How To Become A Mechanical Engineer

If you’re interested in becoming a mechanical engineer, there are a few things you’ll need to do, but first, what to do actually do?

What is a mechanical engineer?

A mechanical engineer is responsible for designing, building, and testing mechanical devices.  

There are two different groups of this role: 

  1. Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson (Cert III)
  2. Mechanical Engineer (University degree) 

A Mechanical Engineer Tradesperson is a much more hands-on role, like a fitter or turner. This trade includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, and servicing of mechanical equipment.

How can you become a Mechanical Engineer?

You can become a Mechanical Engineer Tradesperson by earning your MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade with Major Training. This certificate is earnt through completing a four-year apprenticeship

You will become a certified Tradesperson in this field when you have successfully completed your Certificate III and apprenticeship requirements.

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, for an apprentice pathway the learner must be employed full time or part time and have access to a workplace. This is to ensure they gain sufficient experience to successfully complete the Unit of Competency requirements.

Benefits of completing a Certificate III in Engineering

The main benefit of completing this certificate is that you will be working in the field for the whole duration of your studies. This will ensure you have real-life hands-on experience in the field. It can also potentially lead into full time employment with the company you do your apprenticeship with. 

Major Training offers a nationally recognised qualification. This means you can work anywhere across Australia. The Certificate III is earnt whilst completing a four-year apprenticeship.

What jobs can I get with a Cert III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) ?

The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade can open entry-level and experienced job opportunities, including: 

  • Fitter – Metal
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Maintenance Mechanic / Motor Mechanic
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)
  • Metal Machinist (First Class) – Engineering
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Tool and Die Maker

How to enrol

Please phone Major Training on 1300 790 822 to discuss your licensing and training requirements. If you’re also interested in exploring different engineering fields, don’t forget to check out our article on 5 Types of Engineering.

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