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Gain the skills required for employment as an engineering tradesperson – sheetmetal worker within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.

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Cairns, External, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Key dates

Cairns Workplace
Full time Classroom
Part time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
External Workplace
Full time Classroom
Part time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Workplace
Full time Classroom
Part time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is usually through an indenture as an apprentice or via RPL (see below).  School based apprenticeships are also available.

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.



Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Study from any location

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Attire is to be of current industry standard with cotton drill long sleeved shirts and long pants, safety glasses and steel cap boots to be worn during workshop operations.


Please contact us to discuss delivery mode.


MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM12007C Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM18001C Use hand tools Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM10010B Install pipework and pipework assemblies Core
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Core
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Core
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process Core
MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components Core
MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques Core
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting Core
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Core
MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process Core
MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process Core
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices Core
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials Core
MEM05051A Select welding processes Core
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Core
MEM05037B Perform geometric development Core
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding Core
MEM03003B Perform sheet and plate assembly Core


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:

  • Heavy duty 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 and long pants *Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • Welding shield, oxy goggles and welding gloves / long gauntlets for MMAW, GMAW & thermal cutting
  • Clear safety glasses to AS1337, ear plugs
  • Notepad and pen

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


The outcome will be a tradesperson in the particular chosen trade calling.

Job prospects

  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers

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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