Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It covers all aspects of fabrication including the use of hand tools, portable power tools, metal working machinery, the use of all current welding and cutting processes, training in reading and interpretation of working drawings, developmental drawing, marking out and job planning and associated theory required to compliment all tasks. Undertaking this qualification will offer apprentices greater openings for career progress due to the broad-based nature of the program, the opportunity to select their own program of study, with the support of their employer, thus acquiring only those skills directly relevant to their work and interests, and the ability to proceed through the program at their own pace. 'Fabrication' refers to the full scope of work previously known as 'Boiler making', 'Structural Steel', 'Metal Fabrication' and 'Sheet Metal'.

Entry Requirements:

There are no minimum academic qualifications, however, students must have a contract of training in the engineering industry as a Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade apprentice.


11 core units; plus Fabrication Stream units; plus electives

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Perform engineering measurements; Perform computations; Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment; Plan to undertake a routine task; Plan a complete activity; Apply quality systems; Apply quality procedures; Organise and communicate information; Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Interact with computing technology; Assist in the provision of on the job training. Plus fabrication units. Plus electives.

Study Pathways:

At the completion of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade, students may articulate directly into further studies in the Certificate IV in Engineering or to employment.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Alice Springs No info No Full time 3 years
Casuarina No info No 3 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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