Certificate I in Engineering - MEM10105


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for trainees in manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. Students will gain the base level competencies required by an operator working in these areas. They will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures and planning, plus some specific industry skills in a production or process area. This course targets early school leavers and is delivered in the workplace, school to work and access programs.


  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Maintain wheels and tyres
  • Perform computations
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Replace watch batteries
  • Pick and process order
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Perform soft soldering
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Perform machine setting (routine)
  • Perform precision assembly
  • Perform routine sharpening/maintenance of production tools and cutters
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform hand engraving
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Perform metal spinning lathe operations (basic)
  • Perform electronic/electrical assembly (production)
  • Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Fabricate jewellery items
  • Undertake marine sheathing operations
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Handle gem materials
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Operate and monitor machine/process
  • Maintain marine vessel surfaces
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Perform gland packing
  • Order materials
  • Use hand tools
  • Handle/move bulk fluids/gases
  • Perform production packaging
  • Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods
  • Undertake warehouse receival process
  • Perform jewellery metal casting
  • Perform hand forging
  • Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Perform manual production welding
  • Make up solutions
  • Administer inventory procedures
  • Set assembly stations
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
  • Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
  • Use improvement processes in team activities
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • Construct jewellery components
  • Perform marine slipping operations
  • Apply fibre-reinforced materials
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
  • Apply quality systems
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Perform jewellery enamelling
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Assemble and test lock mechanisms
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Work safely on marine craft
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Prepare jewellery illustrations
  • Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Install and upgrade locks and hardware
  • Produce keys
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work
  • Package materials (stores and warehouse)
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Operate computer controlled machines/processes
  • Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment
  • Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casino Campus No
  • Part-time : 17 weeks
Kempsey Campus No
  • Part-time : 15 weeks
Taree Campus No
  • Part-time : 15 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Kempsey Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Suitable cotton drill long pants and long sleeve clothing and leather safety work boots. Approx cost $200.00 - Denim jeans can be worn as long as they are in good condition - no tears or rips. Clothing does not need to be high visibilty type. New clothing should be washed prior to use to remove dye solvents. Please discuss with teacher prior to enrolment.- Safety Glasses – It is recommend that students bring the following PPE.- Gloves – Suitable long leather gloves must be worn when arc welding or flame cutting. Gloves must be removed before using grinding machines.- Oxy Welding Goggles – Are to be worn when oxy welding or cutting.- Welding Helmet – Must be worn when arc welding. Cracked lenses must be replaced.- Earmuffs/Earplugs – Are to be worn in all designated areas and when requested by the teacher.

Campuses: Taree Campus.

**FULLY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISED**This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Personal protective equipment (PPE): Cost will be advised- Student resources: Cost will be advised

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