Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology - MSA30208


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

This qualification is part of the Manufacturing Training Package. It will help students establish and maintain a career in the manufacturing industry. It supports the Technology Cadetship at AQF Certificate III level. Students will learn to assist in the making and manufacture of metal products, and may also assist in quality assurance and control systems as applied to a metal manufacturing environment. Available as a traineeship.


  • Produce detailed engineering drawings
  • Perform computations
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
  • Prepare materials to formulae
  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Select welding processes
  • Use planning software systems in manufacturing
  • Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • Prepare working solutions
  • Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • Contribute to the development of products or processes
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Produce basic engineering graphics
  • Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Interpret customer requirements
  • Apply quality standards
  • Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
  • Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
  • Record and present data
  • Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • Analyse manual handling processes
  • Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
  • Communicate with other people
  • Interpret basic binary phase diagrams
  • Perform microscopic examination
  • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • Prepare culture media
  • Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • Prepare trial batches for evaluation
  • Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
  • Undertake supervised procurement activities
  • Set up and prepare for production
  • Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations
  • Operate basic handblowing equipment
  • Monitor ferrous melting and casting processes
  • Set up equipment for continuous operation
  • Prepare a simple production schedule
  • Perform aseptic techniques
  • Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Receive and prepare samples for testing
  • Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Test the mechanical properties of materials
  • Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections
  • Set a die
  • Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • Participate in product engineering
  • Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing
  • Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Use SCADA systems in manufacturing
  • Assist with fieldwork
  • Modify existing compounds
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Improve cost factors in work practices
  • Work in a socially diverse environment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations
  • Apply quick changeover procedures
  • Apply competitive manufacturing practices
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Collect routine site samples
  • Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment
  • Make minor modifications to products
  • Identify equipment faults
  • Use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • Monitor non-ferrous melting and casting processes
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Perform basic tests
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • Use sustainable energy practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
  • Apply critical control point requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
  • Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Use CAD to create and display 3D models
  • Monitor process capability
  • Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
  • Match and adjust colour
  • Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
  • Sustain process improvements
  • Handle and transport samples or equipment

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Indicative cost of $100 to cover calculator and stationery

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