Machinists use machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and grinders to produce precision metal parts. This type of work uses a mixture of manual and computerised technology to create, maintain and repair machined parts. As an apprentice machinist, the majority of learning is hands-on and practical, within an industry that changes alongside advances in technology.
Blue Dog Training’s MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining) 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: MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining)|
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.
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 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.
Upon completion the apprentice will be issued with a nationally recognised MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining) qualification that is suitable for the following positions:
To be awarded the MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/Machining), units of competency to the value of 96 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering|
|MEM14006||Plan work activities|
|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|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM07005||Perform general machining|
|MEM07006||Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007||Perform milling operations|
|MEM07008||Perform grinding operations|
|MEM07011||Perform complex milling operations|
|MEM12003||Perform precision mechanical measurement|
|MEM12006||Mark off/out (general engineering)|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18004||Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment|
|MEM18005||Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006||Perform precision fitting of engineering components|
|MEM18007||Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|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|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
|MEM05004||Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding|
|MEM05006||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering|
|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|
|MEM07021||Perform complex lathe operations|
|MEM08010||Manually finish/polish materials|
|MEM13003||Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials|
|MEM16005||Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities|
|MEM18011||Shut down and isolate machines/equipment|
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.
To be eligible for the Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s 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.
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.