform. Collect and organise your experience for your assessor with a combination of workplace documents, interviews, videos and reports from previous employers. 

The assessor will then make contact to discuss your application, explain the process and let you know what further evidence is required including workplace documents, references and videos

Step 3: Enrolment

In this step you complete an online knowledge test, provide any additional video evidence and complete an interview with the Assessor on the technical aspects of your qualification

Step 4: Gap Training

After an assessment, your assessor may decide you need further training to address the gaps in your knowledge or practical skills and will advise you how to proceed.

Step 5: Assessment Outcome

The assessor creates a report with a recommendation based on the evidence you have provided, outcome of written test and interviews. This is submitted to the Compliance department for approval.

Step 6: Final Approval

You are issued your nationally recognised qualification and provided with the necessary documents.

Frequently asked questions

The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) is a nationally recognised qualification that offers a valuable stepping stone for individuals seeking to advance their careers in the metal fabrication and welding industries. As a qualification supported by the Australian government and adhering to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) standards, this qualification is widely acknowledged by employers and educational institutions nationwide. 

This certificate equips graduates with the in-demand skills required to excel in the field of engineering. It provides a comprehensive education in welding techniques, sheet metal work, and fabrication processes. Pursuing this qualification increases employability and opens doors to further study, specialisation, and career growth, ultimately contributing to a successful and fulfilling career in the fabrication trade.

Upon acquiring a Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922), you can explore various next steps to advance your career. With your new qualification, you can explore a variety of pathways in the industry and upskill accordingly. 

Alternatively, you may pursue further education, such as a Certificate IV or Diploma in Engineering, to expand your knowledge and skills. No matter which path you choose, the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) serves as a solid foundation for continued growth and success in the engineering and fabrication fields.

Though the theoretical components of the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM31922) can be conveniently accessed and completed online, it is crucial to gain practical experience alongside this knowledge. As a result, you will need to undertake your apprenticeship by working for an employer and as you progress through the units you will be  signed off by Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820) qualified Trainer. This combination of online learning and hands-on training ensures a well-rounded educational experience.

For additional information or assistance, please don’t hesitate to fill out the provided form with your details or call us.

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