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Fabrication & Mechanical

Fabrication & Mechanical

Mechanical engineering and fabrication help provide turn-key solutions to many businesses.

This course will give the knowledge and skills required to work in the metals and engineering industry. Students will learn to make and repair steel and other metal products and structures such as boilers and storage tanks, and develop industry-specific skills including:

  • Metal fabrication
  • Forming and shaping techniques
  • Forging
  • Founding
  • Structural steel erection
  • Electroplating
  • Metal spinning and polishing
  • Sheet metal work
  • Welding
  • Mechanical and thermal cutting

Taking up education in this field can help the students be ready for a variety of mechanical engineering and fabrication services ranging from designing & constructing turnkey solutions for businesses to the optimisation of existing processes & equipment. The specialisations include:

  • Boilermaker-Welder
  • Brass Finisher
  • Metal Fabricator-Welder
  • Metal Template Maker
  • Structural Steel Trades Worker
  • Special Class Welder

With this knowledge, they can provide customized solutions for niche requirements. There is good demand and scope of fabricators and mechanical engineers in Australia, and students learning the core of it can have a promising career.

Subject & Course Offered

Course Offered

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • Certificate IV in Engineering
  • Diploma of Engineering – Technical
  • Certificate IV in Engineering + Diploma of Business

Subjects Offered

  • Perform sheet and plate assembly
  • Operate melting furnaces
  • Perform gravity die casting
  • Operate pressure die casting machine
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Produce moulds and cores by hand (jobbing)
  • Operate sand moulding and core making machines
  • Pour molten metal
  • Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
  • Develop and manufacture wood patterns
  • Many more

Please note that this is not a complete list. Core and elective units may differ from provider to provider.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Study Visa

Before applying for student visa in Australia, you must have:

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.

Eligibility for Course

  • Student must be of 18 years or older to be eligible for admission.
  • Student must have completed year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.
  • Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

English Entry Requirement

Student must have minimum 5.5 Band overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE). Please note that some providers may ask for higher English proficiency score for certain specializations.

ANZSCO Code: 323211-323215 And 323299 – Metal Fitters And Machinists

What Do Metal Fitters And Machinists Do?

  • Fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products
  • Set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines
  • Operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings
  • Fit and assemble metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment
  • Fit, assemble, grind and shape metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment
  • Fit, assemble and weld metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment
  • Set up and operate machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications
  • Set up, adjust and maintain industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear

Task Include

  • Studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
  • Fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • Checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
  • Setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
  • Forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
  • Diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • May erect machines and equipment on-site

Visa Options For Immigration Per MLTSSL

Specialisations Include

  • Computer Numeric Control Setter
  • Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
  • Fitter-Machinist
  • Fitter-Mechanic
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Fitter Armament (Army)
  • Aircraft Machinist
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Metal Machine Setter
  • Metal Turner
  • Milling Machinist
  • Vertical Borer
  • Loom Tuner
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic
  • Textile Machine Mechanic
  • Printing Engineer

Occupations Include

  • 323211 Fitter (General)
  • 323212 Fitter and Turner
  • 323213 Fitter-Welder
  • 323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • 323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
  • 323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

ANZSCO Code: 322311-322313 – Structural Steel & Welding Trades Workers

What Do Structural Steel And Welding Trades Workers Do?

  • Cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels
  • Mark off and fabricate structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels
  • Assemble, weld and repair pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards
  • Fabricate and repair metal products using various welding techniques

Tasks Include

  • Studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • Selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
  • Cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • Shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • Aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • Joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • Examining welds for the width of bead, penetration and precision
  • Finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
  • Cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding

Visa Options For Immigration Per MLTSSL

Occupations Include

  • 322311 Metal Fabricator
  • 322312 Pressure Welder
  • 322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus)/Welder (NZ)

Specialisations Include

  • Boilermaker-Welder
  • Brass Finisher
  • Metal Fabricator-Welder
  • Metal Template Maker
  • Structural Steel Trades Worker
  • Special Class Welder
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