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Fitter and Turner apprentices learn precision engineering skills to shape, form and fit metals and synthetic materials and carry out maintenance, repair and design of machinery and machine parts.

  Course details


Bowen, Burdekin, Cairns, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Course details

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Key dates

Bowen Workplace
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Part time Classroom
Burdekin Workplace
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Part time Classroom
Cairns Workplace
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Part time Classroom
Mt Isa Workplace
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Part time Classroom
Townsville Trade Training Centre Workplace
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Part time Classroom

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is usually through an indenture as an apprentice or via RPL (see below). The outcome will be a tradesperson in the particular chosen trade calling. NB: In some cases, credit towards this qualification may apply from previously completed study.  School based apprenticeships are also available.  If you want to know more, please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.

Minimum age: Entry into an apprenticeship or traineeship is generally limited to individuals who are 16 years of age or older.  In special circumstances consideration may be given to individuals 13 years or older seeking to enter into an apprenticeship or traineeship.  Queensland legislation applies age restrictions to particular apprenticeships and traineeships.

If you are under 18 years of age at the start date of your apprenticeship or traineeship, your parent or guardian must sign the training contract.

Education: Levels of education that should be attained prior to entry into the apprenticeship may be recommended but these are not mandatory unless the levels are set in legislation. If you want to know more please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.  All TAFE apprentices will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of their TAFE training.



98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Seventeenth Street
Home Hill QLD 4806

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE.

Singlet tops are not allowed.



Please contact campus to discuss delivery mode.


MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment Elective
MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies Elective
MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components Elective
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) Elective
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering Elective
MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings Elective
MEM07005C Perform general machining Elective
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations Elective
MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MEM07007C Perform milling operations Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components Elective
MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional costs

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Protective clothing
  • Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
  • Long sleeved shirts are highly recommended *Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • Welding shield and Welding Gloves / Long Gauntlets for MMAW, GMAW & Thermal Cutting
  • Clear safety glasses to AS1337
  • Notepad and pen

A Student Administration Charge of $48.00 is applicable to all enrolments, paid once per calendar year.



Engineering employment outcomes from this qualification will depend on the industry skills requirement chosen by the employer/apprentice.

Apprentices may undertake a range of tasks including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment machinery; work in fluid power systems, diesel fitting, instruments, refrigeration/air conditioning and related computer controlled equipment (e.g. programmable logic controllers (PLC's), computer controlled equipment and computer numeric controlled machine tools.

Job prospects

  • Metal Engineering Process Worker
  • Fitter And Turner
  • Fitter (General)
  • Engineering Production Systems Worker
  • Welder

Enrol now if you have:

  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

All done? Call 1300 656 959 to enrol today!


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 18 September 2017

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