Sheet metal workers create, install and repair products made from sheet metal. Working in a variety of settings from small workshops to large industrial factories, the majority of learning for an apprentice sheet metal worker is hands-on and practical.
Blue Dog Training’s Certificate III in Engineering: Light Fabrication – Sheet Metal (MEM30305) 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.|
|Entry Requirements||Employment-based training. Apprentices must have an employer with a full scope of work and be supervised by a qualified tradesperson before training can commence. Contact one of our trainers for information on necessary supervisor qualifications.|
|Locations||Please note that this course is currently only available in Queensland.|
Our trainers are trade-qualified with relevant industry experience. They work with the apprentice and employer to develop an individual training plan. Consideration is given to the apprentice and employer's circumstances, as well as the range of work that will be covered in the workplace.
Theory is delivered through our online learning platform, and the practical development of on-site skills is documented using our Skills Profiler app. Your designated trainer will track your progress, provide support where required and assess your competency throughout the apprenticeship.
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computer technology|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM03003B||Perform sheet and plate assembly|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05006C||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011D||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05016C||Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05036C||Repair/replace/ modify fabrications|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM16005A||Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM08010B||Manually finish/polish materials|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12007C||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM13003B||Work safely with industrial chemical and materials|
|MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM180001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand-held operations|
In Queensland, apprenticeship training and assessment is funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice program which is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
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 apprenticeship or traineeships at the same time. In addition, apprentices and trainees including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs), can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice program.
More information on the Queensland Government funding rules, fees and fee concessions is available in the Blue Dog Training Student Handbook.
|Training Fees (All Apprentices)||The Training Fees are fully funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - User Choice Program.|
|Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for School Leavers)||The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training funds all co-contribution fees for apprentices who have completed Year 12 in Queensland in 2013 onwards, AND commence their apprenticeship within the following calendar year after completing Year 12.|
|Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for School-Based Apprentices)||The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training funds all co-contribution fees for School-Based Apprentices.|
|Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for Other Apprentices)||Co-contribution fees apply. Approximately $1600 depending on selected unit. 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.|