Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Upskill yourself or your workforce with a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade and become a General Mechanical Engineer Tradesperson.



The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade from Major Training is designed to for to cover the skills and knowledge required to work as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical work.

The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

Major Training Group delivers the following streams:

  • Mechanical Trade – Fitting
  • Mechanical Trade – Machining
  • Mechanical Trade – Maintenance – Fitting/Machining

Course Details

The Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification.

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 to be able to gain sufficient experience to successfully complete the Unit of Competency requirements.

People entering the workforce to undertake an Apprenticeship in the construction sector , they may have minimal or some prior skills or Statements of Attainment which may be recognised through our recognition process. Delivered through SRTO requirements including development of a Training Plan, Employer Resource Assessment and completion of a Training Record

What You'll Learn

Perform engineering measurements.

Perform computations.

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment.

Interact with computing technology.

Assist in the provision of on the job training.

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Unlock the world of precision and innovation with a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This comprehensive program equips individuals with the expertise to excel in the dynamic field of mechanical engineering, where creativity meets technical mastery.

Possible Roles

Mechanical Fitter: As a mechanical fitter, you'll specialise in assembling, installing, and maintaining machinery and mechanical components to ensure smooth operations across various industries.

Maintenance Technician: Maintenance technicians focus on inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing mechanical equipment, ensuring its optimal functionality and prolonging its lifespan.

Machine Operator: Machine operators handle industrial machinery, monitoring its operation, adjusting settings, and ensuring production processes run efficiently and safely.

Mechanical Draftsperson: In this role, you'll create detailed technical drawings and schematics using computer-aided design (CAD) software to communicate mechanical designs and specifications.

Manufacturing Technician: Manufacturing technicians play a key role in production lines, operating machinery, performing quality checks, and collaborating with engineers to ensure efficient manufacturing processes.

Toolmaker: Toolmakers design, create, and repair precision tools, molds, and fixtures used in manufacturing processes, contributing to the production of accurate and high-quality components.

Potential wages could be in the region of $105,000 to $125,000 per year

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

Training Locations
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

Course Duration

Up to 48 months

What You'll Pay

Full Cost: Enquire Now

Funded Options
User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

TSAGT Funding

TSAGT funding options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; TSAGT Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

Major Training maximises the value of a concreting apprenticeship and simplifies the process. We develop customised Apprentice Training Plans face to face with students and employers. This ensures the apprentice is learning the right skills for them and the business. We also:

  • Train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • Only employ industry current trainers and assessors
  • Work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks
  • Provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • Provide Concreting Apprenticeships & Traineeships across BrisbaneGold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Morayfield, Ipswich & Cairns.
  • Offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required.

Did you know that the government can provide up to $6000 in incentives for employers if their apprentice completes a Certificate III in Engineering- Machanical Trade?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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