Certificate III In Engineering - Fabrication Trade [Heavy/Welding Yh]

( Applied Engineering - Metals & Engineering )
Course code: WT77
National ID: MEM30305

About this Course

Study Mode Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the engineering fabrication industry. You usually have to complete an apprenticeship in fabrication trade, which involves both on and off the job training. The off-the-job training is provided through Registered Training Organisations. To enter you need to be employed. For more details on apprenticeships call the New Apprenticeships Referral Line on 1800 639 629 (FREECALL).
Study Plan

Phase 1

Unit Code Title
W5294 Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding
W5326 Perform Routine Gas Metal Arc Welding
W5331 Carry Out Mechanical Cutting
W5333 Perform Manual Heating And Thermal Cutting
W5418 Interpret Technical Drawing
W5492 Perform Engineering Measurements
W5502 Apply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment
W5531 Apply Quality Procedures
W5574 Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations

Phase 2

Unit Code Title
W5324 Perform Routine Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
W5327 Select Welding Processes
W5328 Apply Safe Welding Practices
W5334 Perform Advanced Manual Thermal Cutting, Gouging And Shaping
W5449 Perform Computations
W5512 Plan To Undertake A Routine Task
W5548 Work With Others In A Manufacturing, Engineering Or Related Environment
W5563 Use Hand Tools
WA651 Mark Off/Out Structural Fabrications And Shapes

Phase 3

Unit Code Title
W5322 Weld Using Flux Core Arc Welding Process
W5451 Organise And Communicate Information
W5552 Assist In The Provision Of On The Job Training
WA643 Weld Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
WA646 Perform Geometric Development

Phase 4

Unit Code Title
W5419 Prepare Basic Engineering Drawing
W5532 Apply Quality Systems
WA640 Apply Fabrication, Forming And Shaping Techniques

Phase 5

Unit Code Title
D3655 Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
W5452 Interact With Computing Technology
W5513 Plan A Complete Activity
WA641 Assemble Fabricated Components
WA642 Weld Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
WA644 Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training  $ 2,994.21 $ 1,227.78 Check your eligibility ​ $ 4,221.99​​
Apprentice/Trainee  2,994.21
 1,227.78​​  Check your eligibility
​ ​ $ 4,221.99​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Henderson Campus Y
Rockingham Campus S1
Rockingham Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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