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MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering
Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic)

Diesel fitters maintain, repair and manufacture metal products and machinery. For an apprentice diesel fitter, the majority of learning is hands-on and practical.

Blue Dog Training’s MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic) course is self-paced and flexible, with theory that strongly ties in with the practical skills developed in the workplace. Our training is suitable for school-based apprentices, part-time apprentices, full-time apprentices and mature-aged apprentices.

Attendance On-the-job training. No classrooms or block training. Flexible theory delivery.
Course Duration 4 year contract term and 3.5 years standard expected duration. Existing skills and experience are recognised and training may be fast-tracked, if appropriate.
Requirements You must be signed into an apprenticeship/traineeship contract with an employer
Locations This course is offered in Queensland.
Outcome Nationally Recognised Qualification: MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic)

Why Choose Blue Dog

Whether you are looking to put on your first apprentice, add another to your ranks, or require more flexibility and support with your current apprentice's training, Blue Dog can assist.

Blue Dog Training has been training apprentices for over 18 years and works with businesses by creating a seamless process from start to finish. Blue Dog provides unparalleled support with a flexible onsite training model that allows you to choose when employees complete their theory.

Delivery

Our trainers are trade-qualified with relevant industry experience. They work with the apprentice and employer to develop an individual training plan. Theory is delivered through our online learning platform, and the practical development of on-site skills is documented using our Skills Profiler app.

Flexible training model means no block training ensuring your apprentice will be on the job when you need them most.

A Blue Dog trainer will ensure apprentices are up to date while employers can easily track an apprentice's training progress.

The employer and apprentice are given a designated trainer for the duration of training to support the learning process.

Apprentices

Undertake your apprenticeship with Blue Dog's flexible training model to receive unparalleled support from a qualified trainer and remove the need to leave your worksite to receive training.

The Certificate III is Employment-based training. Apprentices must have an employer with a full scope of work and be supervised by a qualified tradesman to begin their Certificate III in Engineering.

The flexible training model means you will be able to complete your theory where and when you like.

No need to spend time and money travelling off-site to complete block training. Learn on the job.

A dedicated trainer will help you throughout your apprenticeship and provide support when you need it.

Upon completion the apprentice will be issued with a nationally recognised MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic) qualification that is suitable for the following positions:

  • Diesel Fitter/Mechanic

Course Units

To be awarded the MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic, units of competency to the value of 96 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:

  • Core units of competency (totalling 63 points)
  • Elective units of competency to a minimum value of 33 points from Groups A
Core (Mandatory)
CODE UNIT NAME
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Apply quality systems
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM27006 Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
MEM27016 Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
MEM27017 Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant
MEM27019 Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant
MEM27020 Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
MEM27023 Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Electives Minimum 33 points (Note – Prerequisites must be considered)
CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05007 Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM07005 Perform general machining
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18012 Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals
MEM18013 Perform gland packing
MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components
MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems
MEM27001 Maintain and repair stationary and mobile plant engine cooling systems
MEM27002 Test and repair compression ignition systems
MEM27005 Tune diesel engines
MEM27008 Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems
MEM27009 Diagnose and rectify braking systems
MEM27014 Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions
MEM27015 Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
MEM27030 Perform engine bottom-end overhaul

Funding

The Queensland government through the User Choice program (which is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training) provides a contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Apprentices and trainees are usually required to pay a co-contribution fee for the cost of their training and assessment. In some cases, partial of full fee exemptions might apply.

More information on the Queensland Government funding rules, fees and fee concessions – including the Free Apprenticeships for under 25s initiative - is available in the drop down menus below.

FREE APPRENTICESHIPS FOR UNDER 25's INITIATIVE

To be eligible for the Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s program you must:

  • Be under the age of 25 when commencing the Certificate III in Engineering
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.

USER CHOICE PROGRAM

To be eligible for the DESBT User Choice program subsidy/government contribution you must:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • Not have already utilised your entitlement under the User Choice program, that is apprentices and trainees, including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs) can only receive a maximum of two Government funding contributions under the User Choice program.
  • Have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by DESBT.

Co-contribution fees apply. Approximately $1600 depending on selected units. Concessions may apply for eligible learners, reducing the co-contribution fee to approximately $640. Further details can be found in the Blue Dog Training Student Handbook. For more information please call (07) 3166 3999.

More information on concessional fees and costs per unit can be found here.

Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.

For more information on the User Choice program, see DESBT's website (https://training.qld.gov.au/) where a selection of fact sheets on User Choice funding limitations and the implications for eligibility to receive User Choice funding of any further training, are available.


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