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.|
|Requirements||You must be signed into an apprenticeship/traineeship contract with an employer.|
|Locations||This course is offered in Queensland.|
|Outcome||Nationally Recognised Qualification: Certificate III in Engineering: Light Fabrication - Sheet Metal|
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 10 years and works with businesses by creating a seamless process from start to finish, and providing unparalelled support with a flexible onsite training model that allows you to choose when employees complete their theory.
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.
Undertake your apprenticeship with Blue Dog's flexible training model to recieve 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.
Upon completion the apprentice will be issued with a nationally recognised Certificate III in Engineering: Fabrication Trade – Boilermaking/Welding qualification that is suitable for the following positions:
|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 two programs which are administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
Information on the Queensland Government funding rules, fees and fee concessions, and Blue Dog Training's refund policy can be found at the DESBT website
To be eligible for the Free Apprenticeships for Under 21s program you must:
To be eligible for the DESBT User Choice program subsidy/government contribution you must:
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.
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.