Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction - MEM30719

South Metropolitan TAFE, TAFE WA

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00020G

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a marine craft construction tradesperson within the marine craft construction industry. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of marine craft construction work, including undertaking manufacturing and repairs of boats in fibre-reinforced plastics, timber and metal and marine/boat yard operations, fitting out of internal and external components of vessels and installation of engineering drive systems.This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as in Marine Craft Construction. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.


  • Undertake marine sheathing operations
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Lay up composites using open moulding techniques
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
  • Maintain marine vessel surfaces
  • Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
  • Plan work activities
  • Select and use reinforcing appropriate for product
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Apply fibre-reinforced materials
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate mobile load shifting equipment
  • Perform precision fitting of engineering components
  • Operate and monitor machine and process
  • Prepare basic engineering drawing
  • Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
  • Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
  • Use hand tools
  • Mark and cut out sheets for composite use
  • Perform automated thermal cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Perform fitout procedures
  • Install machine/plant
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Perform computations
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Select and use cores and fillers appropriate for product
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
  • Select and use resin systems appropriate for product
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Set up marine vessel structures
  • Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
  • Perform precision assembly
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform marine slipping operations
  • Store and handle composite materials
  • Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
  • Work safely on marine craft
  • Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Install marine systems
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Form timber shapes using hot processes
  • Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes
  • Interpret technical drawing

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