Welders fabricate, alter and repair metal products and structures using a range of techniques. Working in a variety of settings from small workshops to large sites, the majority of learning for an apprentice welder is hands-on and practical.
Blue Dog Training’s MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Welding) 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: MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Welding)|
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 MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Welding) qualification that is suitable for the following positions:
To be awarded the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Welding), 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|
|MSAENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05004||Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding|
|MEM05005||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05006||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering|
|MEM05007||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05010||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05011||Assemble fabricated components|
|MEM05012||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05015||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05017||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05036||Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications|
|MEM05037||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05047||Weld using flux core arc welding process|
|MEM05049||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05050||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05051||Select welding processes|
|MEM05052||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05056||Perform routine flux core arc welding|
|MEM08010||Manually finish/polish materials|
|MEM12007||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM18055||Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
|MEM07024||Operate and monitor machine and process|
|MEM13003||Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials|
|MEM16004||Perform internal/external customer service|
|MEM16005||Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work|
|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.